It's been the talk of the town in the last couple of weeks: Wolfram Alpha. It was supposed to be the "next Google killer". Yesterday Wolfram Alpha launched. And then it went down again. The site immediately had technical issues, not a good start.
The fact engine has had some big reviews already. Now 'the rest of us' can go ahead and test it.
With Wolfram Alpha you can search for very specific things like science, math, geography, demographics and more. To give you an idea watch this sneak preview. And off course try it out yourself, when its online again :).
It's a very interesting discussion: is Twitter a search engine or not? On Twitter itself people are discussing the subject and Any Atkins Kruger is talking about this subject on the International Social Media Summit on May 14th in London and without a doubt it will be a subject on SMX London.
Twitter search only searches within its own site, so judging by that Twitter itself is not a searchengine. Twitter search however might be one. And if the changes that Twitter's new VP of Operations, Santosh Jayaram confirmed on Tiecon2009 are really being made Twitter is one step closer to being a 'real' search engine.
Jayaram, a former VP of Search Quality for Google, told the audience and moderator, News.com’s Rafe Needleman, that Twitter Search will start crawling the links placed in tweets and begin to index the content of those pages.... read more
With this gadget you can track your favorite trends and embed them in your site. That way your trends will be updated automatically and you can share your trends with the sites visitors. A very nice and handy tool. See the example below.
In only two weeks time in London Search Marketing Expo London starts. SMX has taken the 'more advanced' road ever since it started but now has decided to make it all a litlle bit more advanced.
This Monday SMX decided to change the program considerably. No less than seven sessions were cancelled. The reason for the cancellation of the sessions is that the organization has noticed "much more interest in our advanced sessions than our SMX Boot Camp sessions".... read more