Google’s indexing of the updatesphere is going quite well with the recent news that it will soon show all tweets going back to March 21, 2006. However, there seems to be a very basic flaw in its search design: it returns the platform name for a query! So if I search for Google it will… Read more Dear Google, please fix the updatesphere
Last summer during our DMI summerschool I worked with Vera Bekema, Liliana Bounegru, Andrea Fiore, Simon Marschall, Sabine Niederer, Bram Nijhof, Richard Rogers and Elena Tiis on a project titled ‘The Nationalities of Issues: Rights Types.’ We looked at the most significant rights types per country according to local Google results of the query for… Read more The Nationalities of Issues: Rights Types
Facebook seems to have overtaken Google as the number one entry point to the web according to the new Hitwise data. Even though they serve two different purposes (searching versus social networking in its broadest sense) it marks an important turning point for the increasingly central role of the social web: Starting with the web means… Read more Google no longer the entry point to the web?
I just finished reading What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis and was rather disappointed. I saw Jeff Jarvis speak at the Next Web 2009 and he is an excellent speaker and certainly knows how to entertain his audience with stories. However, as a writer I am not so impressed. The book is filled with… Read more Life is a beta: Google Buzz’ disruptive privacy settings
Last month Google announced the launch of their Real Time Search engine. By including real time search results Google has now officially embraced the updatesphere as a subsphere of “The Web,” as may be seen in the following figures. In my real time web results Google is indexing updates performed within the three popular micro-blogging… Read more Google officially welcomes the updatesphere
I appear as an actor in the official Google Chrome OS UI Concept Video on YouTube. Fame at last! Thanks to @jvdgoot for noticing.