Zeitgiest in Action: “Miserable Failure”

Type "miserable failure" into Google. Out pops Google's top pick: George W. Bush. This comes to me via Farber's IP list, but many others have crossed my desk over the past year, including one on "weapons of mass destruction" which – if you hit "I'm Feeling Lucky" – still…


Type “miserable failure” into Google. Out pops Google’s top pick: George W. Bush. This comes to me via Farber’s IP list, but many others have crossed my desk over the past year, including one on “weapons of mass destruction” which – if you hit “I’m Feeling Lucky” – still gaves a 404: Not Found-like error thanks to the vagaries of web humor, linking, and PageRank.

UPDATE: This was a case of Googlebombing, see here….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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