October 28, 2004

Munuvians are now Google News Source

Hey folks, a couple of you might have heard about my campaign to add The Jawa Report (formerly My Pet Jawa) to Google News as a source. I figured if Kos was 'news' than so was half the crap I write--and I guess from time to time I do actually break a story.

Anyway, Google added me a couple of days ago. The side-benefit for all of you is that it looks like they added the entire mu.nu extension instead of just my blog. I hope you won't get too irritated if all of your blogs show up on Google News as "The Jawa Report", but at least this might increase traffic some. Simon reports that he's already showing up for a post he did on the Japanese hostage on Google News. I would say don't expect a landslide of hits, but if you do commentary on current events you might be pleasently surprised with the sitemeter.

This also shows the power and the future of blogs. A number of blogs have broken stories and others, like mine, have been used by the MSM as sources (plagiarism I call it!!) for their stories for quite some time. Now let's get out their and put Dan Rather to shame!

Posted by Rusty at October 28, 2004 02:49 PM

Thanks for the info, Mike!

Posted by Tig at October 28, 2004 03:59 PM

Way cool!

Posted by Pixy Misa at October 28, 2004 11:21 PM

This is exactly what my Research Paper is on for school! (The research paper is a graduation requirement) Hehe. Woot! Another example I can shove in the paper about how "the modern blog, particularly the pundits, are showing the media's bias and will soon hold a prominate place in the crediable news industry".

Posted by M 0.o kie at October 28, 2004 11:46 PM

prominent ;)

Posted by Pixy Misa at October 29, 2004 01:36 AM

I guess this would be a good time for moi to start blogging about current events again. YAY!
Maybe even get the Consent Of The Governed gang back on track...

Posted by Tuning Spork at October 29, 2004 01:37 AM

I showed up on Google News front page twice today!! I also noticed M.H. King was pretty close to the top on one post. The trick seems to be to comment on a story that is also on the front page of Google News. Otherwise, they won't find you unless they do a Google News search.

Posted by Rusty Shackleford at October 29, 2004 02:07 AM

I also heard that a sure way to get on there is to link to me.

Posted by Tig at October 30, 2004 04:12 AM
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