[kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 13:13:16 EST 2010


This is just the rebranded microsoft search engine. The first time I
used it I searched ALSA. Advanced Linux Sound Archetecture was not in
the first 13 pages of results. It is better now apparently

On 1/10/10, John Kerr <jkerr0102 at rogers.com> wrote:
> Hi Gang
> Supplemental question your honour:
>  Is Microsoft so desperate for money that has stooped to this?
>
> John
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> --- On Sun, 1/10/10, john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
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> From: john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 3:14 PM
>
> I've noticed the last two days a commercial on TV for Special K. The call to
> action is to search for "Special K" on Bing.ca.
>
> I'm figuring that Bing and Kellogs have an arrangement where "customized"
> results are given for that term. The first page clearly has Kellogs
> corporate sites or special K friendly sites. A search at Google shows more
> variety.
>
> I hate to be a pessimist but are we (as a culture) going to end up being
> controlled by a biased search engine that favours paying advertisers?
>
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