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Obama and the global web

Global web? Sounds like redundancy, but in fact many phenomena on the world wide web aren’t so global at all. Although non-western languages are of rising importance online, English still is the most spoken language on the web. And so it should be clear that Barack Obama’s election is mostly an American or perhaps Western [...]

Reading the Global Database of Wishes

Google’s new Insights for Search allows us to see what the world is looking for.
A few months ago, I wrote a post for my German blog that described Google as a global database of people’s will to knowledge and of their wishes (this of course echoes John Batelle’s famous phrase). In that particular post I [...]