Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I have talked in the past about the way privileged markets are created for certain types of content, favouring commercial content partners over open access non-commercial content. Google today brings us a case in point: its music search. Go ahead, try it out, put anything in the search field. Then try to navigate through the search results to find a link that is (a) not Google, and (b) not an online store like Amazon. It's a closed system; if you search in Google music search you will be on the Google merry-go-round forever until you cave and go to a music store. Fan sites, independent music, Creative Commons content (not to mention Pirate Bay)? Forget it.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 08:24 a.m.