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Bush No Longer "Miserable Failure"

The White House is probably delighted by this news reported on BoingBoing: George W. Bush is no longer a “miserable failure,” at least where searches on Google are concerned.

For some time, when users entered the keywords “miserable failure,” President Bush appeared at the top of the search results. The trick was made possible because of a “Google Bomb,” an effective collection of mass links designed to push a particular page or site to the top of a search list.

A change in the algorhythms used to compute the search results, according to Google, has put an end to the prank. That is, of course, until some wise hackers out there with too much time on their hands find a new way to accomplish the same trick.

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