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  • A Button Without The Treat
    A few months ago I wrote a post entitled +1 is Explicit, but is not Relevance Feedback.  I am often personally concerned that, with many of the posts I write, I am being pedantic.  However, last week TechCrunch came to … Continue reading

  • They Won People Over By A Logical Argument
    Via @glinden, I enjoyed this article on why GDrive (an early cloud document/file store) was never launched by Google: At the time [2008], Google was about to launch a project it had been developing for more than a year, a … Continue reading

  • Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)
    Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011) CIKM’2011, Glasgow, UK, October 28th. Organizers ———- – Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, USA. – Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst Repository Systems, USA. – Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research, USA. – Juan … Continue reading

  • +1 is Explicit, but is not Relevance Feedback
    A week or so ago, Google introduced it’s answer to the Facebook “Like”.  It is called “+1”.  Here is a quote from the official announcement: The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.”  Click … Continue reading

  • Top Posts of 2010
    Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading

  • Close the Loop!
    The web is abuzz this week with talk of the Google Books Ngram Viewer.  It’s a great tool, and leads to some very interesting exploration and trend visualization.  So does this tool fly in the face of my rant from … Continue reading

  • Search Algorithms versus Asimov’s First Law of Robotics
    Search Engine Land has a short article on bias versus brands.  The issue at hand is whether Google Instant has a brand bias.  Google says it does not: Singhal explains that when someone types in T, mathematically “most people typing … Continue reading

  • Miffed and Confused
    Have been on a six month blogging hiatus, and wouldn’t you know it.. it took another fun Google article to pull me back.  It is a recent FastCompany piece, entitled Google to Zuckerberg, Bing: We Still Innovate.  The premise of … Continue reading

  • The Search User Wants a Story
    I fired up reddit this morning and was completely flabbergasted by one of the top posts.  The title of the post was “This is Why I Use Google, Not Bing”.  And it linked straight to this screenshot (which I reproduce … Continue reading

  • More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice
    I came across an interesting blogpost today, entitled “The Paradox of Choice is Not Robust“.  To requote their quote: Benjamin Scheibehenne, a psychologist at the University of Basel, was thinking along these lines when he decided (with Peter Todd and, … Continue reading

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