January 19, 2005

Google's new link property

Scoble asks an interesting question about Google's new link attribute -

Oh, and, did anyone notice how Google got its competitors to do something without needing to get a standards committee involved? All within hours?
Hmm, why doesn't everything in the industry work like this?

The answers are...

  • because the industry doesn't (yet) use hypertext as the engine of application state.
  • actually, the industry that matters does work like this.

      Also - how do you know they don't follow the link? This is just a negative score value stored and used in in their weighting algorithm. Eventually you could find things people explicitly don't want found.

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