It’s unbelievable what the influence is of companies like Google and Amazon.
Amazon is luckily an “easy to get” business. They sell stuff themselves. They let companies sell stuff at their website for a price. They offer stuff at low prices without service. They make it difficult for other specialist companies to sell stuff because of their low price.
- Low price.
- Low price.
- Don’t care
That’s it! Be their guest and see what happens when you have a problem or a warranty issue. Or even when you have to get some advice beyond that warranty issue.
That kind of companies are great to buy stuff at low prices, but they are not a part of the society of people that helps each other. Or increasing possibilities of products. Or investigating limits. Or helping companies with selling, patents, support. Or caring that devices are working at a maximum.
They don’t know what they are doing: they just want to make profit.
And that’s odd and schizophrenic: The owner of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, uses his profit with Amazon to pay for his hobby: getting into space or so. Like that Tessla dude and other megalomaniacs. Not interesting at all! They should use their profit to make the products they sell more usable. Let users contact each other. Let improve the products by investing in the companies that make them. Their profit doesn’t belong to them, but to us!
For that I would wish capitalism wouldn’t be so extreme, but limited. Making it possible that a part of that large earnings would be invested in what people need and want. And not only what some lucky web-nitwit focuses his crazy mind on. He still can get 10% of his profit: making it possible to buy several islands in the Pacific, all Lego available, each day a bag of Snickers and one (not more) classic car to show his dominance to other web nitwits.
Not her’s. As women are much less greedy and probably helping others anyway.
When you try to sell with Amazon, you get in a catch 22. You stop your account and delete it. They still charge your credit-card, although you haven’t anything to sell or whatever account with them. You have to stop / take down your credit-card to stop automatic charges to the credit-card. As they won’t respond to your emails, as you have to answer after login in your account, which you have deleted.
Google: the Greedy Mysterious Prostitute:
In the nineties I used some search software that combined common search engines, as Ilse, Google and Yahoo. That was resulting in some (probably) unbiased results as available on the world wide web IMO.
The Dominant Searcher:
But after 2000, Google search was so dominant that it seemed the only search engine left. Even when you used other engines you had to consider that the average user was only using Google. Now, searching on the internet, is always called “to google”. And that’s what we have to deal with. But not on my watch!
When you design a website with specific content, you have to deal with the Google algorithms. It doesn’t matter if the content is of high value. It also has to be seen by the Google search engine as a high value. And obviously, that insights are not -by a far shot- the same. What is making Google -and their search results- the devil, the abject, the maleficent, is that it’s absolutely unclear how their algorithms work. You don’t know if their search results are “about” honest, to the point. Because they present somewhat adequate results you can believe in, is also making them not trustworthy. Nobody would believe ridiculous search results. But just because of ‘about’ ok results is making Google the enemy of truth and unbiased presenting of what other people think and present.
If you are at the ball and updating content regularly, you have a chance that your website will be one of the first results when someone
Googles searches a word regarding the content of you website. But that happens maybe after a year of hard work. Google calls it “organic search or results” But also that results are determined by Google algorithms. Not organic. Not democratic. Not clear.
If you want your website to be found at the first page of Google search results, you have to pay. That is: paying Google with “adwords”. You have to pay about 1 Euro when someone clicks on your Google advertisement. 1 Euro! That’s absurd! *click* – *poof* – one euro to Google!
Maybe not for some Money driven Stockholders website, but for a content based website it’s way to much.
Over Priced Advertisement by Google:
You can tell it’s too much, as normal companies can’t afford hobbies as Google Alphabet has. Self driven cars, Google Street view, the ‘free’ Android, Soli, Calico, personnel with absurd Salaries like G. Offices with childish facilities, just to please their young employees. Their “free” services as gmail and google+, and their “out of earth profits”: so much that the problems of half of Africa can be solved.
All of that because we click on that overpriced advertisements and we let us influence by that ads with googles free services as gmail. There is not such a thing as a free service.
The Web is ours!
For me the world wide web is an entity that belongs to the people. Like a language belongs to people. Or air to breath belongs to people. We have to be able to use the WWW without the influence of some greedy companies. Search results have to be unbiased and determined by algorithms we are able to influence. Like we can influence our government by voting. It’s ok companies are active on the web, but it has to be clear what they represent and how their algorithms work.
Voting the web:
As the internet is representing a higher level than the country you live in, I propose to make the web really democratic. Not capitalistic or socialistic, but really populistic
Although the word “populistic’ is itching and reminding people like Trump, Wilders, Le Pen, I mean that the WWW really belongs to the people and shouldn’t be determined by large companies or dominant countries.
It has to be determined by people we trust and have voted for. They have to make algorithms that are resulting in search results we can trust. That algorithms have to be clear and open.
Web Parties to vote for:
No idea yet what kind of web parties we can vote for, but maybe like:
- The Country Party: only wants to show results from your own country
- The Ridiculous party.
- The PC party: websites checked by minorities and approved by them
- The Party that likes websites with a lot of Facebook thumbs up.
- The Hack and Divide party.
- The Party only showing new ideas and websites
- The TellSell party: Google and Amazon
- The Party only liking old websites until 1990
- The Party that only wants to show dirty sex of rabbits.
- The Alternative truth party
- The Childs Party: be safe!
- The Gaming party: play Pong and beyond.
- The City Party: screw the world!
- Small business Party: show only nice companies and delete results of companies with stack holders
- The Party only showing results Bart has approved, which is none
- The Pirate party.
- The Party that wants to get the web as it’s now. Now is 26-4-2017.
- The Women party for not men.
- The Guerrilla party
Depending the results they get a piece of the internet money:
So when searching you get a democratic result. Or not.