Yahoo and Microsoft artificially pad their search shares

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Matthew

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ComScore has released its May 2010 US Search Data report showing upward trends for both Bing and Yahoo, while Google supposedly lost a bit of share during April – but that's not entirely accurate. According to the research outfit, Yahoo and Microsoft are fudging the numbers by including links on their sites that are search queries disguised as content.

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TomSEA

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LOL.... NO! For real? :p

Reminds me of when Facebook proudly announces that they have umpteen million users but conveniently neglect to mention that a huge portion of those are "surrogate" accounts. One of my work buddy's daughter has NINETEEN Facebook accounts.
 

Matthew

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What does one do with a dozen and a half Facebook accounts? :/ I imagine they're largely unused?
 

red1776

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TwoFacebook....

What does one do with a dozen and a half Facebook accounts? :/ I imagine they're largely unused?
Alternate identities and aliases ya know? so you can be a 'playa'.....just what I've heard, I'm just sayin.
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TomSEA

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What red1776. According to my co-worker, she uses one account for Farmville. Another one for Mafia Wars. Another one for "just close" friends." Another for "sometime friends." One "just for family." And on and on and on.

(shrugs) Hard to explain how a teenage girl's mind works. :p
 

red1776

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TomSEA said:
What red1776. According to my co-worker, she uses one account for Farmville. Another one for Mafia Wars. Another one for "just close" friends." Another for "sometime friends." One "just for family." And on and on and on.

(shrugs) Hard to explain how a teenage girl's mind works. :p
I know Tom, I really do not understand the over the top appeal of the FB/MySpace thing....but I'm old so what do I know?
as far as the teenage girls mind, it starts even younger than that. I have a very sophisticated 10 year old, and when she is filling me in on the latest hip news, I can often be seen looking like a dog seeing a ceiling fan for the first time.
 
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