What search bias would really look like

Geoffrey Manne —  4 April 2011

A friend sent me a link to this Simon Rich “Shouts and Murmurs” from the New Yorker last year.  Somehow I missed it at the time.  It’s pretty funny.  A taste:

My favorite Google feature is Google Dictionary. Whenever I need a word defined, I just type it into the search box and the meaning pops right up. It’s really convenient, but sometimes the definitions can be strange. For example, here are some words I looked up recently on Google Dictionary.

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Jesus Christ: A guy who made people’s lives much easier and then was crucified. Sound familiar?

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Thank You: A thing it wouldn’t kill people to say.

Geoffrey Manne


President & Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

One response to What search bias would really look like

    Walter Sobchak 4 April 2011 at 8:58 am

    But, it is not factual.