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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    type in...

    miserable failure

    and hit 'I'm feeling lucky'

    heheheh.... :p
     
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    even if you do regular search, that page comes up first. Pretty damn funny, but also I'm I bit surprised they did it...:D

    D
     
  5. zim macrumors 65816

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    :D

    So is this googls's doing? I would love to know how they did it... I wonder what other hidden searchable terms are in google.
     
  6. medea macrumors 68030

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    Actually in case you didn't know all the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search does is bring you to the first site on the search for that term, if in two weeks another site bumps up to the no.1 spot then that site would replace the George W. one when clicking on I'm feeling lucky.
     
  7. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Google are always up to stuff like this, I think they like their anti-establisment status shall we say... and they play upto it perfectly, they also have mucho respect in the Tech industry, so they can get away with it, as for some reason isn't doesn't seem malicious when they do it, more for a giggle.

    I was only reading early that they keep changing their ranking algorithms to keep the revenues coming in.... heheheh, they're pretty rock n' roll if you ask me!!

     
  8. radhak macrumors regular

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    yes, but funny that this page does not have either of the two words, not even as any meta, or whatever, so how does it make the results at all, let alone the top? definitely one of google's giggle.

    :D
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I don't really find it funny. It is really sad that the office of the presidency is no longer respected. I tried a regular search and found out how the connection occurred. It was a quote of Gephardt, it takes one to know one. My prayer is that after the re-election of President Bush, the office can once again be restored. As Lieberman said, "This time it will be a clear winner with the most votes."

    http://www.amiserablefailure.com/plugin/template/gephardt/220/*
     
  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    after the re-election of bush, meaning, once someone else is elected in 2008? maybe..

    someone like nader would restore that respect.
     
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    the presidency is no longer respected because the man who was elected is too erratic to have so much power.

    i though clinton did a fabulous job, but the media can't leave peoples private lives to themselves. i don't agree with someone cheating on their wife, but the guy did good things for the economy.
     
  13. macphisto macrumors regular

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    What I don't get is why everyone has to bag on and complain about Bush. Yes, he is human and is not perfect, but he has been a great President.
     
  14. kaosfere macrumors member

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    This has nothing to do with a Google agenda. It's merely an inadvertant Google bomb.
     
  15. macphisto macrumors regular

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    Actually, Clinton did a horrible job, and there are lots of things that the liberal media never even bothered to report.

    And the last time I checked, the economy is doing pretty darn good right now.

    And since when has the President had power over consumer spending and the economy. That would be Alan Greenspan.
     
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You mean there's a few things the conservative/corporate media don't report.;)
     
  17. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    of note on media in america:
    (by market cap; in usd)

    viacom: 67B
    aoltimewarner: 74B
    general electric/(M$)nbc: 292.19B(GE) +281.66B(m$)
    foxnews: 24.3B
    disney:43.5B

    B=billion

    the media in this country is for the most part, conservative. these are big companies led in general by rich wasps. don't tell me that micro$uck (lawsuit was dropped after conservatives took power) is liberal

    if you mean print media, then there may be a balance.. the boston globe is 'liberal' and of course dishrags like the herald litter the city too.:rolleyes:
     
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    Movement huh... no wonder you can smell it!

    You PPPers and your sense of smell.:p
     
  20. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    You might think I'm a little crazy, but I wrote Google to complain about the search. Here's their "automated" response:

    Thank you for your note about our search results.

    The particular case you refer to is the result of the dynamic nature of
    the Internet and Google's reliance on the web's link structure as part of
    our search calculation. The order and contents of Google search results
    are completely automated. No one hand picks a particular result for a
    given search query. Nor does Google ever insert jokes or send
    messages by changing the order of results. Occasionally, when a particular
    website is the subject of public attention, other sites begin linking to
    it. This may elevate its importance as gauged by our ranking software,
    which assigns a PageRank value based in part on who links to a given page.


    Higher ranking in Google results may lead to more awareness, which may
    lead to more links and so on. One side effect of not using an editorial
    viewpoint to determine the ranking of results is that anomalies like this
    occasionally occur. We view such occasions as opportunities for us to
    learn more about how the web works and how to improve our algorithms for
    all searches in the future.

    Thanks for taking the time to write to us.

    Regards,
    The Google Team

    I just think that it is in bad taste -- Repub or Dem -- to place a president in this light based off a Internet search. If Google is messing around, that's really in poor taste. If not, they should move his bio from there.

    Just my opinion,

    Chad4Mac
     
  21. macphisto macrumors regular

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    It's official!

    The thread has been moved! :)

    Last time I checked, Hollywood was still predominately liberal, as well as somewhat liberal Ted Turner (AOL TimeWarner), and most of the nightly news casts still favor the left.

    ;)

    Just a general observation. Speaking of fun media, what do you all think of Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. :D
     
  22. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    google doesn't work like other search engines. an effect of this is that the search terms themselves don't have to be on the popular page, but rather on the page that has the link to the popular page.

    as mentioned, it was the dick gephardt quote, about bush, that had the term 'miserable failure'.
     
  23. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    Re: It's official!

    there are a couple distinctions you're not making:

    1. news vs. entertainment
    2. producers of entertainment vs. owners of media conglomerates
     
  24. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Re: It's official!

    And the last time I checked, Wall Street was still predominately conservative.
     
  25. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    And last I checked, Google uses a complex, secret, patented algorithm to deliver dynamic search results.

    Which means Google could be manned by the most leftist staff in the world but their computers would still judge the pecking order.
     

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