Google blog about the fact that they’ve just exceeded indexing over 1 trillion unique URLs.
That’s 1,000 times more than the billion pages they reached on their indexes in 2000, which was 400 times more than the 26 million pages they indexed way back in 1998.
1,000,000,000,000 unique web pages.
What are they all saying?
According to Wired magazine, not a lot.
In a great article called "Internet Famous: Julia Allison and the Secrets of Self-Promotion", Wired tell us the story of Julia. "She can’t sing. She’s not rich. But thanks to a
genius for self-promotion, she’s become an Internet celebrity."
In other words, there’s a lot of vain folks out there using the internet to shamelessly promote themselves with no actual talent involved.
Mind you, isn’t that the reason why so many of us, including yours truly, are blogging and searching the internet?
For example, a paragraph from the Wired story:
"Come on, admit it: You’ve spent a good half hour trying to pick out
the most flattering photo to upload to your MySpace page. You struggle
to come up with the mot juste to describe your Facebook status. You
keep a bank of self-portraits on Flickr or an online scrapbook on
Tumblr or a running log of your daily musings on Blogger. You
strategically court the gatekeepers at StumbleUpon or Digg. You compare
the size of your Twitter-subscriber rolls to those of your friends. You
set up Google Alerts to tell you whenever a blogger mentions your name."