Two Comments Equal One Lazy Post
1. Comment on philosophy of life; History is for us important to make decisions in the present to shape the future in a positive way. (Link)
Be proud of every day [Matt Mullenweg], you have your hands on the future of publishing. We, you, and WordPress and the blogger scene doesn’t have to hide what we did in the past.
Because what’s important is what we do right now in the present and in the future, tomorrow. And what do you think how we made it to here, without the past events and past releases of WordPress?
2. Michael Arrington from TechCrunch drew the conclusion, from a job opening, that Apple enters with a future version of iWork, the world of Office application in the cloud. So I gave my .2$ … I had to. I was drawn to it. (Link)
… And the landscape changes again. The paradigm shift is happening. A close circle of industry leaders (Google, Apple, MSFT, and a handful of startups) is working on a seamless, safe, and scalable solution to put everything ‘Office’ into the cloud.
Only early adopters are on the train already. That is a paradigm shift and 2010 will be exciting, who can tailor the best solution for consumers? Google with ChromeOS? Apple with Mac OSX and iWork? Or Microsoft with Windows 7 and Office Package?
This is the tech consumer fight ‘for 2010.
The one thing I am still convince is that, just when 3G is ubiquitous (&affordable) and 4G will be deployed, it will make sense for consumers to switch to a netbook or road warriors to consider testing it.
As long as no ‘always on’ connection on the go is possible/ubiquitous (no phone tethering) and affordable, we will see no hockey stick or considerable growth in these mobile office and email/calendar/planner solutions. The big move will come when ‘mobile’ is as good (or better) as ‘off-line’ solutions.
Hope you all had a nice 26th of December with your family or someone else important in your life. I was at my uncles place with the family, and he got me to configure his T-Online software plus email and set-up my cousin a Gmail account. I was served. But what you don’t do for the family, right!?
Update: 27.12.2009 / 10pm CET (Link) Comment on ‘Anatomy of a bad search result’ by Chris Dixon.
It is and will be a game. History and recent events tell us that everything what we do invent or create or manufacture is not perfect. There is no perfect Page Rank algorithm. There is no perfect SEO strategy. Yes, they have strategy and tactics, but Google pulls out a counter attack on that. And the loop begins again.
As Google keeps its secret sauce recipe to it self for all the reasons, we can only speculate who much brain power is behind Page Rank, and how big or small are the time frame from wave to wave of White and Black Hat SEO guys to get sites higher.
Kind of waves onto the beach, the SEO guys want to see as much crap as possible stranding onto the beach.
This game will never end as long as we have no considerable computing power so that Google detects patterns very early in its beginning and is seeing the big picture of traffic (say Google DNS, Web history) on the network and our behavior.
We as humans are the most advances AI, so to speak, which detects fraud. You (Chris) detected very early reading that blog about dishwashers, that it was wonky and fraud, thus leaving the site very early. Now, this can Google read (maybe) in the future (say Google Chrome, ChromeOS, Google Open DNS) and feed back this into its alert system and eventually kicking the links from the blog out of its page rank.
Learning from our behavior is the greatest resource and mission asset Google has to pursue in its goal to collect all the world’s information and make it searchable. Thus ranking search results to our personal preference, location, time, search history, how educated you are, how old you are and so forth. All these levers make for a better search experience.
We somehow depend on Google to sift though the abundance of information (what a great business Google has, it found a need and created a need for accuracy).
And Google depends on us (balancing privacy concerns) to learn from us and feed it back into the algorithm and teaching its computers.
What would be a good search result for “dishwasher reviews”?
- Jason Calacanis talked about it, why he started mahalo.com.
He showed MSFT and Google search results and curated search results in a blind ABC testing. And all investors said, C (curated) was best.
Sure, this can be done only with the most popular searches, 3-5 million!? You can’t scale curation like stacking up CPUs.
And on a side note, reading @jonathanmendez mentioning Amazon, yes, Amazon is looking at its user data too, thus coming up with recommendations.