The needler in the haystack.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Google affirms Dan, if ever so briefly


The kindness of the Google algorithm to Plainfield Today this morning (click to enlarge).
While waiting in the rotunda for the Plainfield City Council to wrap up its executive session, Courier reporter Mark Spivey told me that he had gotten inquiries from some out-of-town newspapers of note about the developing Plainfield school district's computer breach.

This morning, thinking to see whether in fact the story had gotten 'legs', I turned to Google -- and got the pleasantly surprising results shown above as the first page in the series.

The story has indeed spread -- and may continue to do so for a few days.

Even if the Interim Super doesn't want to take reporters' phone calls.

Here is where the story has shown up so far --
As for having Plainfield Today turn up in the top three returns on this particular search, I would offer an update of Blanch DuBois' famous remark in A Streetcar Named Desire, 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers' algorithms'. You can see Vivien Leigh in a YouTube clip of the 1951 movie adaptation here.

Thanks to the algorithm, it's just as likely it won't be me at the top of the list the next go-round.



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would you take calls regarding a cover up you may be involved in?

Dan, what do you think about the silence of the $100K Public Information Officer on this story?

His silence and absence is both deafening and blinding.

Anonymous said...

Who is the PIO now? And how do you know he makes $100K?