More on GoogleNews: Sources, Bias, Purpose

The concern over content selection at GoogleNews continues on Buzzmachine. I've had various reactions, which can be found throughout the comment threads, and in my earlier post on transparency. Allow me to highlight three more issues:SourcesThis issue first arose when…

Demanding Transparency in GoogleNews

Jeff Jarvis recently demanded more transparency in GoogleNews:We're demanding transparency of mainstream news.Well, it's high time we get transparency from GoogleNews.Instapundit and LGF point to a nazi site -- complete with "love your race" graphics -- that is part of…

Mind-Mapping and Spatial Information Navigation

Today's New York Times includes a story on mind-mapping software, "To-Do List: Shop, Pay Bills, Organize Brain." It suggests that to learn new topics, organize ideas and spur creative thinking, people should draw dynamic and unstructured "mind maps" rather than…

Wired: Search Rank Easy to Manipulate

Wired Magazine reports on how search engine optimization expert Greg Boser manipulates search engine results. He complicates Google's claim that PageRank "relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of…

Harvard-Google Project Faces Copyright Woes

This Harvard Crimson article discusses concerns that the Google Print lirary project to digitize books at Harvard's libraries (among others) may infringe copyright law. The debate is whether Google's digitization efforts fall within "fair use" or are "illegal duplication" (note…

Eye-Tracking Study of Google Results Page

[from The Unofficial Google Weblog]Two search marketing companies and an eye-tracking firm called Eyetools have produced one of the most interesting studies of consumer response to a Google results page. By tracking eye movements, a picture emerges of the hot…