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Looky Here, It's Me, In an Ad, On Facebook! Is This Legal? Allowed? Who Knows?!

Searchblog - Sun, 2011-07-24 14:45
In the past 12 hours, about ten friends (and counting) have sent me a copy of this ad on Facebook for a company called "AppSumo." I have nearly 5000 "friends" on Facebook, a problem I've written about in the past, but seeing this ad threw me. Apparently, this is *not*... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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"The Information" by James Gleick

Searchblog - Thu, 2011-07-21 08:05
Even before I was a few pages into The Information, a deep, sometimes frustrating but nonetheless superb book by James Gleick, I knew I had to ask him to speak at Web 2 this year. Not only did The Information speak to the theme of the conference this year (the... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Google Google, Wait A Minute. This Is About Us, Isn't It? Google (And Everyone Else) Is Just a Means to Our Ends...

Searchblog - Fri, 2011-07-15 09:46
One last thought before I hit the hay after a long, satisfying evening with the people who gave me the chance to start FM in their garage, the Shores. And that is this: Google killed its earnings earlier this evening thanks in part to is algorithmic approach to display... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Google+: If, And, Then....Implications for Twitter and Tumblr

Searchblog - Wed, 2011-07-13 20:21
It's hard to not voice at least one note into the Morman Tabernacle of commentary coming out of Google's first two weeks as a focused player in the social media space. I haven't read all the commentary, but one observation that seems undervoiced is this: If Google+ really works, Google... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Time For A New Software Economy

Searchblog - Tue, 2011-07-12 16:02
Way back in the day, before all this Interweb stuff made news, we had a computer hardware and software industry that was both exciting and predictable. I was a cub reporter in those days, covering an upstart company (Apple) as it did battle with two dug-in monopolists: IBM in hardware,... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Comments: Off

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-07-11 23:38
I know I've been a bit quiet here on Searchblog of late, and I've promised that will change shortly, as I ramp up on the new book. But one faction of Searchblog has not been quiet: the comment spammers. So I am turning comments off for a while, in the... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Wanted: Write Hand

Searchblog - Thu, 2011-07-07 19:17
I'm looking for someone with whom to work on my next book project, What We Hath Wrought. The person I'm looking for is probably impossible to find, but I'm going to try anyway. Why impossible? Because I haven't met someone like the person I'm imagining, at least not in the... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Last Week's Signal

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-07-04 13:46
I fell out of the habit, but here are the Signals from last week. If you want to get my daily roundup of stories worth paying attention to, get the RSS here, or sign up in email at the top right of the page here. Monday Signal: Is Google Too... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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The World Is An Internet Startup Now

Searchblog - Fri, 2011-07-01 16:13
(image) Last night I got to throw a party, and from time to time, that's a pretty fun thing to do. To help us think through the program and theme of the Web 2 Summit this Fall, we invited a small group of influential folks in the Bay area... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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What We Hath Wrought: The Book

Searchblog - Wed, 2011-06-29 19:05
(Image: Samuel Morse, source Wikipedia) Sometime today the following blurb was sent to the book publishing trade press: Author of The Search, co-founder of Wired, founder of Federated Media, Inc., and Executive Producer of the Web 2.0 Summit, John Battelle’s WHAT WE HATH WROUGHT will give us a forecast of... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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