10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2017

Published on Author Eli Fennell

1) Twitter finally acquired by 11-year old Jenny McIntyre of Dulles, Virginia in exchange for all her lunch money for 1-year. Miss McIntyre’s resume includes running a profitable lemonade stand and babysitting neighborhood children. Her pragmatic approach to business is expected to be a breath of fresh air for the company. Investor confidence increases, pushing… Continue reading 10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2017

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Searching For Authority: Google Posts and the Semantic Web

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google Posts are the latest foray by the Search Giant into social media, albeit their approach resembles embedded Tweets without the social layer, more than it resembles a social network in the usual sense. Below you can see, in order: A) Google Posts in Search Results, B) Embedded Tweets in Search Results. As the feature… Continue reading Searching For Authority: Google Posts and the Semantic Web

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Rethinking AMP and Instant Articles: Signalling & Segmentation

Published on Author Eli Fennell

2016 will be remembered, in part, as the year that the Mobile web (the world wide web as accessed through Mobile devices, especially smartphones) went ‘Instant’, with the debut of both Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source project backed by Google, Twitter, and hundreds of partners, and Instant Articles, a competing project backed by… Continue reading Rethinking AMP and Instant Articles: Signalling & Segmentation

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Google Posts, Realtime Search, and Social eCommerce

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google Posts are a new ‘Social’ Search feature, currently being deployed to candidates for the U.S. Presidential Election. For more information about the current, official state of this feature, please see my previous articles Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach To Social Search and How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter. While officially this new non-social… Continue reading Google Posts, Realtime Search, and Social eCommerce

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How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Lessons On Social Broadcasting From ‘The Other Side’ Google Posts are a new ‘Social’ broadcasting feature for verified Google account holders. Currently, this is limited only to candidates for the U.S. Presidential election, but is planned to be rolled out to other public figures and organizations in the future. In this case, however, ‘Social’ isn’t… Continue reading How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter

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Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach to ‘Social Search’

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Recently, Google has begun to incorporate a new ‘Social Media’ feature into their Search Results: Google Posts. Currently limited to U.S. Presidential Candidates (but meant to roll out more widely, eventually, to other public figures and organizations), Google Posts allows Users to craft Social-style ‘Posts’ that appear directly in Google Search Results. Search for Hillary… Continue reading Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach to ‘Social Search’

10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2016

Published on Author Eli Fennell

1) Facebook crams their entire News Feed into Facebook Messenger. CEO Mark Zuckerberg declares, “This will help us build a more focused messaging experience to share everything with all your Friends.”   2) Google’s Alphabet rebrands as ‘Roman Numerals’. Their stock value grows by D% in V days, making them the first $(((M)))(X) company.  … Continue reading 10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2016

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For Google, A New ‘Social’ Strategy Is Emerging

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Conventional wisdom says that Google doesn’t ‘get’ social media. The implied lesson is that leaders in one market often lack the core competence to be competitive in new markets, and the Search Giant Google is one of them compared with Social Demigod Facebook. Looking over their history, it would be easy to see truth in… Continue reading For Google, A New ‘Social’ Strategy Is Emerging

The New Google+ and the War for the Interest Graph

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Yesterday, Google announced a major update to the Google+ social network: the beta release of a new version of Google+ for the web, to be joined by iOS and Android updates in the coming days. On the one hand, it was only to be expected that this update would eventually happen if Google didn’t kill… Continue reading The New Google+ and the War for the Interest Graph

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Will Google Photos Disrupt Social Media As We Know It?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Late last year, Google Photos passed the milestone of 100-million Monthly Active Users, after only 5-months as an independent product (Google Photos used to be part of Google+, and inherited at least some users from the previous Google+ Photos service), and the company shows no signs of reducing their commitment to its development. Photos straddles… Continue reading Will Google Photos Disrupt Social Media As We Know It?

Will Google Photos Disrupt Social Media As We Know It?

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