I call this blog up2dateonisrael, but in reality the goal is to fight antisemitism and through doing so protect the future of Israel. That being said once in a while I may post a story that is very different from the usual posts updating you on current events in Israel.
Google is a brilliant, amazing, all-encompassing entity that has built what many would argue is the world’s strongest and most popular search engine. It is also incredibly easy to manipulate.
Google has created complicated algorithms that learn…yes, learn…based on the information it is fed…and we can manipulate it too. So, please help.
A friend sent something to Facebook…I wish I could say I didn’t believe it, but I did. I checked it out to confirm it would happen…and it did. As you probably know, when you start to search for something, Google will, as it always does, offer you suggestions.
There’s a really good chance in today’s world, that if you search for Barack…you want information on Barack Obama and so as soon as you type Barack…
Google will immediately give you several suggestions, based on what others commonly search for.
And, if you search for “Jews should”… the results are quite depressing.
And so – I’m asking you to take 3 minutes of your life to help Google learn something else…I’ll offer three suggestions – two I thought of, one came from a dear friend named Rahel.
Please search for each of these three things…let’s take Google from the darkness of hatred to the light of our world. Please go towww.google.com and search for these phrases – I’m hoping you will also suggest some positive phrases below so assuming others have as well, please also search for whatever comments are below as well.
Let’s not surrender to hatred.
- This article misses the point. If Google is ‘learning’ to search for negative things about the Jews than more people are searching negative terms or phrases than positive ones. This is the reason I created this blog, the new “Journalism”(Complete SUBjectivity) is spreading negative ideology about Jews across the US. Look at all the Israel Apartheid Weeks colleges put on.
- Part of the reason for this is the ridiculously pathetic ARTICLE TITLE writing by American “Journalists”. It seems like the mainstream media needs to write “Jews kill X amount of Palestinian Children in Retaliation” what they wait for the article to say is that terrorists were using the children as human shields or firing rockets from schools. It is satanically brilliant of the “Palestinians”, and don’t let me give the US press too much credit. It’s only once in a while that they actually mention the firing from the school.
- Just because it fails to point out all the problems it is a well written article and I’m glad it came up. The thing is we need to push positive information to people not just search Google over and over so those results pop up more, people won’t be searching if Israel doesn’t exist.
- Please pass this on it couldn’t be more important to highlight the trend.
This is my old boss in a debate at Pardes. Pardes is where I studied this previous summer when I was in Jerusalem. Before I moved on to work at the Center for Near East Policy research. I learned a lot, but I decided to leave the organization.
It was a great experience and I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Bedein. He taught me a lot, but he also is extremely right wing and that can get in the way of being able to execute.
I’d like to see discussion on what people think of each sides points, because I think both men bring up interesting ideas. Please post your thoughts below.