Category Archives: search

Why social beats search?

The title is a copy of a recent post by Fred Wilson, but the post is not :). The part that caught my attention in the post was the statement “it’s a lot harder to spam yourself into a social graph”. My personal view is that first of all, it is somewhat unfair to compare search with social since they solve vastly different problems. To me “Search equals Intent” whereas “Social equals Discovery“. When you really want to find something, the first thing you do…

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A low down on google swirl

When google announced a preview of google image swirl I was compelled to check it out. After all lifeblob is also in the business of photo discovery and it is always good to know what other companies are doing in this area. The preview is neatly built in flash and presents a very interesting visualization. This reminds me of a similiar visualization they did earlier for a “wonder wheel” view of navigating through search results. The part that I did not like though was that…

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