Google Blog Search Magically Repaired!

Last month, I asked "What happened to Google Blog Search?"

For some strange reason, a few months ago, Google stopped finding other blogs pointing back here. It was as if they had changed their algo somehow, and no longer were looking for fresh links. Google Blog search  seems to be working now.

Funny thing is, the shift sent me scampering over to Technorati — which I had previously written off as an imminent death-by-Google.

I’d like to tell you that my earlier commentary on Technorati — Game Over in the Blog Search Space — was secretly a call to them to get thier $%&t together, grab some financing, and scale up their technology — but I’d be lying if I did. I assumed that no one could withstand the Google onslaught, and Technorati would merely crumble.  I was wrong; Technorati appears to be thriving. 

Blog search is one of many, many things that Google does. Its not exactly the core of their business. Blog reactions is the core of what Technorati is about. Even if a gorilla moves into your business space, there is room for a dedicated niche player — as long as they offer a unique value proposition something worthwhile.

Category: Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Big Picture Survey

I would greatly appreciate if readers filled out this short survey:

The Survey is now closed!

Thank you to all who participated.

My initial read of the results were pretty interesting — I’ll have survey gizmo generate a full report today(a glitch prevented me from seeing all the responses)

I’ll cull some charts and data. Look for an update later this week . . . 

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Category: Weblogs

Big Caps versus Small

Category: Earnings, Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Bill Gates on Facebook

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Halloween Linkfest: Week in Preview

Category: Financial Press

Real Estate Impacting Retail

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Real Estate, Retail

Halloween Linkfest: Week in Review

Category: Financial Press

Pixar Short Films Collection

Now that I finally ordered a plasma, I’ve been on the look out for good video.  

I’m pretty jazzed about this:  Pixar Short Films Collection.   

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There’s lots of backstory at Pixar’s site.

Here’s the full list of shorts:

Boundin’
For the Birds
Lifted
Jack-Jack Attack
Tin Toy
Mater and the Ghostlight
Geri’s Game
One Man Band
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
Mike’s New Car
Luxo Jr.
Red’s Dream
Knick Knack

Looks like good G-rated fun.

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video

Ursine !

Category: Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Trading

Friday Night Jazz Swamp-Rock: John Fogerty

Category: Digital Media, Music