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What Is The Top “Search Engine” In The World?

If you ask Google, the answer would be…..AltaVista! Heh.

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Ballmer Questions YouTube Deal

Ballmer doesn’t think the numbers add up: “[You've got to ask] could Google do whatever it is they’re hoping to buy without paying $1.6 billion? Is YouTube really some permanent, long-term thing, or is it a fashion?….Right now, there’s no business model for YouTube that would justify $1.6 billion” He seems to be saying not much at all, hedging both …

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How To Get Users To Contribute

The application of social psychology is an important part of creating sucessful social media. Here’s a few good pointers on how to get users to contribute to your site. Make it easier to contribute Make participation a side effect. For example, Amazon’s “people who bought this book, bought these other books” recommendations are a side effect of people buying books. …

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Google: What Does The Future Hold?

Obviously, an important part of SEM is being able to look forward are predict where the market is going. The YouTube deal has had a lot of press, and commentators have been trying to work out what it all means. The Motley Fool examines the deal from a financial and legal perspective. Part 1 and Part 2. Warning: the article …

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Yahoo Falling From Favour?

Google own the online media planet. Almost. Former internet darling, Yahoo, seem to be slipping further behind, according to this piece: “Yahoo itself tried to buy YouTube just a few weeks ago and got as close as negotiating price and terms, according to an executive briefed on the discussions. But the talks broke down, and Google swooped in and closed …

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Ernest The Search Engine

Lots of swearing. Lots and lots. Lots. Sensitive, easily-offended non-Australians have been warned. Hilarious video featuring Ernest The Search Engine. Ernest is an engine of the train variety, who wants to be “just as fast as Google”, and to become a dot.com millionaire.

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