A glimpse behind the curtain–Google OCRing all images on the web?

Per Google Webmaster Matt Cutts, wouldn’t it be a “fun idea” to crawl around the web and OCR all the images?

Or another “fun idea”, let’s take a snippit from your webpage to return in search results and ignore your meta description.

One thought on “A glimpse behind the curtain–Google OCRing all images on the web?

  1. Here's what I've always wondered: if Google thinks it's fair use to make a copy of all books for the purposes of searching, why haven't they done the same for all music, movies, and TV shows?Copy them all to their database. When someone searches for "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," YouTube plays the scene (only a "snippet"!) from GWTW. A search for "You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave" plays 30 seconds of "Hotel California." Fair use? Why would it be any different from their book plan?

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