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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Social is taking Search in a more Democratic direction...

Totally agree with this article published on

We definitely saw this trend over the last few quarters as "social communities" emerged and relevant content started to show up in these communities without a lot of effort by an individual member.

Our nRich product offers relevant content from trusted sources as well as its social rank. Gaming - like what JC Penny or Overstock tried - is not a big factor because other community members have already done the initial filtering.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Why the Basis of the Universe Isn’t Matter or Energy—It’s Data

Enjoyed reading this interview in Wired magazine with noted science author James Gleick.

He quoted Claude Shannon's views on information:
A string of bits has a quantity, whether it represents something that’s true, something that’s utterly false, or something that’s just meaningless nonsense.
He also made a very succint comment about how he (and perhaps more of us) should look at new technology:

When people say that the Internet is going to make us all geniuses, that was said about the telegraph. On the other hand, when they say the Internet is going to make us stupid, that also was said about the telegraph. I think we are always right to worry about damaging consequences of new technologies even as we are empowered by them. History suggests we should not panic nor be too sanguine about cool new gizmos. There’s a delicate balance.

Here's the link to the interview.