Friday, August 18, 2006

Blog is not part of the Web -- overengineering at Google ?

More often than not, when I search for a non-mainstream topic, I couldn't find it in Web or Group using Google search. However, search by 'blog' may get me a boat-load of results. I wonder why Google doesn't integrate blogs into its web search.

Blogs are mainly addition/appending, just like regular web page. Therefore blogs should be friendly enough to lend themselves to the same storage and indexing algorithms Google uses for web contents. Why bother to separate them into two tab? Even worse, 'blog' is now a few clicks away, instead of just another tab. Is there some over-engineering sprouted at Google ?

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