Bias in Google-AOL Deal; “Unethical,” says Microsoft

I'm late (due to end-of-semester grading) to the discussion of the recent Google-AOL deal. The key points:Google spends $1 billion to gain a 5% stake in AOL;Google offers special promotion and links to AOL (as sponsored links) for searches which…

Paper: The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing and Accessing Information

I am presenting this paper today at the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). The panel is titled "Search Engines - Their Politics; Their Logics":The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing…

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…