Shared Control of the Internet?
The EU wants shared control over the internet which has historically been monitored by the US. Now this is interesting…..being the self proclaimed search engine conaisseur that I am, I can’t help but draw some parallels. First and most obvious to me is that although Google historically hasn’t dominated search, like the US’ current state of internet parenting, Google is in charge. This situation isn’t ideal for the other engines much like it is not for the EU and other tuned in countries.
Neilson NetRatings reported for July 2005 Google received 46.2% of all searches, while it’s closest competitor (or peer, if you will) received only 22.5%.
This Yahoo News article: EU Wants Shared Control of Internet reads that the US:
created the Internet as a Pentagon project and funded much of its early development. The U.S. Commerce Department has delegated much of that responsibility to a U.S.-based private organization with international board members, but Commerce ultimately retains veto power.
The two of them have ‘power’ in common. Therefore, Yahoo and the EU may also have something in common…….craving a bigger piece of the respected internet and search pies. Based on this parallel, it may be a long time if we ever see an Internet controling body that is not soley American or for that matter, if we ever see Google topple from it’s top position.
Ohhhh, I might be stretching it a bit thin here, but really, doesn’t the world revolve around search engines….yet?
Nic n Cher think the world revolves around them……