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the blog clog and linguistic convergence

les has noticed the blognoise problem and coined the slighly-less-trippingly-off-the-tongue, "google blog clog". kellan posits that we're really talking about linguistic convergence, which sounds like a topic worthy of a dissertation:

"My thought is perhaps we're seeing the effect of Google having a language based interface. I search in English, and therefore I'm much more likely to get English results back. Most of the people I know speak English. On the Net however this doesn't proscribe the field much. I think perhaps it needs to be broken down beyond that, I don't just speak English, I speak a vernacular informed by age, class, education, social environment, etc. My word choices are a product of culture. For example Mako and Josiah from the above thread have both had significant impacts on the Linux culture I was raised in. Could even my 3 word query display a language bias?"
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5/13/2003 09:41:00 PM 0 comments


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