Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Google buys publisher of Blogger
"Internet search company Google Inc. has agreed to acquire Pyra Labs, the handful of Web developers who helped jump-start the personal publishing phenomenon known as blogging, Pyra's founder said Sunday."

It took me about 5 minutes to realise what an indispensable tool blog software like blogger is, a feeling similar to the discovery of email, news or the web itself. Blogging and surfing blogs virtually supersede listserv, usenet and homepages. Blogging can, I believe, change if not revolutionize journalism and the way in which information is collected and distributed, all for the better. The Internet and the web has always had the potential to smash corporate media and the propaganda system: blogging is one of the final pieces in this essential task. EOF, and we're done.

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