[linux-elitists] So...who's been google-hacking?

Modus Operandi modus@as220.org
Thu Jan 29 16:43:23 PST 2004


In the immortal words of tom watson <tjwatson@switch.com>:
> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=92569&cid=7955668

  See also:

  http://www.kuro5hin.org/comments/2004/1/20/18431/0745?pid=6#10

  Apparently, the whole stunt was a google bomb similar to the
  grassroots campaign to link the phrase "miserable failure" to
  www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html (the official White House
  web bio of George W. Bush. Except this time, there was a grassroots
  campaign among bloggers to link the phrase "litigious bastards" to
  www.sco.com -- and it almost worked, too. That is, it started to work,
  but Google stopped it from working. The kuro5hin post above explains
  a compelling reason why Google would block this, but leave "miserable
  failure" intact. ("miserable failure" still brings up Dubya's bio in
  the #2 position, though oddly michaelmoore.com is now the #1 result.)

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P.S. Sorry, Tom -- I accidentaly replied to you rather than the list the
     first time, so you'll end up with a duplicate of this one.



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