Monday, October 22, 2012

Murdoch backs down from Google and begs forgivemess

I am always amused at newspaper publishers who get bent out of shape about Google.  Rupert Murdoch famously called them "thieves" and made them stop linking to his papers.  Only a few months later, he has changed his mind.

Turns out he loves all those lovely clicks his papers get from Google.

How can anyone be so shit-headed as to not realize that they get a lot of hits from Google?  This is something that is clearly represented in web server logs.

And now for more amusement: a consortium of French newspapers is basically trying to make Google linking to them illegal.  Google is trying to make them see reason, but frankly I think they should just go ahead and remove them from their search results.

I mean, Google is evil, but people, at least try to understand which side your bread is buttered on.

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