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I love how the authors of these reports are using data to learn about and express themselves. I usually think of data as something completely impersonal, but their reports make me think differently about it.

http://mashable.com/2012/02/22/personal-annual-reports/
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Thanks, Allan! Internet high five returned.
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I freely admit that I am a big Star Trek fan (not a Trekkie, please, I have a son now, don't embarrass me) -- and I sometimes pound the table about how important Trek was as a forecaster of future technology.

Well, +Sarah Kessler of Mashable has proof. PROOF, I say! Internet High Five, Sarah, thanks for giving me another charge on my nerdy argument laser. Now excuse me while I adjust my pocket protector and affix some more masking tape to my wide-rimmed glasses.
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On why I think you are wrong:


Search Plus Your World just might possibly remedy a flaw that I've always found really annoying about regular Google search.

Example: When I search Google for "Live Music Ann Arbor MI", the A-G results I get are, in order:

A) The Ark, a music venue
B) The Michigan Theater Foundation, a popular arts venue that does mostly films with a smattering of live concerts
C) Blue Karaoke, a Karaoke bar on Liberty that is B.Y.O.
D) DJ Jace, a broken link presumably for a DJ...or former DJ
E) Sound Investment (?)
F) Mike Green and Associates
G) Paul Dooley, composer

So what's the problem?

I know a bit about the Live music scene in Ann Arbor, and anyone else who does will tell you that The Blind Pig is arguably the most significant Live Music Venue in Southeastern Michigan, let alone Ann Arbor. Kurt Cobain said it was his favorite place to play, anywhere. Yet when it comes to Google search results, it's at the bottom of the page. To say nothing of, I've never even heard of D-G, but they certainly aren't Live Music establishments.

Why? Probably because the Blind Pig doesn't give a squat about SEO, and neither do most of the other venues where you actually might see live music occasionally.

Now, with +1's being figured into search results, hopefully over time, people can indicate where they actually go for Live Music, or whatever else someone might be searching for. It's easy to see the potential for how this can improve the quality of the results you get.

P.S. Sorry to post this here, but since I won't comment on a Mashable page, and you didn't bother to share your article here, I guess this will work.
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The first guest writer post I wrote for Mashable was about NFC. Nobody knew what NFC was at the time, now it needs a quick guide. I feel like a veteran.

http://mashable.com/2011/08/11/near-field-communication-guide/
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cool . até que enfim o Iphone vai compartilhar conteudo com outros celulares e smartphones.
é apple voces quase conseguiram fechar a rodinha QUASE.. :]
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Hint: There are business cards that say "Google Doodler"

http://mashable.com/2011/08/03/google-doodles/
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I Love Google :))
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I want to use this, but I don't feel that I should. Kind of the same urge as looking through all of my transactions on Mint and making them all into handy graphs...

http://mashable.com/2011/07/26/voyurl/
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hello sarah yuo have some only love me he...?
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Fun to see some results from the 2012 Republican primary that shows Google searches are a good predictor! Try looking at query volume graphs yourself on some things you care about at (type in two brands, for example):
http://www.google.com/insights/search/
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Not sure why Mashable asked the question "Are Google search trends better..." when the body of the story clearly answers that question with "...almost as accurate..."
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Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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Hola Sarah como as estado
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I'm really excited to watch this, but I'd be horrified if I were a part of it. Startup people: would you want to be in the doc/get the exposure, or would you rather code without the 270 million observers?

http://mashable.com/2011/08/02/techstars-tv-show/
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