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WordPress Creator: Blogging Isn’t Slowing Down

I hear a lot of talk on Twitter and Plurk about how microblogging is killing blogging. Matt Mullenweg, creator of the WordPress blogging platform, disagrees. He says blogging is not slowing down.

Matt also runs the company behind WordPress, Automattic, so he’s got some data to back up his claim. WordPress is, after all, the most popular self-hosted blogging platform among top blogs.

How about you? Are you seeing less blogging, or just more microblogging to go with it?

Google Thinks I’m Someone Else

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PR guru Steve Rubel notes that Google now includes thumbnails for WordPress blogs in search results. That’s great, except for one thing: Google thinks I’m Filipino gaming manager Carlo Ople.

I blog about the guy twice, and I become him. Talk about identity theft. Carlo’s not alone — Google also thinks a lot of people are tech blogger Allen Stern.

I blog about Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao a lot more than I blog about Carlo. If Google’s image matching algorithms are going to mistake me for someone else, why couldn’t Alodia appear in my search result thumbnail? No offense to Carlo, but Alodia’s a lot prettier.