Sunday, January 21, 2007

Israeli PM 'Google-Bombed' As 'Miserable Failure'

A Reuters newswire article, via InformationWeek, reports that:

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has taken another hit, this time on the Google search engine, where entering the words "miserable failure" in Hebrew will bring up his official biography.

Olmert's popularity rating has plummeted to some 14 percent following an inconclusive war in Lebanon and a string of corruption scandals, less than a year after his centrist Kadima party won a parliamentary election.

Like U.S. President George W. Bush several years ago, Olmert has been "Google-bombed," which occurs when a large number of Internet users link to a Web site from their own domains and label the links with certain words.

More here.


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