US President George W. Bush has been Google bombed. A search for “miserable failure” on the popular search engine Google brings up, as the first link, the official biography of Bush provided by the White House.

This can be done because Google does not only search the contents of web pages, it also counts how often a site is linked to, and the words which are used.

Hence it possible for a group of net-savvy individuals to influence the result of a Google search – a process called “Google bombing” – by linking any number of sites to a chosen one.

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  1. Merry Christmas! Hope you’re having a great day.

  2. Now Michael Moore is number one, followed by Bush, Jimmy Carter and Hilary Clinton. Heh.

  3. Not anymore, Bush Jr. is back in the #1 spot. I hope we can keep it that way. I think it’s hilarious. Hah, I was about to post an entry with that title “Google Bombs Away!” … Man, I thought I had come up with something cool, but it figures that it’s been used.. hehh

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