February 16, 2003


So Google has bought Blogger (and Pyra, the company running it). I’m not even sure where to go with this. Yeah, it’ll be good for folks on this side, putting Blogger on more powerful servers, and really good for the reliability of Blogspot sites (which mine is not). But what does Google get out of it? How does this fit in at all with their mission? If anything, they’ll have to work harder to maintain credibility now, since any time a Blogger site gets a high ranking, people will start to wonder. I know they’re smart enough not to let their ownership of Blogger influence search results at all, but people will still suspect it. I’ll be curious to see where they take this, and what plans they have for Blogger.

More from Anil Dash, and about a dozen more at the bottom of Dan Gillmor’s article.

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  1. eric says:

    They get another ad venue.

    Posted February 24, 2003 @ 3:32 pm

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