Entries from December 2008

Blogs I Read: Peter Turney’s Apperceptual

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Blogs I Read: Peter Turney’s Apperceptual · Uncategorized

The other day, Daniel Lemire posted a comment extolling Peter Turney as someone who does a great job blogging about his research. His blog, Apperceptual, is one of the highest-quality blogs I’ve seen in the information retrieval community. Turney is a Research Officer at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) Institute for Information Technology. His two decades of […]

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The Future of Measurement

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Future of Measurement · Uncategorized

Over the past few days, Kate Niederhoffer put together a collection of thoughts about the future of measurement in social media. Contributors include: Neal Burns, University of Texas, Austin Center for Brand Research Walter Carl, Chat Threads, Maury Giles, GSD&M Idea City Sam Gosling, University of Texas, Austin: Department of Psychology Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Matthew […]

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If you can’t stand the links, get off the web

December 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I don’t always agree with Jeff Jarvis, but he nailed it in “A danger to journalism“, a post in which he discusses the “GateHouseGate” controversy:  GateHouse has sued The New York Times Co., arguing that the Boston Globe’s new YourTown hyperlocal site for Newton is violating copyright laws by copying headlines and first sentences verbatim from […]

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Is People-Powered Search Overrated?

December 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments · General

I recently read an article by Matthew Shaer in the Christian Science Monitor entitled “The future of search: Do you ask Google or the gaggle?” and subtitled “To improve results, new search engines rely on users instead of computers.” The article goes on to talk about Google’s SearchWiki, Jimmy Wales’s Wikia Search, and a number […]

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The Evolution of Search Results: An SEO Perspective

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on The Evolution of Search Results: An SEO Perspective · Uncategorized

Today’s post on SEOmozBlog explores how the evolution of search results is changing the landscape for search marketers, aka SEO professionals. Here’s a teaser: I still believe we’re years (3-5) away from an SEO economy where links don’t play the primary role (and I doubt we can ever get away from keywords – that’s search […]

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Guerilla Marketing Gone Wild

December 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The Sunday before Festivus is surely a slow news day, but today’s top tech story is a doozie. Evidently College Prowler, a publishing company for guidebooks on top colleges and universities in the United States, was creating hundreds of “Class of 2013” groups on Facebook, using sock puppet accounts, for the purposes of self-promotion. Brad […]

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Enterprise Search: Beset by Marketing and Hype

December 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments · General

Given my role at Endeca, I am hardly objective about the competitive landscape of enterprise search. But, while reading an article about enterprise search in the latest issue of Information Age,  I was pleasantly surprised to find myself agreeing with Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch that the enterprise search industry is beset by “marketing and hype”, and that […]

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Fair Use and SEO

December 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · General

The Huffington Post, one of the most prominent political blogs on the web, usually courts political controversy for its unapologetically liberal perspective. But now it finds itself in a different sort of controversy over they way it aggregates content from other sites. It started with a complaint from Whet Moser at the Chicago Reader: The […]

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Google Image Search Gets Style

December 19th, 2008 · 18 Comments · Uncategorized

Clip art Line drawing Google announced today that its image search now supports search-by-style. As someone who regularly uses Google’s image search to find fodder for my presentations, I am excited about this enhancement. Moreover, I think it’s a clever application of the various image analysis algorithms Google has been developing. They now include a […]

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How do people arrive at The Noisy Channel?

December 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Like most bloggers, I diligently analyze my logs to see how readers are responding to my rambling. I use the Clicky, which I’ve found quite nice even if it isn’t free (but it does provide real-time updates). Here are the stats for the past month: 48%: directly or through bookmarks 25%: links from other sites […]

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