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Something is wrong with Google’s search

On a suggestion from a friend I have begun to use other search engines if I am looking for information that is old or that is considered non-politically correct. The experience is a bit weird. One the one hand, Google … Continue reading

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Deprecation is bit-rot

dep•re•cate: 3. To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out. bit rot: The inability to access digital data over time. Google has a … Continue reading

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Smart phone usage predicting personality

I mentioned the Big Five personality traits before; research into personality traits (and “sub-traits”) and smart phone usage appear to show that some traits are correlated to usage: Weather app use predicts conscientiousness Wake-up time predicts ambition Nighttime phone ringing … Continue reading

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Back when I screwed up the ranking of a site

This is not my proudest moment because I knew better: Once I screwed up the Google ranking of a client site. We were doing a semi-major overhaul of the site and shortly after going into production, the ranking of the … Continue reading

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Google News

Thomas Baekdal (previously) responds to the story that “Google won’t pay french publishers for snippets” with a thread: I got an email this morning asking for my views on 'Google won't pay french publishers for snippets" … so here is … Continue reading

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Transcribing private conversations

Big Tech transcribes samples recorded from the microphones at our homes. We know this. I was honestly surprised that the Danish newspaper Politiken chose to treat the fact that Apple and Google had had private conversations of their users transcribed … Continue reading

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Alexa might spell the end of the independent seller

If invisible interfaces succeed – which I am not entirely sure they will – Alexa will function as a barrier of entry for independents sellers. Which is probably why Amazon is so focused on it. Google, Apple and Microsoft try … Continue reading

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Tag ved lære af Danske Bank

Anders Heide Mortensen skrev i går følgende: Hold op med at omskrive historien, Danske Bank-medarbejdere. I en årrække leverede jeres mikroskopiske, inferiøre afdeling i Estland hver tiende overskudskrone, jeres bank tjente. Hver tiende. Filialen høvlede penge hjem til jeres koncern, som … Continue reading

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The creepiness factor

I just bought a rather specific piece of clothing. I didn’t search for it, I knew exactly which website I needed to go to order it, went there and purchased it. The day after, Youtube started recommending me videos of … Continue reading

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About those “100s are reading your Gmail” articles

So, Wall Street Journal has published a story about hundreds of people reading your email on Gmail. The article is being a paywall, but other publications have been kind enough to reproduce the important bits, like BoingBoing and others. The important … Continue reading

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