This YouTube video is eye-opening good. (47 min)
In case you’re skipping the video (I highly encourage watching it), they’re saying Google has put up a false store front. They’re not doing what they claim.
So I decided to prove for myself what the video says. I did a search on my own word. I searched on “dog” (without quotes). How much more innocuous, non-conspiratorial, and yet ubiquitous can one get than “dog”?
Okay. There has to be a huge number of pages with the word dog in it. I can’t even imagine how many. Google said it found about 3,940,000,000 results (0.85 seconds). Almost 4 billion. Wow! I don’t know about that many. Even so, I’m sure the actual number is quite large.
I attempted to scroll to the end of the results. I wasn’t certain I could, considering I might not want to spend hours (or maybe even days) sitting here clicking. As it turns out my day was not at risk. I got only 224 total hits. What? Really???
But wait. Google is giving me the option mentioned in the video:
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.
Whew. I knew the entire Internet has to have more than only 224 web pages with “dog” in them. So I clicked to see ALL results, including those they’d omitted. This time Google says there’s about 3,860,000,000 results (0.95 seconds). Close to the same roughly 4 billion as it said with my original search.
Clicking… clicking… clicking.. How many do I scroll through this time?
442 hits. That’s it. According to Google, the entire internet has only 442 pages with the word dog, and that’s including variations, e.g. dogs.
Depending on the search and the topic, take a wild guess what they’re not showing us in that tiny sliver of the Internet accessed by Google. Uhh… Perhaps what the mainstream would rather us not see? Bingo!
This is touching the wall in the Truman Show. Driving to the edge of the simulation in The Thirteenth Floor. Getting that mysterious late night text message from Morpheus on your computer.
Nothing is as they’re telling us. Nothing is as it seems.
Like many people, I’ve been using Google for years, and yet I’ve just learned about this today. I must pay more attention.