google-iscious

Lindsey Smith lsmith@thinkstream.com
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 15:58:44 -0700


> http://news.com.com/2100-1023-884546.html?tag=dd.ne.dht.nl-sty.0
>
> "They could open themselves to that kind of notification and verification
so they would provide up-to-the-minute search capability," said Winer, who
predicts that one day Google or another search provider will offer a service
for the home computer.
>
>
> Yesh, it's called Magi and it works with
> AltaVista [1], Inktomi, and will work with Google anon - as
> soon as Nelson finishes the Web APL.

Except that Google, AV, et al aren't up-to-the-minute sources.
Up-to-the-previous-month-or-so maybe.

For example, Google last spidered Evhead (a popular, very highly linked-to
blog) around on March 11. Of course that's just one example. On the other
hand, Google reports that they last spidered cnn.com/index.html yesterday.

The point is that Google notification won't be terribly useful until it can
either spider the rapidly changing hunks of the Internet (blogs or forums
for example) in a drastically more timely fashion or creates a way for those
rapid content creators to push updates up to the mothership. Both are tough
nuts to crack at Google's scale.

http://216.239.33.100/search?q=cache:xmEiJ8hBIIEC:www.evhead.com/+site:evhea
d.com+blog&hl=en&lr=lang_en

Lindsey