1. Google News
Wired has an article on Google titled How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web . Nothing special but worth a read. Greg’s commentary on the article is here . Greg also makes a couple of valid points – point of diminishing returns for Google and search quality differences becoming small between browsers in the long term .
An interesting post on "How Google Docs Leaks Your Identity" . (It is fixed now !)
Google’s official post on the recent bizarre (bone headed) ruling in Italy is here.
3. Expanding Our Commitment to Facebook Credits
Facebook last week announced a partnership with PayPal to make purchasing virtual credits easier. Some more info on Facebook’s efforts on it is here. Frankly, I don’t really understand why the idea Of virtual economy credits makes sense. It really baffles me that some person is willing to spend real bucks for some thing virtual ! From the net it seems that it is on its way to become a billion dollar industry . Crazy !
4. What Do People Ask Their Social Networks?
A post about MIT/Microsoft Research on the type of questions asked in Social Networks. There are no real surprises except that rhetorical questions form a larger chunk than one expect. The post had some interesting points – People ask questions to their social networks because “I trust my friends more than I trust strangers,” while the second-largest response was “A search engine can provide data but not an opinion.” Good point !
5. Is the process of evolution finding the Nash Equilibrium between genomes? and Dating, Sex, and Game Theory
Certainly Game Theory is being applied to more and more exotic fields !