Amelia Pond! You're the little girl!
I'm Amelia, and you're late.
Wednesday, October 15
Andrew Orlowski at The Register has a remarkably condescending and ill-informed article about the effect of blogs (and trackbacks in particular) on Google searches.
The problem is that Google ranks pages on the number of links it finds to them, and blogs are highly linked. Moreover, Google isn't bright enough to exclude trackback pages, which contain only capsule - very capsule - summaries of the posts themselves, and are generally useless to anyone not interested in the mechanics of trackbacks themselves. They are quite easily filtered... It's just that Google doesn't.
Of course, Orlowski sees
concerted attacks to undermine [Google's] integrity from link farms and webloggersbut then he's from San Francisco and has probably been infected by whatever it is they suffer from there.
Wednesday, October 01
Did I mention that I hate SPEWS? I did? Good.
I also hate spammers. Which I hate more varies from hour to hour, but I'd like to see both groups dragged off in chains to build aqueducts in Albania or something.
I will now resume my usual quiet seething.
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