Google's Official Blog
Regarding Google's Official Blog, I didn't hack it. I did re-register the username when I noticed, due to a Blogger bug, it had been deleted. (It's not the first time I've done something big on Blogger.) I tried keeping it as Google-oriented as possible. Right before I got to another update, Google had regained control of it. If you'd like to contact me, it's pretty simple. Just check above.
The replacement site I created was up for thirty six minutes, by the count of an anonymous employee. This whole thing reminds me of the 1999 Passport.com DNS registration. And yes, that's me responding under the name treyjp on digg, and other various places.
Here are some interesting links I noticed about the story. I'm no longer adding links because there are way too many, but if you're wondering what I'm talking about, check out a news story.
News Stories and Blogs
- Google officially responds to the registration on their blog
- the digg story that made the front page (though fabricated)
- another digg story that made the front page, although not really factual
- other diggs on my digg page, including the digg story I wrote
- CNET's coverage (their original story was rather biased...)
- PC World reports, but I don't like the negative spin here
- PC Magazine ran an article, but they called me Trey Parker (creator of South Park)
- Google News search for stories about it
- A Yahoo News search for stories about it (they also can search for blogs about it)
- one of the first mentions of it on a blog
- SecurityProNews, which ends with "And then the world resumed its normal rotation."
- The Unofficial Google Weblog
- Pocket-lint posts an accurate story about it
- Outer Court
- Bloggers Blog has accurate coverage
- We Blog Cartoons made a funny cartoon about the situation
- Jeremy's Googlepage, which is featured in that cartoon
- The Googlist has accurate coverage, too
- Political Humor is a blog that writes fake news, with a pretty funny story about this
- Spanish coverage (also at El Pais), Chinese coverage, Italian coverage (also at Blogs4Biz), Japanese coverage, Russian coverage, French coverage, Greek coverage