Internet Big Five

  • We Must Fix This Fucking Mess

    … FOR SENDING THEM TO ME. Sure, I have a general idea. I can look at my analytics in all those aforementioned platforms, and I could, if I have either earned or hired a double PhD in Big Data and Theology, I might be able to divine some patterns as to how my readers ended up reading my stuff. But given they’re scattered across four, five or six platforms, all…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 30 readers -
  • The Waze Effect: Flocking, AI, and Private Regulatory Capture

    … (image) A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were heading across the San Rafael bridge to downtown Oakland for a show at the Fox Theatre. As all Bay area drivers know, there’s a historically awful stretch of Interstate 80 along that route – a permanent traffic sh*t show. I considered taking San Pablo road, a major thoroughfare which parallels…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google- 16 readers -
  • What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

    … question – mobile searches bias toward service and action as the query result. That means search’s presumptive barrier of completeness (the cost Google bears of keeping the entire Internet in RAM, for example) is not a barrier on mobile. You don’t have to have ALL the possible information “indexed” – just the right information. And what information…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 9 readers -
  • Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

    …, Google is a search company, ergo – Peak Google. But as the Fortune piece argues (and yes, I’m quoted, for what that’s worth), Google has a lot more going on beyond search. And while it continues to milk that multi billion-dollar quarterly profit center, it’s built five additional billion-dollar businesses – some of which are directly related…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google- 8 readers -
  • My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley

    … a waitlist, and past history shows that the waitlist does clear more often than not. Evening: The VIP Kickoff. This is an invitation only event, but readers of this site can get in by purchasing a VIP ticket here. The kickoff is a celebration of NewCos (we’ll have five or six presenting quick overviews of their sessions), and in each city we pick…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google Facebook- 9 readers -
  • The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent

    … link. 6. Friend does NOT have Branch’s app installed, so is linked to the Branch app download landing page in the iTunes store. **THIS IS FRICTION POINT #1. In an ideal world, a potential customer should not have to go through the Apple app store just to view a cool media object that’s been shared (this wouldn’t happen on the web). ** 7. Friend…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Mobile Facebook- 8 readers -
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