[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Russia Is the Last Remaining Christian Country

Zelensky’s Long History of Crushing Dissent

Zelensky Seeks To Ban Russian Orthodox Church In Ukraine

VIDEO: Kevin McCarthy Confronted Heading Into State Dinner Attended By Hunter Biden

This is horrifying - yeT DemocraTs will say ... “AnyThing BuT Trump!” --- Our counTry has gone drown The (uke)drain.

Sen. Cruz Outlines the Grim Outcome If Herschel Loses Georgia

Dutch Police Overturn Farmers’ Tractors with Farmers in Them –

Growing Number of GOP Leaders, Elected Officials Say It's Time for a Change in RNC Leadership

CNN Starts Layoffs And WaPo Ends Sunday Magazine Amid "Economic Headwinds"

'Lobbying Firm for Far Left Politicians': Elon Musk Rips NY Times for Silence on Twitter Censorship Story

Texas Girl, 7, Found Dead 2 Days After Being Abducted by FedEx Driver Delivering a Package to Her Home

Underdog: Stacked Up Against 11 Coyotes, Herd Dog Kills 8 to Save Sheep in Decatur Neighborhood

Winter in Central Europe and for the Dollar

Children’s Minister Arrested for 215 Counts of Child Porn Linked to Agape Boarding School

“You can’t … you’re not capable … you can only succeed if ….”

SBC President Bart Barber Says Predecessor Johnny Hunt is Unfit to Return to Ministry

Premature baby who weighed the same as a loaf of bread heads home

State Figures Provide Important Context for National Abortion Trends

MinistryWatch’s 2022 Shining Light Awards

The Woke Chokehold

Texas Abortions Drop From 2,500 to 68 in First Month After Roe Overturned

Why do Democrats refuse to treat abortion survivors? A dead baby was always the point. How you got there was just details.

Bethel Members Now Have Majority on Redding City Council

New Zealand admits it has direct access to Facebook takedown portal where it can flag content for censorship

This is how the ELCA celebrated Thanksgiving

Targeting Families: Former Sex Educator Exposes Horror Aimed at Children

Exclusionary Inclusionism

The Evil of the Political Left Is Rooted in Their Exploitation of Tragedies

BidenÂ’s hypocrisy on unions: Everyone else pays but him

Americans Can't Pay Energy Bills – Biden Gives $53M to Restore Ukraine's Energy

Large Number of Criminal Juveniles Entering US Through DACA

Zeldin RNC Bid Gains Momentum as Party Leaders Line Up Behind Him (Replace RINO Ronna Romney McDaniel)

Lawyer Who Sought to Defend Trump Dies Suddenly at 48

Florida Takes $2 Billion Away From BlackRock Due To Firm's Activist Investing Standards

DEROY MURDOCK: Electing Herschel Walker Is More Important Now Than Ever

Report, Ronna McDaniel Pulls Ground Resources from Arizona Motivated by RNC Power Challenge

Hired by the RNC, Harmeet Dhillon Teams Up with the Mitch McConnell Contracted Enforcer Who Destroyed the Tea Party

America-Last RINO Kevin McCarthy Attended State Dinner With Hunter Biden and Emmanuel Macron

What does the Bible say about cryonics or cryogenics?

(Warning this article is by a loon)By 2030, We Will be able to Prevent Most Disease And Arrive on Mars, the New Earth with No Seas

4. The Murder Rate and O.D. Rates Will Double In Most U.S. States

Zelensky Says EU's €18 Billion Aid Is What "True Solidarity" Looks Like

Oops! $20B Sent to Ukraine Is Unaccounted for

20 NATO States "Pretty Tapped Out" After Weapons Transfers To Ukraine

Two Oath Keepers, Including Founder Stewart Rhodes, Found Guilty Of Jan. 6 Seditious Conspiracy

US Tech Workers Kiss More Jobs Goodbye -The Eagle Act's Back

Democrat Adam Schiff Suggests Complying With Subpoenas is Optional, Now

Zero Republican Professors Found Across 33 Departments at Seven Universities: College Fix Analysis

Kristi Noem Bans TikTok Use On South Dakota State Devices

Arizona Official Certifies Election 'Under Duress', Says He's Under Threat of Arrest If He DoesnÂ’t Comply


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Computers-Hacking
See other Computers-Hacking Articles

Title: Yahoo harnesses users’ collective knowledge
Source: Financial Times
URL Source: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/372af246-e512-11da-80de-0000779e2340.html
Published: May 17, 2006
Author: Richard Waters and Kevin Allison
Post Date: 2006-05-17 07:36:56 by A K A Stone
Keywords: None
Views: 691
Comments: 1

Yahoo Search logoYahoo will on Wednesday set out plans to harness the collective knowledge and interests of its 400m regular users to develop the next generation of search technology and narrow the gap with internet juggernaut Google.

The vision, to be outlined at the company’s analyst day in San Francisco, comes as Google’s growing lead in search and its steady encroachment in e-commerce and other forms of internet activity have touched off a scramble among rivals.

Terry Semel, Yahoo’s chairman, revealed last week that the company had discussed merging at least part of its search business with Microsoft, though those talks were abandoned.

But in an effort to leap ahead of Google, Yahoo has been experimenting with tapping into the collective wisdom of its users.

Extending these techniques to many of the users of its services could lead to a “step-change” on the internet as big as the one produced by current algorithmic search engines, according to Jeff Weiner, senior vice-president of search at Yahoo. “There is a lot more knowledge in the world to be gained and the way you do that is by going beyond the tens of millions of websites created by editors and publishers and tapping into the authority of everyday people,” said Mr Weiner.

Yahoo hopes to jump ahead of Google by persuading users to do things such as add keywords to photographs they post on the web, publish reviews of favourite restaurants, or attach “tags” to web pages they find useful.

By combining this “social” information with the other results of its search technology, the company claims it will one day be able to produce far more useful results.

“While search marketing, as it exists today, looks like Google has pretty much sewn it up, I wouldn’t discount the discontinuity that could lie ahead as search media [video, audio, restaurant recommendations] becomes more popular,” said Andrew Frank, an analyst at Gartner. However, other analysts believe Yahoo’s attempt to tap into “social” data is unlikely to lead to the internet’s “next big thing”.

“I don’t think it will be a game-changer for them,” said Youssef Squali, an analyst at Jefferies in New York. “Ultimately, the great majority of people will be out there searching in the old way.”

Yahoo has mounted a series of acquisitions to assemble the tools for its push into social search. They include Flickr, a website where millions of people share their personal photos; Del.icio.us, a service where users “tag” web pages they find interesting, creating a filtered view of the web; and Upcoming, a community site for sharing information about forthcoming events.

Mr Weiner said that, as the rise of Google showed, internet users were prepared to switch to a new search engine if it provided better answers, “Social search has that power by virtue of tapping untapped authority and expanding the sources of relevancy. You’re theoretically able to tap into trillions of different knowledge artifacts.”

Google’s big lead in search has triggered a round of speculation in Silicon Valley about deeper mergers or alliances by rivals.

“Among the internet titans there is a lot invested in brand and I don’t think psychologically there is a lot of interest in subjugating their brands to other partners, especially a company such as Microsoft,” said Mr Frank.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: All (#0)

Yahoo hopes to jump ahead of Google by persuading users to do things such as add keywords to photographs they post on the web, publish reviews of favourite restaurants, or attach “tags” to web pages they find useful.

They want us to help them out. The company that sells out dissidents in China. Fuck you yahoo, I'm not going to help you build your beast system. I may fuck with it a little bit. You know garbage in garbage out.

A K A Stone  posted on  2006-05-17   7:45:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com