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Hmm.. no. Google ranks based on what others
say as well. Actually, this is key. It is
not the classification but the ranking that
is at issue. Parties are not responsible for
what they discover, but what they assert. That
is why a Google to a web page of the vendor
does work. It isn't Google, but the web page
that makes the assertion. Google is just
locating and ranking.
But ranking alone is just part. That doesn't make
MS the location of hell. It means that a lot
of people want others to think it is. Maybe
that is why they are located in Red-mond. Still,
Google had to do something other than policy;
they had to fix that reference manually because
it was gamed. Am I to believe based on all of
the nasty blogs over RSS that Winer is the
anti-christ of RSS? No, but Google alone might
lead me to believe that, and Bill Clinton is
the Overlord Of Cigars, yes?
See the point. Vette the information because
a pure voting system based on misinformation
votes badly and if that is fed back to a system
as gospel, one gets bushwhacked. There are
whole camps of marketing literature that teach
these techniques (how to sell anything).
Can Google spider a UDDI registry? If so,
that is useful.
From: Bill de hOra [mailto:email@example.com]
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Nothing except that it is based on self-assertion, not
Everything Google indexes is already a self-assertion; Google indexes
what is published. Everything a UDDI registry indexes is a
self-assertion; UDDI indexes what is given to it.
Let's try a gedanken: Suppose Google spiders a UDDI registry - are two
parties less responsible because they went through Google rather than
the UDDI registry?