Top 12 Reasons to Distrust Google
Do you use Google? Do you think they are nice and friendly? Do you assume that what is good for Google is good for humanity as a whole? I don’t. Here is why: The top 12 reasons to distrust Google.
- Google supports and implements censorship measures in nondemocratic countries like China
- Google search is almost a monopoly in some countries, it already is one in others (in Germany more than 90% market share)
- Google records and collects all your personal and private data about you and your interests, you might think twice what you search for in future
- Google earns huge money off splogs (Spam blogs) and MFA (made for Adsense) sites with no real content
- Google employs students to manually clean up the search results, they will kick out sites they might deem spammy even if they’re not
- Google is literally a black box company and accountable to nobody, we simply don’t know how exactly they manage our most precious asset: the knowledge of humanity
- Google does not communicate it’s most controversial policy officially but via the private blog of a cat lover
- Google owns one of the biggest US SEO companies, now isn’t that a conflict of interest?
- Google will disclose your private data or IP to identify you even to authorities of non-democratic countries or in cases where people are guilty of free speech
- Google is one of the biggest multinational corporations along with the likes of WalMart and Exxon, it’s owners are two of the richest capitalist on earth
- Google discontinues services like Google Answers or the Google API without prior notice to it’s employees who are then laid off
- Google uses the same rhetoric as the Bush administration: We’re not evil, (the other are)
Now think twice if you as a netizen and/or webmaster want to rely solely on Google products and traffic. Why not instead look out for some alternatives? People, let’s unite for a more social and democratic media. Don’t trust robots, trust humans.
I am Tad Chef and I will enable you to venture beyond Google on my SEO 2.0 blog.