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Could this change the way we view Optimiation?

     
4:57 pm on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Powerset, an ambitious start-up that aims to let people search the Web using conversational speech instead of just keywords, began opening up its site on Monday for public testing of the technology. - from Reuters
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Kind of seems like semantics on steroids. Could this change the way we view Optimiation?

9:42 am on Sept 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Only if it gets as big as Google.

So far, you cannot even look without giving an email address (with no privacy policy or company details to reassure) so there's a fair way to go before they take over the world.

And their claim is neither new nor unique.

Is it a new search engine, or an email harvester? So far the jury is out. Even wikipedia has a only dead link to show for it!

I tried a semantic search on Google - [why is a beta site using viral marketing already?] - but conversational search just found the same old texts on viral marketing that powerset probably used.

See these threads too:

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And there's a few more.

Perhaps they should set up a viral marketing agency ;)

 

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