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Kasparov and Good Interaction Design

A NYT books article about Kasparov and chess, and the relationship between humans, machines, and decision processes is making the Twitter rounds today.  I don’t have time at the moment to write a long comment about it, but I do want to point out that it supports a position that I’ve been taking on this [...] → Read More: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design

Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM 2010) will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It’s co-located with the WSDM 2010 conference on Web Search and Data Mining. As a co-organizer, I’m proud to announce that the workshop program is now online. It features a [...] → Read More: Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

Upromise Savings — At What Cost?

When users install the Upromise toolbar, Upromise admits collecting “non-personally identifiable information” about users’ online activities. But Upromise actually transmits detailed information — not just page-views and searches, but email addresses … → Read More: Upromise Savings — At What Cost?

Upromise Savings — At What Cost?

When users install the Upromise toolbar, Upromise admits collecting “non-personally identifiable information” about users’ online activities. But Upromise actually transmits detailed information — not just page-views and searches, but email addresses … → Read More: Upromise Savings — At What Cost?

CFP: EVIA 2010

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****The Third International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access(EVIA 2010), a Satellite Workshop of NTCIR-8http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws8/EVIA-2010/June 15, 2010 at NII, Tokyo, Japan.*****************************… → Read More: CFP: EVIA 2010

Real Time Search Is Personal

The other day, I promised in a comment thread that I’d write about what I see as real use cases for real-time search. As it happens, I’m experiencing one right now. As my wife, daughter, and I were walking home from a playground, we noticed a large number of fire trucks congregating a block away [...] → Read More: Real Time Search Is Personal

When Is Faceted Search Appropriate?

Earlier this week, Peter Morville and Mark Burrell presented a UIE virtual seminar on “Leveraging Search & Discovery Patterns For Great Online Experiences“. It sold out! And I thought Pete Bell and I had done well with our seminar on faceted search! But I’m hardly surprised. Although I wasn’t able to attend it myself, I [...] → Read More: When Is Faceted Search Appropriate?

MSRA Anthem

The two lines in the chorus,”Where people work so hard and play harder” and”Let’s turn our ideas into reality” areHon’s contribution.MSRA Anthem words by Tetsuya Sakai and Hsiao-Wuen Hon music by Tetsuya SakaiAsus4 A Asus4 A Gsus4 G Gsus4 GA … → Read More: MSRA Anthem

What You Can Find Out

The Edge has published their annual question for 2010:
HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK?
As an Information Retrieval research scientist, I of course was quite interested in what search folks had to say.  I found this blurb from Marissa Mayer intriguing:
It’s not what you know, it’s what you can find out. The Internet [...] → Read More: What You Can Find Out

Google Click Fraud Inflates Conversion Rates and Tricks Advertisers into Overpaying

In today’s post, I show click fraud with a twist. Like standard click fraud, this infraction
completely fakes clicks — charging advertisers for clicks that didn’t actually occur. But this click fraud is
carefully targeted — faking a click to t… → Read More: Google Click Fraud Inflates Conversion Rates and Tricks Advertisers into Overpaying