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Sun, 27 Nov 2005 03:39:54 GMT
Jeff Jarvis vs. My Yahoo!

Jeff Jarvis: Hey, My Yahoo, Google Reader, Pluck, Newsgator Enterprise and other RSS readers: Hand over my numbers. You are taking my RSS feed and caching it to serve more efficiently, which would be fine if only you told me how many times you are doing that. But you’re not.

Randy: I love my Dell laptop. It's my second Dell laptop. I gave the first one to my wife. It's still working many years and dozens of hardware failures later. Their on-site at home customer support is amazing. I love Dell servers too. I use to run a Website with a farm of them on a baker's rack.

I think some people open their mouth, just to catch flies. Yes Jeff!

Hello Memeorandum. I wonder how much crap I have to write to get myself on the top entry. The top article is currently Jeff's latest rant about Web aggregators caching the RSS and spoiling his FeedBurner reader counts. I wonder if Jeff knows that Web proxies around the Web have been caching some of his Webpages for years.

What I'm finding is that people are writing long winded and absolutely boring blog entries like this one, in order to game Memeorandum. Not entirely aware of how the algorithm works, this is my first experiment in gaming Memeorandum. I don't know how much more crap I can write.

BTW, if you think you might commit suicide in the next 20 yrs, then try birth control. My daughter has too many fatherless friends already.

Update: The answer was about 5 minutes.

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Doh, you win.
:) z0r
Randy, two things I think you're missing:  First, you just spammed your own blog to get on memeorandum, something I don't expect to happen so starkly on a very large scale.  Second, memeorandum is just a page, not a search engine.  A human editor can actually watch the results that everyone else does, and turn knobs to help improve future quality.  An editor can even delete junk manually very easily, though I very rarely do.

(Aside: honestly, this slow-blogging holiday weekend has been brutal on the site.  It's only 10% as interesting as it usually is IMO. )
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