Monday, April 30, 2007

Web 2.0 Event Tags

Looking at the TagMuse results this morning, I noticed that a handful of searches pertain to web 2.0 events. They are:
  1. - BarCamp Event in Italy
  2. - Microsoft Event in Las Vegas
  3. - Media in Transition Event at MIT
Tags are a very useful tool for tracking these kinds of events. By following the primary tag for a given event across multiple web 2.0 sites (Flickr, del.icio.us, Technorati, etc) you catch multiple perspectives of the event.

I should also point out that when you're playing a game of TagMan, you might need to guess numbers as well as letters. ;-)

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Marilee Jones on Google

Yesterday on my search marketing blog, I wrote a post about Marilee Jones. I noticed a surge in traffic from google.com directly (not just blogsearch.google.com). Turns out that Google included my blog in their "Blog posts about marilee jones" section, appended to the search results. It looked like this:

marilee jones google search

This is the first time I've seen one of my blog posts featured in Google's "Blog posts about {search phrase}" section. Pretty cool. Note that I picked up on the Marilee Jones story via TagMuse:

marilee jones tag
Try TagMuse the next time you're looking for ideas for your blog!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Technorati Cannot Not Be For Sale

Having Sanford "Sandy" Robertson join the Technorati board seems like a clever move by Technorati's current CEO, David Sifry. He writes:
Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Sandy was the founder and chairman of Robertson, Stephens & Co., which most of you will remember was the leading technology investment bank formed in 1978, and sold to BankBoston in 1998... Perhaps most interesting to me, he has had significant financing involvement, including IPOs and secondary financings in more than 500 growth technology companies throughout his career, including 3Com Corporation, America Online, Inc., Applied Materials, Inc., Ascend Communications Inc., Dell Computer Corporation, E*Trade Securities, Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc.
In one fell swoop, Sifry now has a powerful ally on the Technorati board (while that board is looking for a new CEO) and a prominent investment banker at his disposal. I wonder what exit option Sifry has in mind. It is amazing how ubiquitous Technorati Tags have become. Despite Google's entry into the blog search arena, Technorati has survived. I doubt it will remain independent much longer.

I suspect that Yahoo! is too cheap but it would be logical for them to purchase Technorati. Cede algorithmic search to Google and combine Flickr, del.icio.us, Yahoo! Answers and Technorati into a new social media search platform. Leave Google in the dust. Or, perhaps Microsoft or Ask's parent company IAC see the value in Technorati's ubiquity? I can't believe they don't have many suitors.

Well, while you're waiting for the drama to unfold, explore Technorati Tags by enjoying a game of Technorati TagMan:

technorati tags game

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Monday, April 16, 2007

TagMuse: silverlight

Friday, April 13, 2007

TagMuse: DoubleClick Acquisition

Monday, April 02, 2007

Gmail Paper and Fake Company

The Gmail Paper and TiSP April fools jokes from Google cracked me up (noticed via both TechCrunch and TagMuse). The inclusion of a fake company, AdventaStar Inc, in the Gmail Paper testimonials was a nice touch. Interesting that the adventastar.com domain was registered so quickly: "Record created on 2007-03-31 23:23:57." Perhaps that was an inside job?

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