Annoyed With Google?  Want To Show It?

December 10th, 2007 | Posted in Blogging, Censorship, Earning Money Online, Internet, Misc Assorted General Stuff, Opinion | 5 Comments

By now you have seen this image in my sidebar with the universal negate on it.  My decision to place this image on my blog rises out of growing disapproval of “G” and the way they’ve decided to handle things concerning pagerank lately which is pretty much a form of censorship and blackmail (or at the very least, I see it as a strongarm tactic).  As a result I’ve removed my adsense code, I’ve removed my analytics code.  I’ve also changed the settings in Firefox so that Google is not the default search engine anymore.  Finally I’ve placed this image in my sidebar as a sort of statement of my overall opinion.  It’s occurred to me that others might want to use it as well.

I figure that something like this is a lot more likely to be used if all somebody has to do is copy and paste some code, so I decided to make it really easy to use this image.  I’ve provided code here that loads the image from my site.  Yes, I’m actually going to encourage “hotlinking” in this ONE case.  In exchange for me serving the image and providing the code, All I’m asking is a link back to my blog.  I have also included a link to “The (Other) End of the Internet” where the image was created.

To use it just copy the following code and paste it in your website or blog where you want it to appear and it will look the way you see it in this post because I used this same code myself.

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5 Responses to “Annoyed With Google?  Want To Show It?”

  1. I almost joined this group when they removed the ability for non-Bloggers to leave their URLs when commenting on my blog.  But now they are allowing OpenIDs and I feel a little better towards them.

  2. Poor deluded idiot you must be.  Thinking that OpenID is any better.  They should integrate a solution that uses the PGP web of trust, i.e. allow urls with comments if the post is PGP signed with a key that has at least one signature on it that brings it into the web of trust.  and before you say it, it only SOUNDS complicated.  it’s painfully easy in practice.

  3. please, don’t be ridiculous.  people aren’t going to do all that just to comment on a blog.  I mean most will go as far as a captcha, but no farther.

  4. Too bad you didn’t join.

    It’s not about being able to leave a url when commenting on a Blogger blog.  In fact, leaving comments on a blogger hosted blog is a waste of time.. so is Blogger’s comment system.  I’d much rather deal with WordPress.  At least it was designed by somebody with a brain.

    What the thing is about is Google deciding to trash people’s page rank because they have advertising that competes with adsense.

  5. After Google slapped me, I actually banned their bot from my website for about two weeks. Some people said I am crazy other thought I did a heroic act. Personally I think it was a mistake. However, I have a feeling that Google was confused about my blog because I have 7000+ inbound links, some of them from PR6 blogs. I think few top bloggers could get together and do the same, it can potentially screw Google results badly. But I think all the top bloggers are just bunch of pussies to do something like that. I admire you for what you are doing!