The Future Battle of Search Will Be in Social Mobile. Does Social Search Make Any Sense?

A friend of mine visited me from Japan and our conversation was around mobile search, since Apple’s acquisition of Siri, a company that makes voice-operated personal assistant app for the iPhone, people wonder what Apple's intent was. This move has big implications for the future of mobile search and is just a first step into the game.

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Anarchy in the UI

  • WikiLeaks shakes the security assumptions of the US government by releasing classified documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • An operation called Project Vigilant hacks WikiLeaks and reveals its source.

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Humans Generated More Data in 2009 than in Previous 5000 Years

This comes an interview with Cisco’s Chief Futurist, Dave Evans, as reported by ReadWriteWeb here:

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Innovations in Attention: The Need for Filters and Feedback

Howard Greenstein has a nice article on Mashable which notes why feedback and filters are necessary in social media.

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How Filter Failure Contributes to Business Failure

Watch this video by Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek's innovation editor and veteran employee with the company. It's a fascinating illustration of the shifts in business we are seeing in real time. Media outlets in particular have been on the front lines of this shift. As I've said many times before, the Web and its latest social iteration has introduced ultra deep and pervasive niche content and experiences which directly compete with many business models.

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