Now, this is just a theory, but I’ve noticed a certain tendency in the Google Blog. Every time Google writes a post, the post arrives with a “Posted on” date a lot earlier than we actually see it. In some cases, its several weeks different. For example (from Bloglines, which does an excellent job tracking this stuff):
- Cover the earth (announcing Google Earth) - Posted on: Mon, Jun 27 2005 7:43 PM | Updated: Fri, Jul 8 2005 1:27 PM
- The platypus of the Internet (announcing Firefox toolbar) - Posted on: Wed, Jun 22 2005 3:56 PM | Updated: Fri, Jul 8 2005 1:56 PM
- Google Video. Now with … video! - Posted on: Fri, Jun 24 2005 3:58 PM | Updated: Mon, Jun 27 2005 2:09 PM
- Just call him Bruce (announcing Blogger image uploading) - Posted on: Thu, Jun 2 2005 6:34 PM | Updated: Fri, Jun 24 2005 5:54 PM
I know from now on, I’ll be considering the Google blog post date as an indicator of how smooth a launch was.