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Monday, October 09, 2006

Google bombs 


steamlid
Here’s the definition of a googlewhack – I’ve posted on that before, and it seems like harmless fun. Not so google bombs. “Google bombs are constructed by manipulating the relative ranking of an Internet search term and thereby creating alternate constructions of reality through collective action online.” This article explores 2 notorious examples of google bombing, whereas this post is a thoughtful exploration of the politics that lurk behind the phenomenon.

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