While we're blogging new stuff from Google, behold the introduction of "backlinks" for blogger. This is a way of accessing Google Blogsearch data using in-post cosmos links - so not the wheel re-invented. Still, a neat new addition, esp. for new bloggers w/ default templates into which this is all pre-loaded. Check out the blogger buzz & the blogger help article. I'll be interested to see how this stacks up against the Icerocket & Technorati cosmos links. Icerocket will show an inbound link count on the post page.
Randy... Maybe next week's Finding New Links could make use of in-post cosmos links as the detection method?