Forget AOL — Google will Bring Blogging to the Next Level

Dan Gillmor’s column reports that Google has purchased Blogging Company Pyra, which means that Google is becoming the AOLTimeWarner of the Internet. So far, I’ve been happy with whatever Google has done… but think about it — I search the web with Google, I search Usenet with Google, I read the news with Google, and now (while I won’t swtich to Pyra for my blogging software) potentially millions of bloggers will be using Google software. Is Google any less cool? No… but competition is good, and this news worries me just a bit. –DGJForget AOL — Google will Bring Blogging to the Next LevelLiteracy Weblog)