Sacre Bleu! Google Non!

French president Jacques Chirac is unhappy that Google dominates his country’s internet searches. Google’s French version is used for 74% of internet searches in France. So Chirac has asked his culture minister to create a home-grown French search engine. What’s wrong with le Google? “The answer is the vulgar criteria it uses to rank results. ‘I do not believe’, wrote [the culture minister] in Le Monde, “that the only key to access our culture should be the automatic ranking by popularity, which has been behind Google’s success.”