It's chock full of information, but it's not very compelling. The straight-laced prose is a bit tedious - not what you'd expect of Googlers after reading countless profiles of how awesome it is to work for the search-engine giant.
We admit the topic discussions are a bit over our head, but we can see the built-in audience for GE's "From Edison's Desk" scientist blog. Unfortunately, the 40 some-odd contributors have only found the time to create 29 total posts this year (as of December 1).
This is sad for such a revolutionary, Web 2.0 company. Not only has it not updated the blog since September, the blog was never that interesting when populated. With all its data and the fact that folks were populating del.icio.us with interesting content, why were the posts only about product extensions and how-tos?
The Yahoo Anecdotal blog started out to put forth the various musings of creative Yahoo staffers, but it devolved, as of late, too much into self-promotion and apologies for outage issues. That's fine, but the seriousness of those posts have drained the fun out of the irreverent initial intent.
At its core essence, the Ask.com blog is just another way to use Ask.com for searches. Every post seemed to be either overtly promotional or just a series of links to the result page for obvious searches, as opposed to a place to unearth interesting content. Search engines may index blogs, but they don't seem to get them.