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Updated at 9 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2018
A report on our Facebook page shows that San Francisco is ranked 48th in America out of more than 500 major cities across the country. It has a median household income of about $75,000, and is in the top 15 percent of the country with the most affordable housing.
In response to this report, here’s what the Google search shows for San Francisco in the past week:
There have at least three more weeks to go in 2018. Google has an algorithm for ranking websites, and on Nov. 19, 2018, it announced it will be doing away with the algorithm because Google is not satisfied with how it is used.
“Google said the update was necessary to make the service a success, and it did not explain how it was going to make it a ‘success.’ No data, such as how often people use the terms ‘San Francisco’ and ‘housing costs’ in its search engine, will change.”
“The move puts more pressure on San Francisco as it is already under scrutiny over the city’s housing costs, which at 14 percent are one of the highest in the country,” said KJ Dell’Antonia, public media reporter for SFGATE.
The move will create more competition for businesses and lower prices for consumers, and increase competition among local businesses and residents alike. The impact of this will be felt beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, and Google could have benefited from the increased competition.
“Google is using software to hide its business practices. To do otherwise would be illegal,” said Tom Scott, a tech entrepreneur and investor. “In a free and open society, it’s time the public became aware of how Google uses its dominant position to put its interests above those of the community.”
A Google spokesman said the company has not yet seen the new report.
By the time you read this, Google will have been downgraded to 11th place in the nation in terms of having the most affordable