Otakuite | Posted 04/04/13 | Reply
I read this and it inspired me to get angry and rage at Google. I also told my other fans in a website, which has a huge number amount of artists, so they could know about the situation, and stand up for themselves. Google definitely had the wrong choice, and I know that this choice isn't right. I support your statement, and I hope this plagiarism is over.
Spiritus Memorae (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/03/13 | Reply
There are several serious problems with the feature Google has implemented. The one that might interest you is how the feature has now altered the way Google performs its function.
As a search engine, Google's primary purpose is to act sort of like a internet card catalogue. In regular web searching, video searching, and shopping, it compiles a list of results based on keywords that point the searcher in the direction of the information they want. The searcher sees generally what they looked up, but must still go to the source to find the information.
The new image feature hotlinks the image directly, which means that the source is completely bypassed, robbing the site of traffic while still forcing it to use its allocated bandwidth. This situation is basically the same as if a person had searched for Stephen King, and their search results were pages of actual text instead of a link to locations to buy or legally read online his work—or as if a person searched for a band they liked and were handed a stack of CDs of the artist completely free of charge.
This is not the way a search engine is supposed to function. With this feature, the search engine has bypassed, supplanted, and become the source.
Not to mention, of course, the intellectual property theft and the prospect for financial strain on very small sites.
Ruler of Hell (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/03/13 | Reply
google has just just been getting worse and worse! its your call on blocking them but they are being extremely rude to any website with images
Pokemon Master (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/03/13 | Reply
I'm not even sure on how to organize my thoughts on this matter. If it wasn't for Google Images, I would have never found out of this site, but I don't want to see mine or anyones work just be looked at from Google without having their profilo visited.
I first found TheO by looking up Avatar and Teen Titans fan art. It was the first time I discovered drawing characters from a show was called fan art. Now imagine my surprise when I found a site dedicated just to Anime. I would have never found this site if it wasn't for Google, or me clicking "Site where image is hosted"- or whatever it used to say. So I feel conflicted.
Then again, I recently found my art work being hosted up on other sites that I did not upload them to. So part of me is screaming BLOCKBLOCKBLOCKBLOCK.
TheOtaku is my homepage, but Google is also my close second.
Oh conflicting feels, go away QnQ