| 3:31 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Ahh, so now Yahoo's staff will start writing or aggregating content based on what people are searching for. Excuse me if I'm not excited by this. Should I expect we'll be seeing lots of celebrity gossip, erotica, discussions about the latest episode of Jersey Shore, and inane articles about Justin Beiber?
| 3:53 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Wow, after all this time Yahoo discovered trend analysis?
What'll they think of next week, fire?
| 4:41 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
No surprise after 'Yahoo To Buy Associated Content', No?
| 4:52 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
This is what the Internet and search engines has done to news and sports reporting.
By Nick Reeves (AFP)
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Africa mourned Ghana's World Cup loss on Saturday, as socialite Paris Hilton's marijuana arrest gave a celebrity drama twist to the quarter-finals.
I'd ask Mr. Reeves to gimme a break, but this is what the world is interested in if you look at what people are searching on now.
I posted this earlier in the Foo thread on the World Cup. It's better here.
| 4:58 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Let's not just assume it'll be stuffed with celeb stuff. If they are sensible about it they will have sections on the key sectors. Sure, there will be a celeb section, no doubt, but i'd like to think there will be a tech, finance, sport, business, etc., sections.
| 5:22 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Nonsense. It's not news if people know to search for it.
| 5:30 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|It's not news if people know to search for it. |
Or may be someone at Yahoo! saw The Onion News from The Future and thought 'Hey! there's a search niche to get into!' :D
| 6:41 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I was "excited" (er...) by GOOG tracing my search habits. Now YHOO's doing it too. MSFT next, no doubt (or are they already?) :(
| 10:17 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Albo all search engines store as much data from every source they can including in ways you don't normally think of. Did you visit a site with adsense on it, someone elses site, today? Even that ad loading told them all about you and it's not even your site.
As for the topic, is this the chicken maneuver or the egg layup?
One has to come before the other. Yahoo plans to study before they build but will end up studying the results of what they built in order to build more of... the same.
| 6:37 am on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)|
that sounds like Yahoo officially saying: we are just another publisher. Nothing more. Just another publisher, who must do anything to survive.