[re-search] leaving googles silo (except search)

Bernhard Rieder berno.rieder at gmail.com
Wed May 22 14:46:12 CEST 2013

Hi Geert,

Thanks for the link!

As Argenton & Prüfer argue (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1808624), the crucial role that large-scale and highly granular use data plays for search quality (defined as user satisfaction) means that the leading search engine is necessarily also the best one. A colleague and I have recently tried to show (http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/24/1461444813481195.abstract) that this situation is a systematic effect of current market configurations and only highly proactive regulatory intervention could change that.

What is actually surprising, then, is that there are still alternatives. ,-)


On May 22, 2013, at 09:15 , Geert Lovink <geert at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> https://kkinder.com/2013/05/21/leaving-googles-silo-alternatives-to-gmail-talk-calendar-and-more/
> (what is a bit strange here is that alternatives to the google search engines are not mentioned, claiming that google search is still the best. /geert)
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