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Friday, July 31 12:00 AM ET

BBspot Mailbag

Now you too can enjoy my Inbox without the annoying spam. Every week I get some amazing e-mail. Some amazing because of the sheer cluelessness of the sender, some because of the time and energy that went into crafting them and some are just simply amazing.


BBelievers

I hope you're ready for another epic mailbag? Wednesday's story about Google removing Apple from search results in retaliation for Apple removing the Google Voice app from the app store caused quite a stir. It garnered links from Lifehacker, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, and Digg. And of course it took over the Twitterverse for awhile. Here's a sampling of some of the BBelievers. First, from the BBspot comment section for the story...

This from BBspot: where is this info from? I didnt see it in any of the other blogs

Uhhh... I just tried a google search for apple.com and it worked! i guess google must have flip-flopped on that pretty quick! and you need to get your facts right - germany invaded poland because of jews not sausage

The story didn't make the front page of Fark, but that didn't prevent a TotalFarker from making a comment...

This from Total Fark: Typed Apple into google and apple.com was actually the first result. Headline or article is full of shiate.

TechCrunch caught the fact that Google's VP of Search, Marissa Mayer, who was fake quoted in the article, tweeted a link to the article, but then deleted. One of the comments there looks an awful lot like a BBeliever...

This from TechCrunch: Steve Jobs hinted that another strange coincidence might occur soon. “Safari may be getting a different search engine, just saying,” said Jobs.

“Oooh, I’m shaking,” said Mayer.

HA! An exec with a sense of humor about herself. Good stuff.

So now we know that plenty of powerful people read BBspot: Marissa Mayer, Steve Case, Kevin Rose, Drew Curtis and Ev Williams. I think I should be making more money doing this.

I don't think this comment on Digg is a BBeliever, but I love its humor. By the way, the story made the front page of Digg, but was "buried as inaccurate" though Onion stories make it there all the time. I suppose that's a badge of honor to be proud of...

This from Digg: Buried as inacurate. I did a search for Apple on Google and Apple's page came up. BBSpot really needs to check its sources better. I checked several of their other stories and they were inacuate too. This site really displays the sad state of journalism on the web.

Lifehacker.com reported the story as fake, but that didn't stop some commenters from BBelieving...

This from Lifehacker: Actually, I just searched Google for both Apple and iPhone and both acted as normal. Strange.

Now a few choice tweets from Twitter...

Apple revoked Google voice iPhone app so what does Google do? Removes everything "Apple" related from it's search engine ! ROFL! PWNED.

...and this is why I <3 Google RT @polyfish42 Payback: Google removes apple from search engine resultshttp://bit.ly/LwLgP

@druey i think the RT story about Google pulling Apple is a hoax. Is "BBSpot" a reputable source?

Those are all the ones I've found. If you see any or have anything to add to the Mailbag, be sure to send me an email. Thanks.

 

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