Quote of the Day

“You can look at the evolution of search as a play in three acts. The first is the ‘public’ Web, where if different people type the same query they’ll all get the same results. The second is purely personal search – finding a file or photo, usually on your own machine. The third is the one that we are very interested in–This is “social” or “community” searching, in which each attempt to find the right restaurant listing, medical advice site, vacation tip or other bit of information takes advantage of other people’s successes and failures in locating the same information. ”
Jeff Weiner, Yahoo’s senior vice president for search and marketing, quoted in a NY Times article on the company.
(Note: I have modified the original paraphase of Weiner’s comments in the story to make the quote flow a bit more smoothly.)

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  1. Lisa Williams says:

    Want better editing than at the Times? Then you’ll love Susan Mernit’s blog!

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