May The Best Search Engine Emerge, OR Let The Free Market Decide
This morning The Patriot Room linked into my site because I posted an article on RCP earlier in the week and Clyde of My Aisling tried to “also post” this same article, and it has since been taken down. Here is a tidbit from Bill’s article concerning Google, Atlas Shrugs, and my article on RCP and then I will get on with what this post is really about. Liberal Left corporations that backed The One are trying to shut down the middle and right. It is time to use the Free Market to send a message to corporations that do not respect our Constitutional Freedoms.
The MSM’s nauseating, pro-Obama bias during the campaign was almost too much to bear. The Libs won, and the un-Fairness Doctrine is on the front burner, once again taking aim at right-wing talk radio.
The fallback position for Conservatives has always been, “well, we always have the right-wing blogs.” But even that has been somewhat in dispute. During the campaign, many anti-Obama blogs running on Blogger software were shut down by Google, which owns the software. That may have been due to Obamabots’ falsely (imagine that) complaining to Google that the sites were spammers, in which case the company’s policy of shutting down the sites pending an investigation kicked in and the bloggers were out of business. The moonbats succeeded in shutting down Republican blogs and Pro-Hillary blogs. (I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress.com to a self hosted site in less than 3 months to protect it.)
Now it appears that Google is trying to finish off the right-wing blogosphere once and for all. Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugs, has written a lot about Obama’s birth certificate controversy. She had a very high Google ranking for those search terms. Google, in a blatant attempt to protect Obama (Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, was a staunch Obama supporter and was in line for a cabinet post) has decided that the story is not newsworthy, and has stripped Gellar of her rankings, a technique known as “sandboxing.”
From World Net Daily.
Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugs claims the search engine giant has banned her groundbreaking articles about Obama – a technique many people refer to as “sandboxing.”
“There was no warning, no notice, nothing,” Gellar told WND. “They have basically sandboxed me.”
“Sandboxing” happens when Google strips a website’s rankings from its search engine results. According to some theories, this happens to new websites when Google puts them into a holding area known as a “sandbox” until the site gains credibility.
My buddy Clyde at My Aisling also noticed earlier in the week how a post by Diamond Tiger on the birth certificate issue submitted to Real Clear Politics’ Reader Articles was pulled by RCP on at least two occasions.
In a teleconference earlier in the week, I learned that Google tracks everything everybody does on their search engine. If that isn’t Big Brother, I do not know what is. This post could go any number of ways, but what I think is most important right now is to use the Free Market to tell Google and any other large corporate entity that wants to curtail our freedoms that we ARE NOT BUYING! If the majority of Americans, (who are actually center-right) stop using Google immediately, they will have to once again compete for their market share. Here are some search engines to start using:
All The Web: http://www.alltheweb.com
Look Smart: http://www.looksmart.com
Netscape Search: http://search.netscape.com
Let’s make Google work for their share, and MAY THE BEST NEW SEARCH ENGINE EMERGE!!