UGN Security Forums
My ProfileMember DirectoryLogin
Search our ForumsView our FAQView our Site Rules
View our CalendarView our Active TopicsGo to our Main Page

UGN Security Store
 

Network Sites UGN Security, The GoNix Initiative, Elite Web Gamers, Back of the Web, EveryDay Helper, VNC Web Design & Development
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Sponsored Links
Latest Postings
The History Thread...
by Gremelin
09/18/14 09:42 AM
Doom 3
by Cyrez
09/11/14 08:58 PM
Amazon Gift Card Generator/KeyGen?te
by Gecko666
08/22/14 09:21 AM
Latest Reviews
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#35305 - 09/16/05 02:47 AM Google unveils blog search engine
IceMyst Offline
UGN Elite Poster

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 1449
Loc: Where ever Gizmo is
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A new Google Inc. specialty search engine sifts through the Internet's millions of frequently updated personal journals, a long-anticipated development expected to help propel "blogging" into the cultural mainstream.

The new tool, unveiled Wednesday at http://blogsearch.google.com , focuses exclusively on the material contained in the journals known as Web logs, or "blogs."

Mountain View-based Google, the Internet's general search engine leader, first set its sights on blogs with its 2003 acquisition of a small startup called Blogger that makes software to publish and manage the journals.

Since that deal, Google had been expected to build a blogging-focused search engine -- a mission finally accomplished by a group of by developers in the company's New York office.

"There really has been a need for a world-class search product to expose this dynamic content to a worldwide audience," said Jason Goldman, who came to Google in the Blogger deal and is now the company's product manager for blogging search.

Over the past two years, blogs have become an increasingly popular vehicle for sharing opinions and information, sometimes breaking news and more often prodding the mainstream media into reconsidering how it has handled some big stories.

First word of Google's new searching tool was, in fact, disseminated by a blog.

A few people have been able to make a living largely off their blogs, or parlay them into book deals. Blogs also have been a source of embarrassment and angst, resulting in the firings of several workers, including a Google product manager, who angered their employers with revelations posted on their sites.

No one knows for certain just how big the so-called "blogosphere" has become. Technorati, the niche's top search engine so far, says it indexes 17.1 million sites spanning about 1.5 billion links.

Goldman declined to disclose the size of Google's blogging index.

Despite blogging's steady growth, its appeal has remained narrow, skewing primarily to younger audiences and technological trendsetters.

But given Google's broad reach, its specialty search engine is expected to provide blogging with additional momentum. Google said to tool would allow searches not just for blogs written in English but also in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and other languages.

The appearance of the new Google tool, which catalogs the latest blog postings by looking at the Web feeds they generate, also makes it more likely that two other tech powerhouses and fierce rivals, Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., will develop a similar feature.

Microsoft's next operating system, Vista, is supposed to feature built-in tools for Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, and Atom -- the two most widely used techniques for letting people subscribe to Web feeds to keep abreast of the latest postings on blogs and news sites.

"This sort of feels like 1995 when the Web was just starting to explode. Now it feels like the same thing is happening to blogging," said Bob Wyman, chief technical officer for PubSub, which offers a Web feed subscription service.

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft's MSN already had been indexing blogs in their general search engines, but the broad approach reaps results that often buries blog links or points to outdated information.

By focusing exclusively on blog feeds, Google theoretically will be able to deliver fresher and more relevant results.

Google's expansion, coupled with the likely invasion of Yahoo and Microsoft, could spell trouble for the early specialty engines that have helped bolster blogging in its early stages. Besides Technorati, this group includes Feedster, IceRocket and DayPop.

Although the pioneers have played an important role in blogging's growth, they remain so small that only Technorati attracts enough visitors to register in the monthly Internet traffic measurements compiled by Nielsen/NetRatings.

Technorati drew 545,000 unique visitors last month, less than 1 percent of the 73.1 million that swarmed to Google's main search page, Nielsen/NetRatings said.

In a Wednesday posting on his blog, Technorati founder David Sifry welcomed Google's competition, describing it as "a validation moment for the blogosphere" and promising to counter with "some tricks up our sleeves."

Source
_________________________
*Hell hath no fury like a womens anger and damn be the fool who gets in her way*

Donate to the "Baby Trey's Digital Camera" fund here .

Top
Sponsored Links
      
#35306 - 09/18/05 04:56 AM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member

Registered: 11/12/03
Posts: 478
Loc: My room
Google thinks up the best shit!!
_________________________

Top
#35307 - 09/18/05 07:51 AM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
Gremelin Offline

Community Owner
*****

Registered: 02/28/02
Posts: 7193
Loc: Portland, OR; USA
Search your name, you'll be amused how much people talk shit...
_________________________
Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, Elite Web Gamers & VNC Web Design Owner

Top
#35308 - 09/20/05 06:39 AM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member

Registered: 11/12/03
Posts: 478
Loc: My room
omg, this is crazy. im not sure if i like this anymore lol.
the whole town seems to have blogs and I bet 90% of them dont know others can actually search for them. Reading some of them feels ilegal.
I ofund 2 about me but I knew about them. Still, its creepy. Has anyone else found themselves?
_________________________

Top
#35309 - 09/20/05 06:51 AM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
IceMyst Offline
UGN Elite Poster

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 1449
Loc: Where ever Gizmo is
I've found myself only in things giz has said...
no body loves me
_________________________
*Hell hath no fury like a womens anger and damn be the fool who gets in her way*

Donate to the "Baby Trey's Digital Camera" fund here .

Top
#35310 - 09/20/05 01:35 PM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member

Registered: 11/12/03
Posts: 478
Loc: My room
I'll write about you Ice
_________________________

Top
#35311 - 09/20/05 07:43 PM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
Girlie Offline
UGN Super Poster
***

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 908
Loc: In your dad's bed...
can't find me, but I have a pretty common screenname and I'm not looking thru thousands of results. let 'em talk. *shrug*
_________________________
boys lie.

<sintax>
No we do not!!!!
</sintax>

Top
#35312 - 09/20/05 08:09 PM Re: Google unveils blog search engine
IceMyst Offline
UGN Elite Poster

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 1449
Loc: Where ever Gizmo is
yeah it's kind of sad when you type in my screen name and all you get are the news articles i've posted and when you type in my real name you find something giz wrote about me and a bunch of shit about people with similar names to me...
_________________________
*Hell hath no fury like a womens anger and damn be the fool who gets in her way*

Donate to the "Baby Trey's Digital Camera" fund here .

Top

Featured Member
Registered: 08/22/14
Posts: 1
Forum Stats
2148 Members
46 Forums
34503 Topics
69673 Posts

Max Online: 1567 @ 04/25/10 02:20 AM
Top Posters
UGN Security 27665
Gremelin 7193
§intå× 3255
SilentRage 1273
Ice 1146
pergesu 1136
Infinite 1041
jonconley 955
Girlie 908
unreal 860
Newest Members
Tim050, Gecko666, defghi795767, Devo60, ali
2148 Registered Users
Who's Online
1 registered (Cyrez), 408 Guests and 282 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest News


Donate
  Get Firefox!
Get FireFox!