April 18, 2004

"WAFFLES"

Student trying to 'bomb' Kerry (Eric Heyl, April 16, 2004, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

[Ken] Jacobson, 23, of Shadyside, is the driving force behind an Internet effort to publicize the issue-waffling done by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. He is attempting to make the Massachusetts senator's campaign Web site -- www.johnkerry.com -- the first that appears after typing in the word "waffles" on Internet search engines.

As of Thursday, Kerry's site was the first Web page indexed when querying "waffles" on the Yahoo! and Lycos search engines, the fourth on MSN and the sixth on AltaVista. It doesn't show up on Google, which is to search engines what the English mastiff is to dog breeds -- a pretty darn big one.

Jacobson has been able to accomplish this feat less than two weeks after launching the crusade from his own little-known Web site, www.esoteric-diatribe.blogspot.com.

"I can't believe the response to this," he said. "It only took 11 days to conquer the Internet."

He did so employing a technique computer nerds refer to as "Google bombing." It occurs when a group of Web sites link to another Web page using specific words or phrases.

If enough people use the same keywords, the linked Web page becomes one of the first to surface when the keywords are queried into a search engine.


That would be "waffles".

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 18, 2004 11:24 AM
Comments

Would that be waffle-soled flip-flops perhaps?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 19, 2004 2:22 PM

hi,kerry
i love u,i went u to be the president of america.and by God grace you wil be.

Posted by: ikedi eleruson at April 22, 2004 9:27 AM

Bush vote count ++

Posted by: ComputerBB at April 25, 2004 3:12 PM

WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO START THINKING ABOUT IMPEACHING BUSH AND HIS "GANG"! HAVEN'T THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BEEN CONVINCED YET ABOUT ALL THE LIES AND SECRECY. CLINTON WAS INNOCENT OF EVERYTHING THEY ACCUSED HIM OF EXCEPT CHEATING ON HIS WIFE. WHEN IS THAT IMPEACABLE?

Posted by: anitawebb at June 15, 2004 10:48 PM

WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO START THINKING ABOUT IMPEACHING BUSH AND HIS "GANG"! HAVEN'T THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BEEN CONVINCED YET ABOUT ALL THE LIES AND SECRECY. CLINTON WAS INNOCENT OF EVERYTHING THEY ACCUSED HIM OF EXCEPT CHEATING ON HIS WIFE. WHEN IS THAT IMPEACABLE?

Posted by: anitawebb at June 15, 2004 10:48 PM

Since he lied to a jury about it?

Posted by: oj at June 15, 2004 11:26 PM
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