All Algorithm, No Voice

That's how Fred describes Google's new blog search, a supposed "Techmeme (or Technorati or Blogs.com) – killer". It's a very good description of Google's services….

That’s how Fred describes Google’s new blog search, a supposed “Techmeme (or Technorati or Blogs.com) – killer”.

It’s a very good description of Google’s services.

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Time Machine

I've wanted a time axis for the web for, well, for ever (OK, since 2003 when I got the idea). Google has given us at least one point on that axis, 2001. What a nutty time. Check out a vanity search for me back then. This is before Searchblog,…

I’ve wanted a time axis for the web for, well, for ever (OK, since 2003 when I got the idea).

Google has given us at least one point on that axis, 2001. What a nutty time.

Check out a vanity search for me back then. This is before Searchblog, natch.

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World Inside Out

Over at the Amex Blog we're starting a conversation about how this financial crisis effects small business. The site has given me a chance to think more deeply about what it means to run or be part of a small business – none of us here in the Valley…

Over at the Amex Blog we’re starting a conversation about how this financial crisis effects small business. The site has given me a chance to think more deeply about what it means to run or be part of a small business – none of us here in the Valley like to think of ourselves as “small” but by nearly every definition, we are. And FM works with nearly 200 other “small” businesses. Join the conversation, we all might learn something. From my post:

…But that doesn’t mean I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, worried about what might be coming next. Many of us in the Internet industry are veterans of the last big bust – 2000-2002 – and we can still feel the pain of losing it all (as I did with the Industry Standard), or at the very least, having to cut back to the bone and wait it out. And this time, something feels different. This crisis is not limited to an overinvestment in telecom and Internet, this time our entire financial system has been brought to its knees. How can you not be worried when Congress is in an extended session to determine the best way to spend nearly a trillion dollars, money that, in fact, we don’t actually have (we’ll be borrowing it, given our national debt)?

It’s a well worn saw that as goes small business, so goes the economy. If all of us start laying off employees and cutting back expenses by a third, our economy will go into a deep funk. If, on the other hand, we all declare faith in the future and start acting accordingly, our businesses will become the engine of economic recovery.

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