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Similar Pages

19 Oct 2001

I just played with Google’s “Similar pages” feature for the first time, trying it out on Derek Powazek’s weblog, and it yielded interesting results, mostly other popular weblogs. So of course, I tried it on this site, and I’m intrigued by the results. Several of the connections are obvious: jonvw is at the top of the list- we’ve linked to each other often. Greg Restall appears five times on the list- we’ve linked to each other occasionally. But the list also includes the websites several musical artists that I’ve never listened to, or linked to. The eery thing is that they all seem like artists that I would like. I’d be very interested to know how Google performs this bit of linkomancy. (The one I can’t explain at all is the “Legally Blonde” movie website.)