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The Fuel of the Internet (Google, comparisons of)

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, January 13, 2008
16 years ago2,517 views

In an article in "Sign and Sight" of (the implications of) Web 2.0-style participatory journalism, and other matters, Robin Meyer-Luch delivers an interesting remark over Google's part, if not outright "dividend," of that:

> [...] By rough estimates, Google has made a turnover in Germany
> this year of around one billion euros – that makes 36.20 euros
> per user annually, or almost exactly 3 euros per user per
> month. The most remarkable thing is that almost no user can
> imagine that Google earns any money from their Internet
> searches – let alone 36 euros a year. Google's business model for
> its end consumers is "noiseless," to formulate it carefully.

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# 03/01/2008

# The fuel of the Internet

# While bloggers and print journalists lock horns over media
# hierarchies and journalistic standards, Web 2.0 is making
# Google a noiseless fortune.

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Also, do NOT miss the link inside the article to an unusually clear --for a "business-strategICK" magazine, that is-- analysis of "The Google Enigma" by Nicholas G. Carr. []

Of course, Frank Zappa expressed it even more succinctly waaaay back, before Sergey and Larry were even boy scouts: "Great Googly-Moogly," then-West Coast slang for what now, in post-TV-Sopranos East Coast vernacular is simply known as "lotsa moolah."

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