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MovableType and Userland on the Google/Blogger toolbar

posted by Andy Baio   Jun 27, 2003

MovableType and Userland on the Google/Blogger toolbar.

Reader comments

Geof F. MorrisJun 27, 2003 at 1:35PM

Doesn’t it make sense to have this tied to an open API that would tie into whatever CMS you wanted?

MikeJun 27, 2003 at 1:48PM

Whining. Oh look, Winer is quoted.

MT is in no danger.

sjcJun 27, 2003 at 3:36PM

I have to wonder what the surprise is all about. Google owns Blogger. Oh, that’s right, I forgot - Google is The Company What Does No Wrong.

hallaJun 27, 2003 at 5:09PM

it’s okay, I don’t want that stupid toolbar anyway, they’re being elitist ont he other side too by limiting it to IE.

gooseJun 27, 2003 at 10:44PM

Following this reasoning, google should also offer a search field for every other engine in their toolbar, just to keep it fair. Comeon, its the google toolbar for a reason.

LeifJun 28, 2003 at 3:07AM

Herm, toolbar for IE. Who the heck uses IE around here anyways? Dont we all use a browser that uses WC3 css standards? I think some skilled people should come up with a toolbar for opera and mozilla that has a moveable type “blogthis” option and a search box for alltheweb.com

Matt HaugheyJun 28, 2003 at 4:05PM

Mozilla has a mult-site search bar add on and a blog tool add on that can work with both Blogger and MT sites

jkottkeJun 29, 2003 at 8:06AM

What, we can’t have competition now? How is the BlogThis button in the Google toolbar unfair? It may suck, but it’s hardly unfair.

AnilJun 29, 2003 at 9:04PM

To be clear (since I seem spectacularly incoherent in the linked article. “pound of flesh”? did i even say that?) we don’t think it’s unfair at all, and it’s perfectly understandable and sensible for Google to include their blog tool in their toolbar. No biggie.

jkottkeJun 30, 2003 at 6:13AM

And to be fair, Anil and Dave wouldn’t be doing their jobs properly if they didn’t rattle their sabres a little at stuff like this. If it gets their tools placement on the Google toolbar, good on them.

AaronJun 30, 2003 at 10:38AM

Matt, your second link is bunk and I’m very intrigued!

jasonJun 30, 2003 at 11:15PM

Mr. Dash says, “To be clear”? I’m confused. Instead, do you mean, “to totally reverse my position”?

Mellquist Nils Dec 11, 2003 at 2:41AM

I criticize by creation — not by finding fault.

Ingle Abhi Dec 21, 2003 at 3:44AM

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

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