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Sunday, February 16, 2003

Blogger and Google-Via Bene Diction, I get this piece on Blogger parent company Pyra Labs being bought out by Google. There's a weird synergy here, where blogs alter the Google listing by having well-linked blogs jumping up in importance on their listings. I've seen this in person, where I've been higher up on Google than the news article I'm referencing. The issue that might come into play is whether Google might have a conflict of interest. Google might be unwilling to jiggle its algorithms to lower the weighting of blogs, since it would have a vested interest in promoting blogs. One interesting synergy might be something that would merge Google News with Blogdex-type link-tracking ratings. One could go to a subset of Google News and track what articles are being talked about.

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