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BLOOGLE: Slate’s Steven Johnson has some interesting ideas about how Google’s acquisition of Blogger will change the ‘net. Most of us thought about how Google’s resources could help Blogger, but Johnson thinks it will mainly be the other way around.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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Wow! Blogging is definitely going mainstream. Google has just bought out Pyra, the parent company of Blogger. (link via GeekPress) The immediate impact should be good–more server space, more employees to provide tech support, and better indexing of weblogs into the Google search functions. I’m wondering, though, if the long term result won’t be making blogging a pay-as-you-go enterprise.

FILED UNDER: Blogosphere, Popular Culture, Science & Technology
James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.