The joys of web 2.0

Here I am at home, seating in my sofa, with my MacBook on my knees, and staring fixedly at my latest blog entry on how to read a jar manifest file programmatically, being displayed on finance.google.com. No I'm not joking! The proof is here (second entry under "Blog Posts": on the right side):

my blog entry showing up on finance.google.com

That's certainly the kind of insider information that investors are dying to know! Imagine, being able to read a manifest file in Java! Will the stock rise?

So why is my little piece of Java code displayed there? Well, the culprit is probably the wording of the BSD-like license that appears in the code... Words like "endorse" "software" "products" "prior written permission" "contributors" seem to have triggered the finance spider... Jonathan is going to be jealous ;-)

That's another stone in the garden of Alex Miller - who's pondering the merits of The Power of Human Filtering.

Comments:

Excellent! Will see the effect on stock.

Posted by Jean-Francois Denise on June 21, 2007 at 03:20 AM CEST #

Hmm, this might give some clues to spammers though. Oh well, that is Google's problem. :)

Posted by Lars Westergren on June 21, 2007 at 06:14 AM CEST #

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