Google Buys Pyra

Blogging Goes Big-Time

I’m not sure this is such a good idea. I mean, I’m sure Evan Williams and Pyra and the blogging community think it rocks, but is this really smart for Google or blogging in general?

We don’t want Google becoming Microsoft II, do we? At least we can hope Google will have a bit more scruples.

I think it’d be much smarter for google to create some sort of blog specific searching or content aggregation (a la Google News, blogdex, technorati, etc) rather than absorb Pyra.

This smacks of AOL absorbing Netscape. Though Mozilla survived, Netscape is now a sad brand without a soul.

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