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What Personalization, Privacy And Competition Mean For Google’s Future What Personalization, Privacy And Competition Mean For Google’s Future
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As previously reported, Google has expanded its field trial for Gmail results on web search results pages. Now, it includes Google Drive and Google Content (though you have to actually sign up for the new field trial to get these …

DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results
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DuckDuckGo is following Bing’s lead with a new ad telling you why its results are better than Google’s. Unlike Bing’s “Bing It On” campaign, however, DuckDuckGo isn’t pushing a blind taste test of side-by-side search results. They’re simply telling you …

Gooey Search: Kickstarter Project Claims To Be Google On Steroids (With Privacy) Gooey Search: Kickstarter Project Claims To Be Google On Steroids (With Privacy)

There’s an interesting Kickstarter project called Gooey Search, which bills itself as “Google on Steroids with Privacy”. It was developed by a small software company called Visual Purple. The tool comes in the form of an iPad app, as well …

Yahoo C.O.R.E. Aims To Personalize The Reader Experience In Pandora Fashion Yahoo C.O.R.E. Aims To Personalize The Reader Experience In Pandora Fashion
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Yahoo has a new page you can go to and see how many people are on the Yahoo homepage at any given time, as well as the most viewed stories by gender, age group, interest and city (for select cities). …

Google “Search, Plus Your World” Makes Google More Personal Than Ever Google “Search, Plus Your World” Makes Google More Personal Than Ever
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Google just announced some new elements it is bringing to Google Search: personal results, profiles in search, and people and pages. They’re billing the changes collectively as “Search, Plus Your World”. Should Google be getting more personalized? Let us know …

Bing Adaptive Search Rolls Out Bing Adaptive Search Rolls Out
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Bing is rolling out what it calls “Adaptive Search.” The company says it “helps decipher the intent and context of each search you conduct based on your search history.” “The concept of personalized search is not a new idea, but …

Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed? Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed?
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We recently asked readers of Google and Facebook should be filtering our content for us? Many of you said no, but that’s what both have been doing for quite some time through various forms of personalization. It’s partially about noise …

Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble

The “Filter Bubble” has been a hot topic of discussion this week. This is based on the concept recently discussed in a TED Talk by Eli Pariser, which is essentially about the information we’re consuming being filtered by the websites …

Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us? Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us?
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Is the personalization of the Internet a step backwards? Is the wealth of information that is accessible to us being reduced because the products we use are filtering it all so heavily? This is a discussion that has been gaining …