I have chosen to write this post due to no information out on the net for the correct terminology and I have once again been asked to think of the correct words fml…
“Máquina de Búsqueda“. (tadaaa~ :P)
I choose this term because it is more appropriate for what is actually occurring when querying a database, I am a network engineer so bear with me…
“Maquina” insinuates that it is a big machine, which is true, when conducting searches on search engines you are typically searching a redundant cluster of computers or clouds, thus equating to a total machine. Some people may say “Motor” instead of “Máquina”, which is incorrect. The word Motor refers to a traditional motor/combustion engine and therefore relate to cars.
“Busqueda” Simply implies it’s a meticulous search, which is correct, queries process multiple algorithms to produce a result/score based on any given parameters.
As time goes by and the internet gets flooded by anti-SOPA sentiment it becomes more and more transparent who are full of shit. How so right? Unlike most people who simply use the internet to search for information or to simply go online and Facebook your life away, I use it everyday as part of my life. As a web developer and network engineer I have no choice but to experience the web on a different level which few actually do. Aside from general scripting and infrastructure deployment we experience the web on a personal level. To me it is incredibly insulting when you have companies who pretend to have some moral fiber to gain credibility from its user base. Google, Facebook and Twitter are perfect examples, protesting SOPA while they already are using SOPA like technology on its users. How so? Google, Yahoo, Twitter, and Facebook all Censor information. I have personally experienced censorship on all these platforms, legitimate information and links that don’t aggregate across other platforms because they are flagged as negative content, In other words CENSORSHIP! Google the biggest hypocrite in the game has the audacity to protest SOPA when they helped the Chinese censor their internet infrastructure, total bullshit if you ask me. Facebook already sells your information to government agencies and is only a matter of time before this becomes public knowledge, how would any company who did not have any real business model make so much money during its infant stages? Better yet why did some of the most corrupt institutions (Goldman Sachs) find Facebook to be of any value, why invest so much money into something that was not producing any? Aside from the hidden features for example; Face recognition cataloging and profiling Facebook provided the perfect source for intel on any user in its grasp. People post some of their most intimate information about their lives on Facebook, providing a rich source of information for anyone with malicious or sinister intent. I guess in today’s world where perception is sold over reality it has becomes generally accepted, allow any company to make any claim without any real merit or true intent behind its rhetoric, like an actor playing a role. People need to stop believing all the bullshit they see and hear online and begin to really investigate any claims made by these or any companies who employ PR managers with psychology degrees, who know how to manipulate opinion and sway away from truth with very little visibility.
DO NOT GO WITH ANY MARKETING COMPANY WHO OFFERS YOU PROFILES ON DIRECTORIES FOR SEO! I cannot tell you how many clients I have had complain to me about their so called online marketing and how its not working at all. This is because Google does not rank a profile as a separate entity but as a whole in that directory, If your marketing company is selling you on exposure through their directory don’t buy into it. No search engine will every give a profile higher ranking than a top level domain (www.yoursite.com) in fact google has taken steps recently to stop this profile boom and its rankings after multiple complaints from people all over the web about scams and what not.