• daveintheuk

    “It’s best to do one thing really, really well.

    We do search. With one of the world’s largest research groups focused exclusively
    on solving search problems, we know what we do well and how we could do it
    better. Through continued iteration on difficult problems, we’ve been able to
    solve complex issues and provide continuous improvements to a service that
    already makes finding information a fast and seamless experience for millions of
    people. Our dedication to improving search helps us apply what we’ve learned to
    new products, like Gmail and Google Maps. Our hope is to bring the power of
    search to previously unexplored areas and to help people access and use even more
    of the ever-expanding information in their lives.”

    http://www.google.co.uk/about/company/philosophy/

    “…. Also we do voting on reality TV shows”. It is a natural fit.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Just yet another way for this show’s voting system to become even more rigged! Yay!

  • http://www.koozai.com/author/ali-moghadam/ Ali Moghadam

    Vote for a talent show, not for your government. Vote for singers to win a contest, not for petitions against injustices. Come on Google, use your power wisely. FOX is essentially a political force, a powerful one at that – why not support the democratic process and strive for positive change? Why support a meaningless human being judging contest?!?

    Talent shows today, world domination tomorrow. I find myself swaying pro Google and anti Google from day to day. It’s stuff like this that makes me go anti… Corporate-political partnerships spell doom for the rest of us.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    I definitely agree! But Google always likes “playing it safe.”

    They don’t want to get too political, even though they do have the weight to help make an effective change in the world.

  • http://www.koozai.com/author/ali-moghadam/ Ali Moghadam

    Ah too true! I think they could still play it safe AND make a positive impact though. People could vote for (search relevant) changes in their hometown, voice their opinions on subjects that affect us all – even if there’s no direct political support or motivation behind it, it just helps society. But there’s no money in partnering with a local government and helping people improve their lives. There’s plenty of money coming from FOX on this one I’d bet, either that or lots of Googlicious data!