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People You May Know — Now With Faceted Search!

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on People You May Know — Now With Faceted Search!

I was just looking at LinkedIn and found myself pleasantly surprised by a minor UI improvement in the “People You May Know” widget: as you delete people you don’t know, the widget now updates without your having to go to another page or refresh the home page. Curious, I looked to see if LinkedIn had […]

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Don’t believe everything you read in the New York Post

June 14th, 2009 · 36 Comments

Now this is the sort of publicity that even $100M can’t buy: the New York Post is reporting that, in response to Microsoft’s recent Bing launch, “FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE” (all caps in the original): Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft’s rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top […]

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Google Already Knows What You’re Thinking

April 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

An unsubstantiated assertion I’ve seen repeatedly over the last months is that Google needs to acquire Twitter because Twitter knows what is happening (or what we’re thinking about) now, while Google can only look backwards. The latest version I’ve seen of this argument is from Jeff Jarvis’s post today, entitled “Why Google should want Twitter: […]

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Note to Bloggers: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

February 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Dan Lyons, better known to most as Fake Steve Jobs, wrote an article in Newsweek today entitled “Time to Hang Up the Pajamas“, or “Growing Rich by Blogging Is a High-Tech Fairy Tale”. An excerpt: My first epiphany occurred in August 2007, when The New York Times ran a story revealing my identity, which until […]

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Harvesting Knowledge for Wikipedia

November 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a harvest festival in which we express gratitude for our bounty and turn our thoughts towards altruism–at least while we’re not stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie. And that got me thinking to the mother of online altruistic endeavors, Wikipedia. Specifically, I thought about the bounty of information […]

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Knowledge Management is a Process

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Knowledge Management is a Process

Kudos to Lynda Moulton at the Enteprise Search Practice Blog for a post entitled “Apples and Orangutans: Enterprise Search and Knowledge Management“. She criticises some commentary in CIO Magazine that “search is being implemented in enterprises as the new knowledge management”. Her thesis in a nutshell is that “knowledge management (KM) is not now, nor […]

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Science as a Strategy

April 25th, 2012 · 17 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure to deliver the keynote address at the CIO Summit US. It was an honor to address an assembly of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives from the nation’s top organizations. My theme was “Science as a Strategy”. To set the stage, I told the story of TunkRank: how, back in […]

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Thoughts about Job Performance

January 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Thoughts about Job Performance

This is the season of annual reviews, at least at LinkedIn. Performance reviews can be daunting for both employees and managers — at least everywhere that I’ve worked. Not only are we as human beings terrible at delivering feedback, but we also receive bad advice as managers. For example, many of us have learned the […]

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A Practical Rant about Software Patents

March 7th, 2011 · 34 Comments

Given the controversial content of this post, I’d like to remind readers upfront that this post, like all of the contents of this blog, represents my personal opinions, and in particular does not represent the opinions of my present or former employers. I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to have read any […]

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So You Like Big Data…

January 4th, 2011 · 30 Comments

The increasing volume of data that we generate as a species is a story so overplayed as to have become trite. Indeed, a vast amount of this data is in the public domain, including data from the full text and common ngrams of books, genome research, the ¬†United States census, and much more. There is […]

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