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Saturday, May 10, 2003

Google blog search feature?

This may or may not be all it's reported to be. The Register is running an article entitled Google to fix blog noise problem. The article quotes a Reuters report of Google's Eric Schmidt's talk at the JP Morgan Technology and Telecom conference this week, as saying, "Soon the company will also offer a service for searching Web logs, known as ‘blogs,'" It would be great to know in what context that statement was made.

You don't have to go far to find someone poo-poo'ing the value of weblogs. And the Register had no trouble finding plenty of negative comments about blogs to put in its article. I suspect that if these people had their way, blogs would be relegated to the back pages of the web.

I hear a lot of bloggers talking about trying to explain weblogs to their friends. Maybe the next question is, how do you explain the importance of weblogs?

Posted by Marie at May 10, 2003 1:14 AM


Aside from a sense of community that can develop amongst blog-types, I think the most important side effect of blogs is the very rapid (and mostly accurate) dissemination of information, on practically any subject you wish to learn about. If you know where to look and who to listen to, you can generally get insight into a particular interest before anyone else (I could give Dave Hyatt's excellent Surfin' Safari blog as a perfect example of this).

I could go on for hours about this, but I am in desperate need of more coffee!

Posted by: Jeff at May 10, 2003 10:54 AM