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Schema Schmema

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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According to nearly simultaneous announcements yesterday from Google, Yahoo, and Bing, this new project brought together their collective best efforts to standardize certain markup elements in one Schema.

Summary: more evidence that corporations should not be in charge of Anything Important ™.

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News of Awakening

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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Matt McGee writes now, at SearchEngineLand, about “Google News Dropping Sites, Reviewing Inclusion Standards.” That’s excellent news, given recent observations here and elsewhere about declining search results quality at Google News.

Also good news that Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening continues moving up lists such as USA Today Bestsellers from ABC News, where it is Number 23, and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers in Trade Paperbacks from San Francisco Gate, where Nepo is Number one!

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Google News Trend

Written by Nexcerpt on Saturday, November 27th, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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I’m intrigued to watch Google News results become more bizarre with time. As Danny Sullivan tweeted recently:

   those quality news sites with great play in google news
   http://twitpic.com/38263w
   9:32 PM Nov 18th via Seesmic twhirl

Danny’s point may have been the oddly misleading headline at BetaNews: “MySpace integrates with Facebook, ending social networking wars.” (If you think the social networking wars are over, you missed a lot.) But, the trouble with Google News runs much deeper.

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