Time for the healthy paranoia backlash?

· Weblog Concepts

I was wondering when the recent PageRank, SearchKing-inspired, and homeland-security aware “Google as Big Brother” tremors in the force would converge on the Blogoogler deal. I started seeing it in my too much blog reading over a long Valentine’s-Day weekend and in my aggregator:

Google buys Blogger. Okay – we have to feel good for Evan, who has worked long and hard to make Blogger a reality. Now, he’ll finally get paid. But, to me, it’s a little unsettling that Blogger is now a Google venture. Especially since Google is so proud of their ability to feed search requests to the FBI and other authorities looking to identify dissidents and protesters – I mean, potential terrorist sympathizers. [rushkoff.blog]