Monday, May 15, 2006

Linkety Link: "Google news Edit-Me Edit-Me"

The phrase in the subject probably looks familiar to many of you. It is the default set of three links on the sidebar of any newly created Blogger blog with a default template.

Searching for this phrase on Google, Blogger's parent, yields 673 results. On Yahoo it's 8,700, a tenfold increase. On MSN it is 19,533,985, an additional 2,000-fold increase.

Gosh. What does this mean? Is Google too embarrassed to show these results? Or is MSN just stupid? Or both? Just how many Blogger blog sites have been created by incompetent people, lazy people, or spammers?


Meanwhile, Susan Sarandon has joined forces with Cindy Sheehan to protest the war in Iraq by sending the board game Risk to Laura Bush. Which makes sen... some se... a little s... um, I don't get it. (It might be this edition.)

Yehuda

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6 comments:

gnome said...

Guess 20m blogs aren't easily controlled...

Yehuda said...

I wonder what the default Wordpress templates look like.

Yehuda

gnome said...

Started wondering along similar lines too, my friend...

Pleader said...

So what's wrong with default templates? (love your blog 'cause we love to game...)

Yehuda said...

Pleader: there's nothing inherently wrong with the look and feel of a default template, although they don't convey a distinctive sense of style.

There is a problem with leaving the default set of links on the side, however, as they convey a sense of slovenlyness, akin to leaving the price tags hanging off of your shirt.

Yehuda

Pleader said...

Ahhh... those infuriating and useless initial links. I'll have to get around to changing them. I am also trying to work out how to bring up interesting stuff in the sidebars (like you have).

My game blog is http://roumhistory.blogspot.com/