The Rise and Fall of the Google Empire

Be warned; this is a (strictly hypothetic) Google fan’s nightmare.

  • 2014: Google, using its Geolocation feature, starts to heavily censor content for certain countries. Entering “Hitler” at returns zero results.
  • 2015: Google buys the Yahoo! Directory and removes the DMOZ Open Directory Project.

  • 2016: Google is successfully sued by Microsoft for spidering Windows Servers. Also, Internet Explorer 9 won’t allow accessing anything but MSN search.

Phillip LessenThe Rise and Fall of the Google Empire (Google Blogoscoped)

From Phillip Lessen’s Google-focused blog. The post “Googling Politics” describes using Google to do some informal quick-n-dirty text analysis.