site, I also found this: Fix Your Titles for Better Search and Use. It makes eminent sense, and I have now changed all of my titles as he suggests. One thing to watch for is that when I didn’t have my name in my titles, Google had a far harder time finding my posts in a search on my name – that’s why I added “Michael Boyle’s weblog” to my titles about 18 months ago. We’ll see if this re-ordering has any impact, though I doubt it will.
Archives for January 2005
that something is lost on the web when some links are in essence devalued compared to others. In his article in Searchblog, Follow On No Follow: Will “Fully web-expressed writing” Suffer? he suggests that commenting itself will suffer in a nofollow world, in that commenters will be less motivated to engage in, as he puts it, “fully web-expressed writing.”
I think he has a point, but then again it’s hard to say. There are a ton of assumptions flying around about blog comments and their value, the motivations of commenters, the motivations of comment spammers, the relative value of links in body text vs links in comments, etc. But very few of the assumptions have been checked and validated in any way. I like that there are opinions on this, and strong opinions. The trouble is, everyone’s opinions are based on slightly different assumptions – and no one can support those assumptions.
clearly demonstrates why she’ll never enter the political sphere: she has far too much common sense and is far too intelligent for such a milieu. Exhibit 1: Politique 101.
Kevin Drum posted a summary of the Sy Hersh article in The New Yorker that I linked to the other day, and very correctly points out that perhaps the most important thing is not that the administration has been looking closely at (and in) Iran. Rather, it is that covert activities in the US have shifted to the Pentagon from the CIA.
Hersh says – with seemingly considerable backup – that the administration has a broad plan to remove covert operations from the CIA and centralize them all in the Pentagon. Why? Because they believe that Pentagon ops are exempt from 70s-era laws that limit covert activities. In other words, no oversight.