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  •  If it's on their frontpage... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...well, that's worth a large chunk of what Hollywood and the networks are spending to promote this.  How many unique hits does Google get in an hour?  Half the PCs on the planet (including mine) have their homepage set to Google.  And every Android smartphone's browser does the same thing.

    •  And how much more effective would it be.. (0+ / 0-)

      ..if the users visiting that search page were unable to search.

      For one day.

      "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

      by Wayward Son on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 01:21:21 PM PST

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      •  It would just send people to Bing instead. (1+ / 0-)
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        Generally, sending people to one's competitors is considered a bad business practice.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 02:15:22 PM PST

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        •  Ugh (0+ / 0-)

          Have you ever tried to find anything on Bing? I think Yahoo in the '90s had a better algorithm and less graphical bloat.

          "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

          by kyril on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 03:40:02 PM PST

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        •  Excellent explanation. (0+ / 0-)

          Quite honest.

          Normally we try and defend principle over money on the progressive side of things, but a little greedy practicality is usually quite accurate.

          "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

          by Wayward Son on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 10:09:46 AM PST

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