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The death of the search engine


So there I was, looking for bank statements. Inside my head, formulating simple queries that would help me find what I was looking for. And after eventually sorting out my tax, I thought to myself: “In the future, will we actually search for stuff?” On the web, I hasten to add. I ask this simple […]


Society 2.0 Workstreams will socialize data


I recently happened upon Google’s timeline and map search options, one of their latest in-house labs projects. I found myself pleasantly surprised, too… “See results on a timeline or map. With the timeline and map views, Google’s technology extracts key dates and locations from select search results so you can view the information in a […]


Google’s search information paradox


The very fact that Google are even talking about keeping our personal search data longer than eighteen months demonstrates their thinking. If you want personal search to work, then the likes of thee & me need to share more personal information with the search engines… There’s no way around with this particular search information paradox, […]


SEO is dead? Not quite…


Headlines like “SEO is dead” are always going to catch someone’s eye, and just such a headline caught mine… So I was drawn like a moth to the proverbial flame when I saw the title belonging to an article by Mike Grehan over at Clickz, discussing the much exaggerated demise of Search Engine Optimization: “Conventional […]


Search to get a social Sproose up?


If I had more time, I’d have written a similar web application to Sproose myself. It’s that next logical step, and it’s got that immediate it’s-about-damn-time factor about it. What am I talkin’ about? I’m talkin’ about search with a splash of democracy about it, that’s what… I happened upon Sproose, the user-powered search engine […]