Google Blog Accidentally Deleted By Google
Jennifer Slegg over at the Search Engine Watch blog reports that the Official Google Blog Deleted. In short, yes, Google had accidently deleted their own blog. They have confirmed the mistake;
We’ve determined the cause of tonight’s outage. The blog was mistakenly deleted by us (d’oh!) which allowed the blog address to be temporarily claimed by another user. This was not a hack, and nobody guessed our password. Our bad.
Jennifer takes you through the story as it happens. She accounts that this blogger snagged the googleblog.blogpsot.com address, and posted a message saying;
Google, fix your blog pleeasssee!
Want to see what it looked like prior to Google getting the blog back? Jennifer posted a picture here.
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