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I have researched (though still researching) much about Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and finally come to conclusion that it serves no good for anyone interested in social media, Google search, content production, and many other creative grasslands. To my vision this act would work for internet as jammer to mobile signals. Consider we will not longer find our desired video on YouTube.com as it would violate SOPA. Imagine the frustration when you could not share what you feel without getting it moderated.
Consider we will be prompted by a message while sharing something that reads “Your video/status/link/picture/anything will be live after moderation”. That would be a HUGE obstacle for social media. According to a fact 30 billion pieces of content (links, photos, blogs etc) are shared only on Facebook, so how many moderators will they need to monitor all such content, their salaries, expenditures, etc. And this is only about Facebook, more or less same situation would happen to other networks like Twitter, G+, Digg, etc.
In the end all I would say is please do whatever you can to stop the implementation of SOPA. I am blogging, tweeting, discussing and researching against it, do whatever you think you can. Oppose it! if you ever used Google for your research, or enjoyed Facebook or Twitter.
This is an undeniable fact that Google is the most useful, popular and widely used source to do research on internet. According to a report by daily finance 69% people prefers Google to search on internet. It means 69% of people hit Google.com when they do not know a specific website. In fact some people do think of Google as genie. People just write their desired search terms in Google and it provides results to what people are looking for. A friend of mine once said when while using internet you can grab any kind of information and to me the word internet here can be replaced by Google.
When I started this article I referred Google as authentic source but I did not keep that word written because no search engine claims for their authenticity because they follow a certain algorithm to show results for any search term and authenticity of shown websites is not their responsibility. Although, Google does care for the authenticity of website it lists but still no claims owned for it.
I regularly use Google for any research but when it comes to some specific sort of terms I do find it biased towards business oriented website. For instance, if I search “jeans” 8 out 10 listed websites are business oriented. So, what if someone is looking for research oriented information on jeans? This is just an example of a generic term, this case can be seen to thousands of generic search terms which can be traded over internet.
It can be easily understood that majority of people searching these sort of generic term are actually intended to buy them but proportion of people just seeking knowledge or conducting a research cannot be ignored. Here are the screen shots I found on different search terms