Jonah Brucker-Cohen just released a new art project: “Google Alert Loop“. It uses Google’s “Blogger” software and “Google Alerts” to create a blog that auto-publishes based on mentions of specific alert topics sent to the email address specified. He says:
The idea is to create a self-perpetuating blog that will publish repeatedly based on the incoming alert feed. The project attempts to question the utility of these automated systems such as “Google Alerts” and how they are being used to aggregate and polarize opinions on the Internet.
I wonder if other blogs can get in this loop by writing about it (such as this post) / using a trackback? Google Alert Loop has an amazing logo!
Update: The site seems down, Google probably didn’t like this. Jonah has a page for the project. Here is what it looked like when I saw it: