Google search results for numbers
Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:53 AM
By accident searched Google for the “term” 1, I was surprised by the result.
I’m in the UK and Google in my main search engine. Without selecting the “pages from the UK” option:
When I type the following single numbers into Google the top listed sites are as follows:
Search term 1 gives me: bbc radio 1 as the top site.
Search term 2. gives me bbc radio 2 as the top site.
Search term 3 gives me bbc radio 3 as the top site.
Question: what is the top listed site when you search of the term “1” in your country?
I would be interested to know if it the BBC radio 1 or something different.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:13 AM
In my local Google, an internet newspaper creeped in, announcing the results of a football match (3:1) and a list in a disclaimer (1. The newspaper isn't liable for..).
But guess who was 2nd? Wikipedia, July 1st, of course.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 14 July 2006 - 08:15 AM.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:52 AM
I don’t think it’s weird, I think it’s very sinister.
That's weird. I tried the google.ca search engine and got Wikipedia (the July 1st entry) first.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:05 AM
Sometimes you wonder why the results end up the way they are... and even more, you wonder why people try to search for things like that (and how many other people try it, ha ha).
Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:43 PM
Here in the USA from Western NY State, the top 3 results for me were:
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:53 AM
The reason I think it’s sinister, is because I thought that if we didn’t specify our regional options, we would all get the same results. This is apart from countries where Google colludes with governments to stop people having access to ideas that the government don’t approve of.
I also naively thought that the Internet would help to bring down borders. I am not generally one for conspiracy theories, e.g. I don’t care if the moon landings were faked, and that someone has invented a viable alternative to petrol (gasoline), and it’s been suppressed.
However I do have a theory that the “Internet bringing down borders” would not suit the capitalist system. I could give many examples, but I don’t wish to bore people
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