Moving over to Lucky Oyster
As so often happens in R&D, following a single thread can take you somewhere special and all consuming. That’s what has happened by looking into social discovery. I have committed to this effort, formalized a new company, Lucky Oyster, secured funding, and we are off to the races! Continue following this effort at both http://www.luckyoyster.com/ as well as http://blog.luckyoyster.com/....
Study of ~1.3 Billion URLs: ~22% of Web Pages...
Key Findings Based on a study of ~1.3 billion URLs crawled by Common Crawl in 2012: 22% of Web pages contain Facebook URLs 8% of Web pages implement Open Graph tags Among ~500m hardcoded links to Facebook, only 3.5 million are unique These are primarily for simple social integrations Intro Over the past two months, I’ve become very excited about what I call “social...
Theme: Data Mining
Our networks know far more than we’d ever give them credit for. For the next six weeks, my intent is to explore the intersections between semistructured content, social interaction, and network knowledge. It’s a massive field, but largely untouched outside of the giants (G, F, B). I believe this research can lead to kinds of search we today can’t even imagine. More to come!
Theme: Coordinated Messaging
Over the past six weeks, I’ve been exploring a theme I term “coordinated messaging”. This means leveraging technology to make our real world lives more efficient and secure. In this vein I’ve turned on three experiments: Reachable (http://reachable.me/) - a dynamic emergency contact system that helps deliver urgent messages to consumers by coordinating multiple contact...