02
Oct
07

Google News Algorithm Fails At Life

I want to trust Google News. Really I do. But when Google’s system for determining news rank manages to place this satire piece from Newsweek as the banner headline on their front page there’s something seriously wrong.

Google News Headline

Maybe I’m just pissed because I fell for it. Can you blame me? Yes, I know it clearly discloses that the story is “HUMOR” in the headline, but still – I expect stories on the front page of Google News to be actual “news” stories.

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2 Responses to “Google News Algorithm Fails At Life”


  1. January 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    looks like these obscure guys seem to be getting amazingly similar results as google. I wonder if Google can sue them for patent violation

    http://www.faceoftruth.com


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