a provocative article (I think correct, too) about content syndication, based on research from Forrester. [via Scripting News]
C|Net ran a story
yesterday on a new genre of search engine being developed under the name InfraSearch. It’s just a bare-bones proof of concept now, but the idea is very exciting. They’re moving everything out to the periphery, away from the center. Centrifugal, not centripetal like client/server. Relationships, not just information. Very very cool.
There’s a cool article
in the New York Times today about research into how kids distinguish between “live” pets and things like robots, dolls, and Furbys. Sherry Turkle is doing the research, so it’s bound to be very good.
So I was checking
the difference between Google and Alta Vista’s new Raging search engines by doing a search on “michael boyle montreal” and comparing the results. Google was much much better. It put my old but still nominally active personal page at the very top and caught all my hits from when I worked at CTHEORY and put them near the top too.
The best thing, though, was to see my listing in the library. I’d never seen that before – I’d forgotten that they put theses in the library.
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