Saturday, January 21, 2006

Du Bist Beutschland

I stop by Technorati once a week or so in the vain hope that someone actually links to my blog.  After the disappointment that usually associates such a visit I’ll take a quick peak at the “Top Searches” to see if there is anything interesting going on.

Today the top search is “du bist deutschland,” curious about what could possibly be generating so much interest I clicked the link only to find that the first two pages of the search were people that were using the phrases popularity to drive traffic to their site.

Now doesn’t the “Top Searches” lose its purpose when you have to dig three or four pages into the search to actually get any information for what you were searching for?

Just so I don’t get accused of perpetuating the practice, I’ll actually supply a bit of info on “du bist deutschland” for those of you wondering what all the fuss is about; consider it a value add service provided by your’s truly.

You Are Germany is a feel good campaign spawned by a government thatwould rather guilt it’s citizens into feeling better about themselves than actually try resolving its problems – you know stuff like high unemployment and a contracting economy.

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