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Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search

Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"It's being launched in an awkward early form of its development. ...so was Siri, which is much better now.

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Facebook’s graph search is going live for hundreds of millions of English-speaking users today, the first serious option for searching a social-media site that blocks Google’s access to much of its data.


Facebook claims its first foray into a powerful search tool will be a boon for its users, who will then stay on the website longer—and that, in turn, will be a boon to its advertisers. 


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Apple 
released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. ...Siri much better now.

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Can it learn to understand us?
Part of the alleged joy of Facebook’s graph search is the way users can just type in a question as they’d ask a person for the same information. A truly conversational search would give it a leg up on Google, whose basic search tool is based on keywords. ...early reports have found Facebook flummoxed by wrinkles in language...


Of course, systems like this are often bad at first; they improve by gathering data. That’s why Apple released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. On the other hand, is Siri much better now


The other 3 questions:


Is it pulling the most relevant information?


Can it go beyond Facebook? 


Will it creep everyone out?


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good piece about looking at how it could be useful, as well as the usual concerns about privacy...Will it creep us out?  ~  Deb

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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s move aims to make up for years of missing out on the growth of social networks and mobile devices.


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The deal would be the largest acquisition of a social networking company in years, surpassing Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram last year.


Tumblr has over 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.

For Yahoo and its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, buying Tumblr would be a bold move as she tries to breathe new life into the company. The deal, the seventh since Ms. Mayer defected from Google last summer to take over the company, would be her biggest yet.


It is meant to give her company more appeal to young people, and to make up for years of missing out on the revolutions in social networking and mobile devices.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

More change bound to show soon if this biggest, hip buy of Tumblr has any effect on the venerable Yahoo. ~ Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:05 AM

The 7th and biggest deal - Yahoo acquisitions.  The stock market is not liking it --today that is. 


Now the biggest challenge yet, for Marissa Mayer,culture change at Yahoo AND smart connection with the hip, youthful Tumblr and their 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.  Wordpress watching at the gate.

I do like my venerable, old fashioned Flickr.com photo account. Yet if well handled, the coolness of Tumblr could make a good things happen at Flickr.  Challenge:  the account owners are quite a bit different.  ~  Deb

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Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons iPad Rules the Tablets in 2013

Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons iPad Rules the Tablets in 2013 | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

If there's one thing that Apple has been getting right, it is their ability to create beautiful, easy-to-use blockbusters.


To build a great business, it's all about creating a great product that people love for how it improves their lives.


There’s much more to love about Apple than there is to hate,” says Cam Bunton, a technology blogger who confirms my own experiences of Apple’s top five products:


1. The iPhone  


2. The App Store   Who knew that an on-line app store launched by Apple in 2008 would be it.  Now I regularly update my apps, deleting some I don’t use, moving up the keepers to the front pages on my iPhone and iPad.  Cam says,“There are now over half a million apps, and the variety and quality is unmatchable.”   If there’s an app you want, it’s likely you’d be downloading it from Apple’s app store. 


3. The iPad   The 2013 statistics on the iPad, and my own analytics via Google,  blew me away!


4. The MacBook Air  ...without being a world traveler.  The Air is a full function, heavy duty computing machine with the heft of the classic Apple brushed steel cover, full keyboard and the great display of the MacBook Pro.  


5. The ever improving Apple iOS   ... the current iOS ...is magnificent.  The seamless sync of my calendar, email, social media with my Google Apps works great.







Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is one of my own tech blog posts.  Blockbuster products, like the iPod when it hit the streets, really got the world's attention.  ~  Deb

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