Search Is No Longer The Dominant Paradigm, says Yahoo!

Well, kinda. In this article, Yahoo suggest that “search is history”. “Yahoo!, one of the two names most synonymous with search on the internet, has surprised Silicon Valley by suggesting that the future of the web is not about search…The future of the web is about personalisation“ Google have obviously won the search engine war, helped in no small part …

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The New Portals

This is a really interesting observation: “For the last several years, Yahoo, MSN and AOL have all suffered a declining share of pageviews, but that does not mean the portal is going out of style. Rather it has been redefined, first by Google, and now by Facebook in potentially even more profound ways.” “Facebook has a new answer to the …

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Noise Level

SEL is great, but this list of options on the bottom of their RSS feed posts always makes me grin. It’s so….exhaustive! The only option that appears to be missing is “F**k This”….I guess “Fark It” is close enough, though.

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Mahalo: Jason Calacanis Launches A Directory

Biggest non-secret in the search industry – Jason Calacanis launches a new human powered search service called Mahalo. A directory, in other words. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I like directories. I run a few of my own. I’m not sure what I was expecting. Something new, perhaps. What we’ve got is About.com crossed with Yahoo Directory. It …

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Matt Cutts Mostly Links To Himself. And Google.

Very cool analysis. Matt keeps the link love in-house. And sleeps between 2.00am and 7am. Apparently. More interesting analysis of top blogs, and linking structure, here. “Engadget: So, here are the major takeaways: Engadget is very big. Damn big, infact. I use too many infacts. They got more about 100,000 comments in a single month by giving away, among other …

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