• http://advogato.org/person/raph/ Raph Levien

    Thanks for your thoughful comments on this issue. I agree with you that advertising is not inherently democratic, and have a lot more criticism about the way this has been handled on my blog.

    Oh, and I work at Google. We’re not all a bunch of faceless drones :)

  • Philipp Lenssen

    Good analysis.

  • http://www.grokdotcom.com Jeffrey Eisenberg

    This is fair and balanced. Excellent coverage!

  • Winooski

    Danny, thanks for waving a huge red flag about the issue of Google appearing to advocate (if not actually advocating per se) for specific industries.

    Hopefully calling this sort of thing to attention will help search engines stick to the job of providing relevant information and stay away from the job of corporate public relations.