Politician Calls for Promotional Platforms to Pay for News Content

One of the first news stories I came across today was ex. Culture Committee Chairman Damien Collins calling for British Ministers to copy the Aussies in making Google and Facebook pay for news content.

This doesn’t really make much sense to me as a nearly 21-year veteran of using the Interweb, as these platforms are mostly intended as a place to promote content with a snippet like the one above in order to help drive traffic to the news websites.

This is a concept so simple that even a Bernie Sanders supporter can make instructional videos about it telling people how to promote their content online, and then make money with it.

They can do this through Google AdSense ads like the ones scattered over this blog, as well as other options such as Amazon Associates, Ebay Partner Platform, Media.net, BuySellsAds + others. Continue reading “Politician Calls for Promotional Platforms to Pay for News Content”

Google Seems To Be Getting Less Useful For Sane People

I’ve started noticing this for the past year or two, and then I tried to do the search for climate articles on Breitbart to back-up something I was answering on Yahoo Answers.

Doing the search for “Site:Breitbart.com + Climate” brought-up jack-sh*t on Google apart from an extract from a biased Wikipedia article. Doing the same search on Bing brought up actual results.

Suddenly Google seems to have worked properly now I’ve tweeted out the issue prior to starting this article.

But I’ve noticed similar issues on Google before, for instance doing searches about Obama admin scandals brings up Snopes as a top result followed by a crap load of results from left-wing rags lightly trying to paper over the scandal.

Snopes used to be a respected sources for debunking BS on the Internet, now it’s not so much it seems:

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