MeeHive: Your Personalized Newspaper
Henkilökohtainen sanomalehti. Tilaa artikkelit, uutiset, blogitekstit ja videot valitsemistasi kiinnostuksen kohteista omalle henkilökohtaiselle "sanomalehtisivullesi".Customization of UIs and Products (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Websites that let users customize the UI have the same measured usability as regular sites. Sites for customizing products, however, score substantially worse due to complex workflow.ReadWriteWeb's Top 5 Web Trends of 2009
Last week we ran a series of posts outlining the 5 biggest Internet trends of this year: Structured Data, Real-Time Web, Personalization, Mobile Web / Augmented Reality, Internet of Things. Effectively this was ReadWriteWeb's State of the Web 2009. We've now compiled the main points into a single presentation.
The 5 biggest Internet trends of this year: Structured Data, Real-Time Web, Personalization, Mobile Web / Augmented Reality, Internet of Things. Effectively this was ReadWriteWeb's State of the Web 2009.
ReadWriteWeb's State of the Web in 2009. <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_5_web_trends_of_2009_structured_data.php">Structured Data</a>, <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_5_web_trends_of_2009_the_real-time_web.php">Real-Time Web</a>, <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_5_web_trends_of_2009_personalization.php">Personalization</a>, <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_5_web_trends_of_2009_mobile_web_augmented_reality.php">Mobile Web / Augmented Reality</a>, <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_5_web_trends_of_2009_internet_of_things.php">Internet of Things</a>
Effectively this was ReadWriteWeb's State of the Web 2009.Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Personalization
Beginning today, Google will now personalize the search results of anyone who uses its search engine, regardless of whether they’ve opted-in to a previously existing personalization feature. Searchers will have the ability to opt-out completely, and there are various protections designed to safeguard privacy. However, being opt-out rather than opt-in will likely raise some concerns. The company has an announcement here. Below, a deeper look. The short story is this. By watching what you click on in search results, Google can learn that you favor particular sites. For example, if you often search and click on links from Amazon that appear in Google’s results, over time, Google learns that you really like Amazon. In reaction, it gives Amazon a ranking boost. That means you start seeing more Amazon listings, perhaps for searches where Amazon wasn’t showing up before.
In particular, we now have two “flavors” of personalized search, or “Web History” as is the official Google name for it. There’s Signed-Out Web History and Signed-In Web History.Google’s Personalized Results: The “New Normal” That Deserves Extraordinary Attention
What are the results you get back for a search on the US health care debate? Fox News might be all set to lambaste Google for giving a liberal site top billing, only to find that CNN reports that it’s a conservative site that’s number one — and both stations might be wrong. That’s because the results each reports on will be only what their particular reporters at each station saw. Their viewers may see different results. In fact, each one of their viewers may see results different from one another.
On Friday afternoon, Google made the biggest change that has ever happened in search engines, and the world largely yawned. Maybe Google timed itsRecommendation Systems: Interview with Satnam Alag - ReadWriteWeb
Satnam Alag is the author of Collective Intelligence In Action, a book about how to program for recommendation engines and other collective intelligence methods in web apps.
In a recent post, we looked at recommendation systems, briefly reviewing how Amazon and Google have implemented their own systems for recommending products and content to their users. ...
Interview with "Collective Intelligence in Action" author
analysisFour Approaches to Music Recommendations: Pandora, Mufin, Lala, and eMusic - ReadWriteWeb
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