Default Search Change

Richard JOHNSON nixternal at
Tue Jan 26 17:46:17 GMT 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 10:11:26AM -0700, Mike Basinger wrote:
> I know from looking at the forums traffic, Google has about 200
> crawlers pulling data from the forums at any given time while Yahoo
> has about 20, of course the Yahoo crawler could be 10x more
> efficient:).

I remember reading once-upon-a-time, that Google shared some of their data
with Yahoo with the whole Ad-Sense stuff to try and keep MS from purchasing
Yahoo. This could be why they are also similar in the results as well. You
have to be careful with Google, because they try and shape the results for
you as well. I have to remember from time-to-time, to shut that part off
when Googling for something, as I don't get the results I want always.

There is going to be an uproar, the size of it, I don't know, we will have
to wait and see. There was an Uproar with Ubuntu One, and that seems to
have subsided.

You want an uproar? I told Jono last night, a perfect April Fool's joke,
default to Bing :)

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