KanukBoy - 12:02 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Am I missing something here? All posters so far seem to think not much about this.
If they can incorporate their technology into their algo, I think it can be the most profound enhancement since they began using links to compute page rank.
"Engagement points are the numerical values assigned to each type of engagement event. The more effort and engagement an event demonstrates, the higher the points value. For example, a highly engaged event like leaving a comment on a blog might be assigned a number of engagement points 10 times higher than a fairly passive event like a click or pageview."
Sounds a lot like a page rank score calculation? Conveniently numeric so it can be algorithmized. Google has been trying to incorporate social signals but didn't have the data. Could this be Google's latest and best effort so far? It would explain why they move the whole bunch to Mountain View.