02 July 2008

Google Conspiracy

I've been waiting for this for a while. A friend of mine who works for the Blogger part of Google wrote about a problem at Blogger which occurred yesterday. A bunch of anti-Obama blogs were flagged as spam blogs, apparently because of a mass email sent out by a network of blogs called Just Say No Deal, which caused all of them to be flagged. One of my blogs was also recently flagged, so I can attest that this can happen without some sort of ulterior motive on the part of Google. This explanation didn't stop many of the flagged bloggers from claiming that Google had purposely shut down their blogs because they are anti-Obama. This is obviously pretty silly, but having a friend on the inside, I have a pretty good idea of how much power the people over at Google have, at least in the blogging world. Google being as ubiquitous as it is, and having as much access as it has to information, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone cooked up a juicy Google conspiracy. Too bad this one was pretty lame.

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