[blogs] More Google Buys Blogger Linkage:

  • Ev: ‘Everyone got quiet for a second while they read “Google buys Pyra.” Doc said “holy shit.” It was the coolest culmination and synchronicity, wirelessness, and instantaneous publishing.’
  • Live from the Blogosphere Transcript: ‘one more thing — Ev — GOOGLE BUYS PYRA!!!! BLOGGING GOES BIGTIME HOLY SHIT!!!!’
  • Kottke: ‘It reminds me of the Netscape IPO. At the time, Netscape had a ton of good will from its users: it was good, it was free, people loved using it because it gave them access a global network of people and information…’
  • Mena Trott: ‘To truly integrate weblog metadata, Google needs to expand that content base. And in fact, Google’s acquisition of Deja, and subsequent creation of Google Groups, may provide a model for that: When Google acquired Deja, they only got access to about 6 years of Usenet history. But with the help of Usenet archivists they were able to piece together the entire history back to 1981.’
  • Guardian — Google gets Blogger and better: ‘Google has bought Blogger. Forget those peace protests around the world on Saturday: there is nothing more interesting to the weblog community than the weblog community, and this was the news of the weekend.’

Google Buys Blogger Linkage II

This entry was posted on Monday, February 17th, 2003 at 8:26 am and is filed under Blogger, Blogs, Google.

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I’ve read endless paragraphs of blather of pros/cons of Google buying Pyra. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what Google gets out of it. How are they going to make money off of this?

The giddy utopian fawning is getting a bit silly and I wonder if the hangover is right around the corner. It seems like much ado about nothing, except for the webloggers who are constantly looking for some form of external validation. ;)

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