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Ask.com Election Day Logo

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
13 years ago3,956 views

Ask has placed a small buttom logo labeled "Vote:" on the homepage today encouraging those in the U.S. to visit the polls today.


sp.ask.com/i/h/vote/vote_butto ...



The link on the page takes users to a info about candidates, polling places, issues, etc. that we mentioned this on the list earlier this week.
ask.com/web?q=election+2006&am ...

or direct to info for a state or the District of Columbia:

Example:
ask.com/web?o=333&qsrc=19& ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

See What I was saying about US-centered.

Anyway, do you know what % of Ask.com are Americans.

42h6Fh62h [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I'm not sure what % of AMERICANS are Americans.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"I'm not sure what % of AMERICANS are Americans."

Zero %!!

The original inhabitants of what is today called as America's, were basically indigenous people and they were never called as Americans then.. so why should they be called as Americans now ??


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Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You know What I mean.

How many of Ask.com are USians.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thats an interesting question Sohil, will Ask.com publish their demo graphic on users ?? in fact, can YHOO, GOOGs and MSFT do the same ?

I think that market intel is hard to come by!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Fair Enough!

I'm interested as Ask.com seems heavily US-Centric. Celebrating Columbus Day (which I'm sure sure many "Native Americans" find offensive). Changing their page for 9/11 Anniversary and of course, this now.

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Don't be so hard on poor Ask!

Of course they're "US-centric", they're an American company, based in America, likely founded and staffed mostly by Americans; and like a great many websites has probably many more American users than users from any other country--how is that a crime?

Why should they abandon their country, culture, national holidays, elections and origins just because lots of people around the world use their service? (they did fire Jeeves, their English butler however ;)

Who would want them to water down everything and only put up logos for events which 100% of the world's population fully accepts (which would rule out virtually everything!) and which offends nobody anywhere?

I suspect nobody would really want to go to "Milquetoast Search" or "Unoffensive Search" where all logos and search results would be pre-digested and unoffensive.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

That's why I was curious about the statistics.

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