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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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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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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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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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Google Now Breaking News Tool. Information on Oslo Bombing found on G+ before CNN or MSNBC +Pete Cashmore bye +Sarah Kessler
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