sábado, 20 de setembro de 2003

A invasão dos blogs... (2)

  Em relação à questão do post anterior, houve na altura reacções na comunidade blogueira, como por exemplo deste blog dedicado ao próprio Google...

[Google Weblog]
Another common myth these days seems to be 'oh no! the blogs are ruining all the searches'. A few years ago this was 'oh no! the mailing lists are ruining all the searches'. Two problems with this:
First, it's hard to make a general comment about all blogs or all mailing lists. Yes, there are many pages with less-than-useful information, but some have quite valuable information and it would be a shame to lose it.
Second, often when you get some bad results, it's because there are no good results. Removing the bad results will only leave you with worse ones, or no results. For example, a recent Times article claimed that because Google had lots of results with 9/11 conspiracy theories and none refuting them, 'search engines aren't working as they should'. The possibility that no one has yet spent their time debunking all the conspiracies didn't seem to cross his mind.
I'm sure we all agree that Google isn't perfect, but taking out all the blogs seems more like medieval bloodletting than a solution.

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