Scoble’s brreeeport test

If you haven't heard about this, it's a cool idea. Scoble has created a seedbed for testing speed and comprehensiveness in blog search tools, and along the way, has found out other interesting things about search in general. From the post: Damn, brrrreeeport is the top search on Technorati…

If you haven’t heard about this, it’s a cool idea. Scoble has created a seedbed for testing speed and comprehensiveness in blog search tools, and along the way, has found out other interesting things about search in general. From the post:

Damn, brrrreeeport is the top search on Technorati and there are 420 posts there. Wacky.

What’s an even better deal is that Google says there are now about 14,000 results. What the f___? I HATE the lies that are going on on search engines. Quick: click through and tell me how many entries there really are. Hint: it isn’t 14,000. Funny that Google’s blog search can only find 382.

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MSFT Office Dead

I don't get it. Why not do what we thought they'd do? I wasn't really paying attention, and you probably all know this, but turns out MSFT Office Live is, well, NOT Microsoft Office Live (tcrunch). It's just hosting and email services by another name. What the f?…

I don’t get it. Why not do what we thought they’d do? I wasn’t really paying attention, and you probably all know this, but turns out MSFT Office Live is, well, NOT Microsoft Office Live (tcrunch). It’s just hosting and email services by another name. What the f?

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Free The Internet Through Regulation

That's the general idea of the proposed "Global Online Freedom Act of 2006", the details of which you can find in this article and here (sponsoring congressman's website). Besides blacklisting Iran, China, and Vietnam (hey, that war really worked out, didn't it?!), the legislation would declare: – U.S. firms…

That’s the general idea of the proposed “Global Online Freedom Act of 2006”, the details of which you can find in this article and here (sponsoring congressman’s website).

Besides blacklisting Iran, China, and Vietnam (hey, that war really worked out, didn’t it?!), the legislation would declare:



– U.S. firms which create, provide or host Internet search engines would be forbidden to locate their search engines within designated Internet-restricting countries.

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I Don’t Buy It

I love reading Xooglers. But this post, well, I don't buy it. The post explains how, because Googlers are generally an exceptional lot, praise was hard to find, and when it did come, it came in a very understated fashion. OK, amongst the ranks, I can buy that. Golden…

I love reading Xooglers. But this post, well, I don’t buy it.

The post explains how, because Googlers are generally an exceptional lot, praise was hard to find, and when it did come, it came in a very understated fashion. OK, amongst the ranks, I can buy that. Golden geeks tend to shy from overt idolatry. But they are also human beings. And human beings tend to manage up, period. I’d love to believe that folks spend all *not* telling Marissa, Larry, Sergey, and the other members of the founding class that they are brilliant, but…I don’t buy it.

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Friday Link Love

Women.com: It's a vertical search thing. (paidcontent) Prefound.com: It's in Kentucky (land of Fark and Bourbon), so I already like it. Has a model that pays "Featured Finders." Want to know how much content on an engine is sponsored v. organic? So did this academic. The Amazon Music Player….

Women.com: It’s a vertical search thing. (paidcontent)

Prefound.com: It’s in Kentucky (land of Fark and Bourbon), so I already like it. Has a model that pays “Featured Finders.”

Want to know how much content on an engine is sponsored v. organic? So did this academic.

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And You Thought It Was Sci Fi

Reader Bob noticed a bar code scanning phone, which is part of the technology needed to make my local search/physical search wine anecdote happen. Cool!…

Reader Bob noticed a bar code scanning phone, which is part of the technology needed to make my local search/physical search wine anecdote happen. Cool!

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OK, Uncle, I Need Help!

Searchblog is my passion. It's also one hell of a lot of work. And as much as I'd like to claim that I'm doing the best job in the world, I'm clearly not – there's so much more I'd like to do. Thanks to FM, which is selling the…

Searchblog is my passion. It’s also one hell of a lot of work. And as much as I’d like to claim that I’m doing the best job in the world, I’m clearly not – there’s so much more I’d like to do.

Thanks to FM, which is selling the ads on my site (yeah, OK, I started the company, and it’s the reason I’m so busy, how’s *that* for recursive), I now have money coming in that amounts to more than just a beer budget. So, I’m spending it, on getting help.

In other words, I’m looking for a special someone who wants to be a Searchblog assistant editor. And, to help make this happen, I’m open to making it a full time position, by combining it with a role at FM helping our authors. Here’s a link to the job posting. If you know anyone who might fit this bill, especially folks who are into search, internet companies, the works – why please let me know.

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Links to Love

MSN offers free prizes for searching. Google launches a Google China Blog. It's Chinese to me. But they do give me link love, which is quite nice. Barry posts on SEW that the first posts seem to be about Valentine's Day. Not exactly topical. Another trademark suit a la…

MSN offers free prizes for searching.

Google launches a Google China Blog. It’s Chinese to me. But they do give me link love, which is quite nice. Barry posts on SEW that the first posts seem to be about Valentine’s Day. Not exactly topical.

Another trademark suit a la American Blinds and Geico, Check N Go. (via Cnet)

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Gates On Information: You Can’t Stop It

From the FT: BIll Gates (BG):….Now in some ways, the digital world is superior. The ability to have anonymity is actually better when you want it. There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying the government’s corrupt and not having the intelligence service see your face….

From the FT:

BIll Gates (BG):….Now in some ways, the digital world is superior. The ability to have anonymity is actually better when you want it. There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying the government’s corrupt and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done.

FT: Unless you’re in China.

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