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Cross-posted on the Inside Search Blog. Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons. But searching still requires a lot of hard work by you, the user. So to...
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I read your question a while ago already but am only answering it now that I have had enough experience working with this new approach to answer it more fully. I am really enjoying it, finding it particularly relevant not so much for the initial finding of something relevant, but more for re-finding it again - which was often like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. For instance, a while ago I was looking to reference a quote by Esther Dyson, and some of her writing I was wanting to reference was written, let's say 1995. Now, to find that in the first place was tough not just because it dates back, but more because quotes lifted from the piece are often copy-pasted multiple times. These all ranked before her original article. It also doesn't help that she's written for a number of publications: Project Syndicate, Wired, etc. Sigh - it took a while. This was before Knowledge Graph. Recently, I needed to reference her again - and what a change. Instead of a thousand blogs/quotes/articles inserting themselves into my attention between the search items and the piece I was wanting, the articles written by her floated without effort to the top.

Which is particularly interesting since what I was looking for was her 1995 Wired piece on Value: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/int-prop/dyson-wired-7-95.html

In it she says: "Yes, the content creator is selling intellectual property, but unless this creator has a very strong identity, the balance of power will shift to the publisher, who controls the channel to the customer." That clearly has been true for a long time, but now with an increasing interest in authorship - certainly for the top creators of content - is the balance of power shifting again? Copy-paste has been only too easy, but it also burdens systems with unnecessary duplicates, as well as upsetting writers - and searchers. If I am looking for her, chances are I want to read what she wrote, not what someone else wrote about her, or a quote of hers embedded in an article. 

So yes, it is working really well for me, and I am finding it useful - and also incredibly exciting. 
  
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Decide team hackathon...try it on chrome...
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Thank you Stavros for the excellent point---it's in our plans, but we should raise the priority!
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It's a little bit like Consumer Reports, except that the results are driven by data and not people.
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In Oren Etzioni's world, telling you where to buy a product is so 20 years ago. Today, Etzioni wants to tell you when to buy. Tomorrow, well, maybe he can let you know when you're in the vicinity of a...
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They should've used Decide.com...been recommending "wait" on Ipad purchase for the last 60+ days. Don't get screwed!
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Professor, UW; Co-founder Decide.com; Venture partner Madrona.
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"The best way to predict the future is to invent it"
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"The most critical choice for a scientist is what problems to work on." - Les Valiant

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Oren Etzioni is a Venture Partner with Madrona and founder of Farecast, a recent Madrona investment. He also chairs Madrona's

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Web Site Offers Help Getting Deals on Electronics
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A Web site and app for mobile devices mines transactions to determine the best price on electronics, and when to buy them.

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Inspired by a personal experience, a businessman became an unlikely sleuth into the practices of the mortgage industry, including Fannie Mae

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