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How to rank real-time search

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named adjusted.gifEric Schmidt says he can search real-time stuff, but how to do ranking? Permalink to this paragraph

Good question. Would have been easier had Twitter not polluted the follower-count measure of authority. But you can still do it by making it relevant on a personal level. Someone I follow is a lot more relevant than someone I don't. After that people who are followed by people I follow. That immediately cuts down the power of the super-elites with millions of followers (they tend not to follow many). Permalink to this paragraph

Google is onto it with their social search. I've been asking for that, but in a different form. I want to tell them that I'm the author of this blog. Now they know a lot more about what my interests are. Permalink to this paragraph

7/26/09: Two-way searchPermalink to this paragraph

So it would be nice if ranking were a personal thing. Keep going the way you're going Eric.  Permalink to this paragraph

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