Could You Be Delivering Ads of Your Choosing for Google in the Future?

If Google was to reward you for sending specific ads with your emails or blog posts or instant messages or forum posts to your friends and acquaintances, would you? Consider that the reward could be money, it could be a credit of some type, or it could be “an increased reputation ranking.” If you are … Read more Could You Be Delivering Ads of Your Choosing for Google in the Future?

Making Sense of Search Queries by Using Context

I’m presently in San Jose, getting ready for the Search Engine Strategies Conference coming up. I was fortunate enough to attend BarCampBlock yesterday, which was a lot of fun. I met some interesting folks, and watched a thoughtful presentation on privacy on the Web, and was involved in a couple of discussions on “problems with … Read more Making Sense of Search Queries by Using Context

Facebook Timeline and Patent Application

Added – 2-26-2010 – for an updated list of granted and pending Facebook patents, see my post from January 24th, 2010, Facebook Patent Filings, which includes the Facebook News feed patent as a patent application, with some commentary in the comments about the impact (or lack thereof) that it might have upon other social networks. … Read more Facebook Timeline and Patent Application

Next Week: Search Engine Strategies San Jose

The Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose starts next Monday, and I’m looking forward to attending, and to meeting up with old friends, making some new friends, learning what’s new in the industry, and sharing some ideas with others. I’ll be speaking on Monday morning on the topic of Universal Search, at 11:00am, along … Read more Next Week: Search Engine Strategies San Jose