Our work on crawling the Deep Web has received some attention over the last few days. It started with a post on Google's Webmaster blog. Judging by the number of in-links to the blog (see the bottom the page) and the several news articles that picked it up, there were quite a few reactions on the blogosphere and beyond.
Matt Cutts, Google's main interface to web masters gives a nice explanation of why this work is useful to site owners. Anand Rajaraman details some of the history behind the technology that led to this work.
In summary, a nice example of research on data management having impact on the Web.