Google to Expand Language Search and Shrink Our World?

Imagine that you want to cook a Chinese meal from an authentic Chinese recipe. You search for the recipe in Google by the English name of the dish, and the search engine translates your query into Standard Mandarin, performs the search and finds some recipes in that language, and returns those pages to you with … Read more Google to Expand Language Search and Shrink Our World?

Next Step After XML Sitemaps: User Assisted Web Crawlers?

Imagine a search engine letting people teach a web crawling program how to navigate through the pages of a site filled with java script links and other pages usually only accessible through making selections or inputting text into forms. Why would a search engine let users assist a search engine crawling program in exploring the … Read more Next Step After XML Sitemaps: User Assisted Web Crawlers?

What Kind of Personality Does Your Website Have?

Websites, like people, have personalities. They can’t help it, they just do. I’ve looked at a lot of websites over the past few years, and sometimes wondered about the personalities of the sites that I’ve seen. If you take a close look at a website, can you describe its personality? Does it attempt to evoke … Read more What Kind of Personality Does Your Website Have?