Facebook New Social Inbox

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 by Rhed

Facebook made its big “email” announcement, and yes, you will be able to get an @facebook.com email address.” It’s not all about email, however, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained. It’s about “seamless” integration across email, IM, SMS, and all these ways of communication.

It’s also about “conversation history”, meaning you can keep a running dialogue with everybody you communicate with in a continuous thread for each person or each group of people.

“Five years from now, you’re just going to have this full, rich history,” Zuckerberg says of the conversation history feature. Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth compared it to having a box full of letters between boyfriend and girlfriend from the beginning of the relationship to the present.

The concept is not so much about spam filtering, but actually filtering for the messages from the people who you really care about. “There are a lot of different classes of junk,” says Zuckerberg, suggesting that there are a lot of legitimate messages that you don’t actually care what they are saying.

Facebook doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to privacy and user data, but that hasn’t stopped users from continuing to share massive amounts of information with the service, so that may not be as big a hurdle as it would seem.

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Search Engines or ‘Real-Time’ Search

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

When Danny Sullivan speaks, the search industry listens. The search pioneer gave an intriguing keynote speech at SMX West in which he compared the three major search engines to his kids. In this video, Danny explains how he has unconditional love for his children even when they disappoint him. The same idea is present with the search engines because he still loves and uses them even though they disappoint him also.

The main reason for this analogy was to discuss ways Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft could improve. Although Google statistics show that they hold between 60-70 percent of search share, the company still has areas it can expand on. A few of these areas include video search, image search, and map spam issues.

Search Engines Chasing ‘Real-Time’ Search


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Live Search, Kumo, and Now Bing?

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

Just before SMX Advanced kicked off, Microsoft announced its new search engine Bing. So, you can only imagine what a hot topic it was at the show. People had many opinions consisting of good, bad, and indifferent reactions to the search engine.

As Danny Sullivan shared with us, it’s interesting that users are discovering features from Bing that in fact, Microsoft already had. Users simply didn’t know they existed on Live Search. Also, users seem to have forgotten that the other search engines have many of the exact same features as Bing, and some even more.

Live Search, Kumo, and Now Bing?


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Blekko To Be the 3rd Search Engine?

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

After launching on November 1st, Blekko is still gaining a lot of attention. Last week at PubCon, WebProNews had the opportunity to sit down with Rich Skrenta, the CEO and Co-founder of the new search engine, to find out what all the hype is about.

As he explains, Blekko has a feature called slashtags that allows users to attach categories to search. These slashtags are designed to help keep spam out of Blekko, which is a common problem for search engines. In addition to the 200 slashtags that Blekko provides, users can create their own slashtags. Incidentally, users created more than 30,000 slashtags in the first week after the engine launched.

Blekko To Be the 3rd Search Engine


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Borders.com Rolls Out New Website

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

Borders.com has launched a new website featuring discounts on 100,000 bestselling titles, free shipping offers and new product lines.

To promote the new website, Borders is offering free shipping on all orders placed on its site today. Borders Rewards Plus members receive free standard shipping on their online orders and an additional 10 percent off the purchase price for most items. Members of the free Borders Rewards program also receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Borders is using its loyalty program database to encourage users to share product reviews with their friends and followers via Facebook. The company is also using its employees to write staff reviews on Borders.com.

Readers can find books on Borders.com by clicking on the New York Times Bestseller lists, or by category and genre.

A partnership with ChoiceStream will allow users to see recommendations for new products while they are browsing and Borders will provide new lists of staff picks and books and products currently in the news. The title detail page for each book lists all the formats in which that book is available, and some books feature a Google Books “preview” that allows them to virtually flip through a few chapters.

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Should Google Be Worried About Mounting Competition in Search?

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

Is a Shake-Up Brewing in the Search Market?

Google has been dominating the search market for years. Simply put, if you ask most people to search for something on the web, their first instinct is to go to Google. More and more people might be getting reprogrammed to go to Bing, however. The “decision engine” still has a ways to go before it reaches Google-like numbers, but it’s come a long way since its launch last year. The search market has also lost an old player and gained a new one.

A Shift to Bing?

“I think that we’re going to see a shift to Bing,” predicts Clay. “Understand that this is a very complex dynamic. The market share, (if you’re going to use that as a measurement) for Google is holding steady. The market share for social is where all the play is. Even YouTube is now the second largest search engine (above Microsoft). We’ve seen the Bing and Yahoo numbers switch pretty aggressively. So now we’re seeing that Bing has a much larger market share than Yahoo.”

In some ways, one could argue that Google’s made searching easier by adding visible filtering options to the column, and even giving results before the user is even finished typing. I think people are getting more proficient at searching. How often do you have to go past the first page of search results to find what you’re looking for? It happens, but probably not nearly as much as it used to. You’re probably more apt to refine your query.

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Twitter Founders Discuss The Origin Of The Name With Jimmy Fallon

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

Last night, Twitter founders Evan Williams (@EV) and Biz Stone (@Biz) were guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and pair discussed the origins of the Twitter name, and a few that didn’t quite make the cut.

According to Biz Stone, the names that were initially kicked around were, “Jitter” and “Twitch”, but those seem to much like a “drug addict”. They wanted a name that depicted speed/urgency, so they happened to look in a thesaurus and Twitter was mentioned along with the other possible names… and the rest, as they say, is history. (You can watch the interview for yourself below)

Do you think Twitter would be as popular with a name like “Jitter” or “Twitch”? Tell us what you think.

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Facebook Unveils Social Inbox, Conversation History, and Yes, Facebook Email Addresses

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

Facebook made its big “email” announcement, and yes, you will be able to get an @facebook.com email address.” It’s not all about email, however, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained. It’s about “seamless” integration across email, IM, SMS, and all these ways of communication.

It’s also about “conversation history”, meaning you can keep a running dialogue with everybody you can communicate with in a continuous thread for each person or each group of people.

“Five years from now, you’re just going to have this full, rich history,” Zuckerberg says of the conversation history feature. Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth compared it to having a box full of letters between boyfriend and girlfriend from the beginning of the relationship to the present.

Finally, it’s also about a “social inbox”, which is where message prioritization comes in. Facebook will use the information it knows about who your friends are (based on the user’s friends list and their friends’ friends list) to prioritize the messages it thinks you’ll be really interested in.

Finally, it’s also about a “social inbox”, which is where message prioritization comes in. Facebook will use the information it knows about who your friends are (based on the user’s friends list and their friends’ friends list) to prioritize the messages it thinks you’ll be really interested in.

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Understanding Where Social Media and Search Intersect

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

According to Dana Todd of Newsforce, social media content is very strongly impacting search results. In this year alone, social media content has grown to the point that it makes up nearly half of the search results for some queries. That content includes blogs, Wikipedia, YouTube, social networks, etc.

Some marketers are overwhelmed by the social media outbreak and have trouble integrating it into their business. It is important to remember that social media is a powerful force that can increase brand awareness, control reputation management, and more.

Understanding Where Social Media and Search Intersect


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Chaz Rough from Podfactory.net

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Rhed

President of podfactory.net, Chaz Rough talked with Kara Ratliff of WebProNews about his session on “Growing the Market by Podcasting Customized Content” at the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo. He discusses the tools he uses for his Podcast, Yogamazing, to enhance his product and market the Podcast. We also got his views on the future of Podcasting and what he thinks will happen to the accessibility of it. For more details of the interview and more information about the Expo, keep watching WebProNews.

Chaz Rough from Podfactory.net


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