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Does/Will Google control the internet

Discussion in 'Google' started by William Martin, Feb 11, 2006.

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    Question: Does Google currently, or will Google in the future, control the internet?
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    In my opinon, the broad picture is to make Google the first stop for ANYTHING you want to do on the internet. Not forcing you to do it, they can't, but by choice.
    SEMrush
     
    William Martin, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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  2. Christopher

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    They may come closer than anyone else.

    But it won't be complete, and it won't be forever.

    //just speculating
     
    Christopher, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    What's google? Is that a version of Yahoo or something?
     
    alexplank, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    Not sure as a webmater would it bother you if you created a really great site then found out google would not index it?

    Then yes google controls your internet..lol
     
    intruth, Feb 11, 2006 IP
  5. Seiya

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    Google does control the internet... however if they start doing illegal stuff like not indexing without a good reason they will start losing traffic... and popularity.. but as of right now they do because if you violate their rules you are out of the game
     
    Seiya, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    Google doesn't control the Internet completely because they do not let themselves. They keep giving in to various governments from around the world on various issues. If governments control the actions of google then it is actually governments that control the web.
     
    Moncal, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    anusha Active Member

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    haha :p ,,,, I am sure google is playing a major role... Some people don't say.. "Use a search engine to search for something online.. They simply say.... google it"
     
    anusha, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    Google will never completely control the net, but they will play a large role in its evolution.
     
    tesla, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    Well, this will depend on what you view as control of the internet.
    Control over the physical architecture... No
    Control over access to the WWW... No
    Control over leveraging the largest amount of SE traffic... Yes
    Control over being the most popular SE... Yes
    Control over trends and new features to online services (GMail etc.)... Yes (at least they lead and the rest follow)
     
    Crusader, Feb 11, 2006 IP
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    Thank goodness they dont, and never will. They are just a SE, to us in this industry it means alot, but really where were they 20 years ago? Think about 20 years in the future? I highly doubt SE's will even be around for another decade or so, they are just such an primative way of finding things. Who knows what the future holds.
     
    tzimisce, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    YIAM Notable Member

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    From publisher to advertiser, Learner to researcher every ones first choice is google.

    Isn't??
     
    YIAM, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    I don't think they are. Also not in the future as there for sure will be someone to be their competitive as they became yahoo's competitive.
     
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    of course they do. if you have a website and you're not in google, you're not on the internet.
     
    alinush, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    Elee Well-Known Member

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    #14
    The internet is still in its infancy stage (really less than 10 years old), and you are already talking about one company controling it. Google is GOOD at what they do, but let's remember... at one time General Motors was GODD at what they did??

    Remember the days when "what's good for GM is good for the country"? Does that apply today, some 50 years later?? Now, they are starving off bankruptcy!!

    Ten years ago - had we even heard of Google??

    So 50 years from now, no let's say 10 years from now, we will be wondering, "whatever happened to Google"?

    My thoughts...
     
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    yes they will do, but like everything else in life they will eventually have some great competition chasing them.
     
    just-4-teens, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    Control the internet? In my opinion it depends what you mean by that :D.
    No one can control the internet :D
     
    crystak, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    Search engines are just search engines.
    Traffic flows 200 other ways too, not just search engines. For example, they can never control what links people click from one page to the other...
     
    dsm56, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    Eventually if google gains too much control their might rules and guidelines passed to make sure they don't discriminate in their ranking practices.
     
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    Who has the authority to pass such rules though?
     
    William Martin, Feb 12, 2006 IP