Google Blog Search just had a big change announced today — top blog posts are now clustered on the home page around particular story topics, similar to how Google News (or Techmeme) operates. You can also drill into various categories of posts, such as technology or politics. It looks interesting and promising, and we’re going to play with it in more depth shortly for a longer review. In the meantime, check it out and read more in the Google Blog post about it.
Postscript From Barry Schwartz: Since Danny posted this news brief, I have seen a lot of discussion brew up on the topic of Google Blog Search now being a Techmeme killer. Just scan some of the latest Techmeme headlines and you will see for yourself. I do want to add to Danny’s post and share what Matt Cutts said. Matt’s post basically goes through the points on how and why Techmeme is much different than Google Blog Search. You should read those points, if you are worried about Techmeme going away. Personally, I don’t see myself unsubscribing from Techmeme any time soon.
Postscript From Danny: See Google Blogs & Other “Front Pages” For The Blogosphere for some more details about Google Blogs plus similar services and thoughts on how it doesn’t necessarily compete with Techmeme.