in the wonderful world of weblog infrastructure. One of the best services out there, blo.gs, has been acquired by Yahoo! as of today. The service blo.gs provides has largely been eclipsed by the buzz around RSS, but it’s just as valuable. I like RSS for the quick access it gives you to information from multiple sources, but weblogs aren’t just about the information – and that’s where blo.gs (and BlogTracker before it) come in. Weblogs are a much richer environment than any RSS feed can convey – and only by going to the sites themselves can you really capture that.
I re-checked the search I put the Beta MSN through yesterday and interestingly – expectedly – it included more returns than before – though the total was still just 10% of Google’s number and no more relevent. But I think it’s important to guage how MSN and a couple of the others change over time. I think people have an instinctive feel for Google by now, but a new entrant like MSN Search should be given the opportunity to improve over time, to get up to speed, so to speak. Anyhow – over the weekend I’m going to write up 3 or 4 queries and develop a schedule to see how each responds and compare the results. I’ll include Google, MSN Search Beta, and Yahoo! Search. Any suggestions anyone can offer will be more than welcome.
via Yahoo: Online Extra: What Eric Schmidt Found at Google. Interesting article, though there’s not much meat in it.
John Battelle, who knows a lot more about this stuff than I do, has posted an entry about the reaction to the news about the CAP at Yahoo: Initial Resistance to Yahoo’s CAP and more. Good stuff there – basically in line with my comments, but in a bit more detail.