I've noticed a recent spike in hits to my famous Fired for Blogging post, in which I broke the story of Friendster's stupidest move and tracked the growing coverage for a few days. So I decided to investigate a bit.

It turns out that much of the traffic is coming from MSN Search, where a search for friendster yields that posting just "above the fold" in the #6 position.

Note to MSN Search: consider numbering the results. I shouldn't have to count to figure out that this was the 6th result on the page.

Anyway, I've captured the moment in the screenshot at the right, just for kicks.

Yes, I'm easily amused.

Oh, here's a quick side note. Not surprisingly, Friendster continues to lose smart employees and, rumor has it, many more are currently shopping their resumes in the valley.

Note to Friendster engineers: we're hiring. Ping me if you're interested.

Posted by jzawodn at January 13, 2005 12:54 AM

Reader Comments
# Roy said:

Just an interesting note, you're blog is the first result if you google for 'msg headache.'

on January 13, 2005 02:17 AM
# Collin said:

24th on Google for "friendster" :)

on January 13, 2005 02:33 AM
# rjp said:

After I read your "Fired for Blogging" post, I started graphing the number of hits for that phrase in google.

Probably should have done "friendster" as well, bah.

on January 13, 2005 03:38 AM
# R Walker said:

Could it also be due to this story
I think it's fired up the blog reading again on this subject.

on January 13, 2005 05:38 AM
# Michael Moncur said:

Related: In a Google search for "friendster", one of troutgirl's posts that got her fired is #7...

on January 13, 2005 07:59 AM
# TDavid said:

Lots of stories about people and job conflicts and blogging so it's a highly searched term, it seems. It's not always the employer that's the bad guy in these cases, at least from what I've read, so maybe not a broad brush is warranted in these situations.

on January 13, 2005 08:02 AM
# said:

#6 on Yahoo too. Wait....doesn't Yahoo power MSN (currently)????

on January 13, 2005 02:47 PM
# R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah said:

Interesting. BTW, just curious, are you working in Yahoo! or running Yahoo!?

on January 14, 2005 03:33 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I've been at Yahoo for 5+ years now, but do not "run" Yahoo. We have an executive team for that sort of thing. :-)

on January 14, 2005 08:49 AM
# R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah said:

Thanks for the reply:) Through your presentations and blog, I was also thinking that your working with Yahoo!. But, your authoritative remark "we're hiring. Ping me if you're interested" made me to think otherwise:)

Apologies for breaching comment policy (OT).

on January 14, 2005 10:20 AM
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