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Monday, May 17, 2004

Almost forgot...

I have been meaning to comment on a few stories for some time now.
First is J. Quinton's message a few weeks back about Federal Computer Weekly. The waffles Google Bomb had been mentioned by FCW, who wrote:
A Duquesne University Law School student has been trying to get the Web's major search engines to highlight John Kerry's official Web site whenever anyone searches for the word "waffles." The stunt worked for awhile, but eventually search engines got wind of the prank and cut it off.
I don't subscribe to FCW so I had no way to verify the story at the time; however, Larry of Extreme Psychosis had sent me a link to the online edition and J. Quinton eventually posted a scan of the story here. I had sent an email to FCW to ask about the story but never received a response. Since I have been able to verify the story, I will say the following:

They ought to print a retraction to correct their err AND they ought to practice more responsible journalism. It would have taken the author/editor less than a minute to do a search of the terms waffles... before the time the story went to print, we were already #1 on several search engines. This is sloppy journalism and FCW should be ashamed of such sloppy work.

That being said, I did receive an official confirmation that the waffles Google Bomb has been mentioned a few times on FM99 in Virginia, which is, as I understand it, one of the best Rock Stations in Virginia. My brother sent me a tip that he heard Tommy and Rumble discuss it on their morning show. Tommy responded to an email to confirm this, now I am trying to see if I can get any of the audio up on Esoteric Diatribe. It's the first radio station, that I know of, that has discussed the waffles Google Bomb.

The last thing I want to mention in this post is Bush over Kerry's (waffles inspired) MEGA GOOGLE BOMB. I think this is a great idea, if all conservatives Google bombed each other we'd all see our page rank raise on searches related to the campaign. I don't think we could displace Kerry or Bush's official sites, but we could find our sites topping off the lists. That being said, I will participate (eventually) I need to figure out how to change the links so they appear white on white and I will throw it into my template (I kinda know how to do that its just a matter of taking the time to add it). So... count me in. It is a good idea, for the most part, and I would be glad to participate.

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