Examining the googlearchy. The bias of search engines and the self-reinforcing cycle of popularity.

Search engines bias the traffic of users according to their page ranking strategies, and it has been argued that they create a vicious cycle that amplifies the dominance of established and already popular sites. This bias could lead to a dangerous monopoly of information.

Read the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report and commentary from Ars.

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Filed under Business 2.0, Same as it ever Was, The Politics of New Media, The Reading Room

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