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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, March 29, 2004
  PCWorld.com - Microsoft Readies News, Blog Services
by Joris Evers 3/26/04
"Microsoft is claiming a first with MSN Blogbot, a service that will let users search Web logs, or 'blogs,' personal-journal type Web pages that have become increasingly popular. Many consumers even use blogs as a news source, according to Microsoft.
MSN Blogbot will aggregate content from hundreds of thousands of Web logs and index that content based on which Web logs are most popular and credible, Redetzki said. The service should go into beta soon, and Microsoft plans to introduce MSN Blogbot worldwide, she said"
There are some MAJOR problems here. First? First what? These exist (see my upcoming article in b/ITE. Some of them are actually pretty good (waypath, feedster). Most popular and credible? What does that mean? How credible? If someone writes a truly outrageous story and everybody links to the post that doesn't make it credible. I'll keep an eye on this and report back. (article pointed out in TVC)
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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