Posted by: bluesyemre | May 20, 2013

Are We Just Google’s Lab Rats?

  • To encourage you to spend your attention on pages that Google controls, Google has adopted the idea that by presenting you  with “relevant” content, we are likely to remain engaged. With Google web search, the relevance of search results supposedly attracts us back to the Google search tool. With services such as Google now, Google pre-emptively tries to present you with information it thinks you need, presumably based on predictive models of sequences of action that other people (or you yourself) have demonstrated in the past.

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