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In those early days, Google lived at google.stanford.edu, and Brin and Page were convinced it should be a nonprofit and advertising free. "We expect that advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of the consumers," they wrote. "The better the search engine is, the fewer advertisements will be needed for the consumer to find what they want..."
@madargon @djsumdog This "fall of idealism" is extremely true of YouTube too. They used to be a platform for independent creators posting funny crap from their parents' basement, and people used to go to escape from TV. Now YouTube wants to become the crapsaccharine hell that TV was, and indie creators can't get any footing if they're not already established or in bed with the establishment.
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