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Censorship and followup on how google is destroying the web

Things that are annoying:

- tumblr is blocked in china at the ip level (there’s too much porn on tumblr)

- writing on the net is public speech, so thoughts you have could be looked up later to bite you in the butt

Funny how two forms of censorship yield similar results. I usually try and stay away from saying anything negative for these reasons, my google post exempted maybe

The thing is though my new project is 100% built on google so now i hope they will forgive me for saying they are destroying the web I like to post with a point of view and avoid a messiness of conflicting points, so i left out how google actually is helping the web in my earlier post:

- adwords: google constantly pushes a thing called quality score in their ads.

This means if you dont write relevant ads you are penalized. This lowers the amount of ad spam you sre

- adsense and search: google actually subsidizes the web through adsense by charging little for it.

The flip side of google seo spam is that if you publish helpful information and have no marketing/sales budget, you can still profit from your publishing. Its kind of like the web is a giant MMO and google are running the show trying to keep play balance.

Btw my new project name is “Adylitica”. We are launching beta in two months, more on that later.

[edit] Another annoying thing: tumblr doesn’t preserve newlines in email posts…

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