Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by ricegf on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

If the worst you find on the Internet with SafeSearch off are merely unclothed people, you're running really boring searches. :-)

In any event, Google's decision strikes me as more of a business decision that censorship. People vote with their feet more than their ballots; I presume Google is responding to their market. If not, they'll be irrelevant soon anyway. Or should be.

Just curious (and I don't intend to be passive/aggressive here): As I don't expect the Dutch to adjust to American norms, why do you seem to expect Americans to adjust to yours? Perhaps Europeans should rally behind a Eurocentric search engine that better fits your culture(s) instead of trying to tailor an American company toward that end?

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RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch
by Neolander on Thu 13th Dec 2012 07:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Just curious (and I don't intend to be passive/aggressive here): As I don't expect the Dutch to adjust to American norms, why do you seem to expect Americans to adjust to yours? Perhaps Europeans should rally behind a Eurocentric search engine that better fits your culture(s) instead of trying to tailor an American company toward that end?

I honestly think that if the Internet started to isolate themselves in regional islands with limited cultural connexions, so as to better please each country's moral guardians, something of value would have been lost... Be it only because for some, the Internet has been a way to escape the arbitrary reach of said guardians so far.

Then again, perhaps it would indeed be a more sensible option than the current way of entrusting the US to control the core components of the internet and screaming foul when it goes wrong.

Edited 2012-12-13 07:20 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Zaitch
by Chrispynutt on Thu 13th Dec 2012 11:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch"
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2012-03-14

To be honest the web is pretty cliquey the moment you got outside of your language comfort zone. That is why you can get Yandex, Biadu, Yahoo! Japan and yet someone in the UK would barely know they exist.

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