A9 -- Amazon and Alexa have shared technology that promises to change the face of the search engine world. It's called A9 and it offers an impressive range of information. If you have more than one Amazon identity, you can log in several times and see search streams related to specific areas that you have explored. You get normal web information--text and images--crawled by Google. You also get information from Amazon's books. Plus, you share information from the searches done by others. This is as remarkable as it is scary.
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YSEARCHBLOG -- There are so many cool things happening at Yahoo! I discovered how to make RSS intersect MyYahoo. I connect with family through webcam conversations in Yahoo! Messenger. My e-mail burden feels like 1998 even though the inbound traffic is in the hundreds of messages a day. I rejoined on 1988 through Launchcast Radio on Yahoo! I missed that entire year while working 156 feet underground all of 1988. So when a Yahoo Search Blog hit my aggregator, I was impressed. It promises "to provide a window into what our team is thinking and doing, in their own words (and maybe some guest bloggers as well). " That alone is exciting enough to generate a blogmark in my aggie.
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USEIT -- Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox refers to search engine optimisers as "freeloaders." He's distressed that people skim over the top of websites, using search engines to lift relevant information from the site, index it inside the search engine, then serve it to the curious.
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BATTELLE MEDIA -- There is great value to recording the journey of finding information on the Web. John Battelle puts it in context with Vannevar Bush's famous essay "As We May Think." In his essay, Bush explains the problem with complicated knowledge is that it is nearly impossible to be a generalist, in the sense Aristotle was.
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DASHES -- "Write good content. Develop an audience that cares about what you're doing. Do something that's relevant to people in your field."
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JOHO -- One of my Googlenyms is "Irish Typepad." Another is "sunny southeast." The most interesting Googlenym about me is "refused leave to land." Although some readers might like to know I work with the happiest girl in Ireland.
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FURY -- What Google might have looked like around 1960.
Zip codes were not introduced until 1963.
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