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解釋某篇關於Goole的英文報導

Who's afraid of Google?

RARELY if ever has a company risen so fast in so many ways as Google, the world's most popular search engine. This is true by just about any measure: the growth in its market value and revenues; the number of people clicking in search of news, the nearest pizza parlour or a satellite image of their neighbour's garden; the volume of its advertisers; or the number of its lawyers and lobbyists.

Such an ascent is enough to evoke concerns—both paranoid and justified. The list of constituencies that hate or fear Google grows by the week. Television networks, book publishers and newspaper owners feel that Google has grown by using their content without paying for it. Telecoms firms such as America's AT&T and Verizon are miffed that Google prospers, in their eyes, by free-riding on the bandwidth that they provide; and it is about to bid against them in a forthcoming auction for radio spectrum. 【Many small firms hate Google because they relied on exploiting its search formulas to win prime positions in its rankings, but dropped to the internet's equivalent of Hades after Google tweaked these algorithms. 】

【】內在講些什麼? 看不太懂它的涵義

文章來源http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory...

已更新項目:

第三段中的

【But the big new fear is to do with the privacy of its users. Google's business model assumes that people will entrust it with ever more information about their lives, to be stored in the company's “cloud” of remote computers. 】

是說Google把客戶的資料外洩嗎? 其中“cloud”又代表什麼意思?

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第五段中的

【But Google, through the sheer speed with which it accumulates the treasure of information, will be the one to test the limits of what society can tolerate.】

在說什麼??

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第六段中的

“Don't be evil”“not to make money”“to change the world”

代表什麼?

4 個已更新項目:

麻煩看的懂這篇文章的朋友幫幫忙,因為我只大概抓的到表面的意思,而深層的涵義(喻義)不太能了解。

能大這講解ㄧ下這篇文章嗎? 感恩!

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  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前
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    【Many small firms hate Google because they relied on exploiting its search formulas to win prime positions in its rankings, but dropped to the internet's equivalent of Hades after Google tweaked these algorithms. 】

    ok

    要了解這段有以下的前提:

    一、要知道Google會以定期更換搜尋排名的計算方式

    二、Hades大寫的意義

    Many small firms hate Google 是主要句:

    「許多小公司討厭Google」

    because they relied on exploiting its search formulas to win prime positions in its rankings是釋義句,解釋第一句的原因

    「因為他們依賴濫用其搜尋計算方式以在搜尋順序中名列前茅」

    這邊的exploit的意思是濫用,formula是公式的意思,google會用不同的方式計算最好/最多人搜尋的網站,而這些小公司濫用了這樣的管道,讓自己的公司在搜尋時能在前方出現

    but dropped to the internet's equivalent of Hades after Google tweaked these algorithms.這是後面的結果句,發生了什麼事情呢?

    「但在Google轉換了排名演算法之後,就掉進了網路的冥界」

    Hades是希臘文,等同於羅馬文的Pluto,指的是冥府、冥界、或冥王(所以被除名的冥王星就叫做Pluto)這句話的意思是當Google換了演算法之後,這些原本「耍小聰明」的公司,就掉進了萬劫不復之境

    我的Blog是:

    www.pixnet.net/crusader

    有問題的話可以過去繼續問 :)

    2007-11-11 21:14:59 補充:

    Cloud這部份則是因為Google擁有越來越多使用者的資訊,所以Google本身自己認為使用者會信任他們,並把越來越多私人的資訊放在其公司的電腦中,這邊的clouds,不確定,但是cloud可以當雲狀物的意思。所以可能指的是他們所架設的一大堆主機。

    2007-11-11 21:16:40 補充:

    Sheer Speed那段,探討的就是當大家都把資訊放在Google了,那社會能容忍的極限在哪裡?(想像Google知道全世界大部分人的私人資訊,感覺不是很好玩吧...)

    2007-11-11 21:22:29 補充:

    第六段是比較諷刺一點,因為Don't be evil是Google的企業信條之一。前面全部在探討的都是當Google已經掌握了這麼多的資訊,並聲稱自己的目標不是賺錢(make money)而是改變世界(change the world),可信的成份到底有多少?要比對的話請往下看,下面那段文章舉的是與Bill Gates間的例子的對照。而更諷刺的是顯示圖片,重點是Antitrust(反托拉斯),但是Google自己,不也Trust了嗎...

    參考資料: 自己, 自己, 自己, 還是自己
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