interviewed by love digital – future of search November 3, 2008Posted by nicholas gill in david campbell, love digital, podcast, search, visual search, wordle.
You can listen to the entire podcast here or using the enhanced presentation SlideShare below:
On mobile search:
You look at things like the iPhone which is changing the mobile sphere apace and we might yet, finally see the year of mobile that everyone has been predicting for the past five years or so. That tied up with Google Android where the ability to search by your mobile is now so easy because the graphical interface is there, the speed is there. Absolutely the investment in search will continue but it will diversify into the different areas and particularly into mobile.
On social search:
…the power of social search is … you can get recommendations from your friends, you can see where they’ve been, you can see what they’ve written about, you get their user view. So, again it’s a more personal sphere as opposed to going to a content aggregation site or an editorial site which will promote what their beliefs are. What you want is to search what your friends’ experienced and therefore more likely to appeal to you as an individual. So, again it’s this whole changing face of search from the very passive, put in a term and get a list of results to things that become much more meaningful, much more resonant to you as an individual and ultimately more actionable.
And here’s what just my section looks like on Wordle.
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[podcast] interview with kym niblock, managing director bbc.com October 10, 2008Posted by nicholas gill in bbc.com, five by five, kym niblock, podcast, wordle.
In the first of a new series of podcasts I’m doing for Five by Five – interesting conversations and thoughts with beautfiful people about the wonderful digital world we live in – I talk to Kym Niblock, Managing Director of bbc.com about innovations, the challenges of an international site, social network opportunities, convergence and more.
Listen, download or subscribe using RSS or iTunes right here. There’s even a full transcript if you fancy reading rather than listening.
Here’s some snippets:
On learning from others in the digital space
“I think there’s lots that we can learn from some of the things that are coming off those sites around the way they use semantic search, around the way they talk to their users, around the way they’re inclusive, around the way they’re using social networking to broaden the experience. I think all of those things are things we can take away and learn from. That’s part of being in the web space. It’s a symbiotic relationship: once somebody’s learned something, everyone’s learned it.”
On the future
“I think that some of the next big pieces are going to be around the true convergence of what we’ve been talking about for ten years. Things like iPlayer are going to lead the way to do that, you know, how to get those things on to the home TV. At the moment it’s a pretty solitary pursuit doing things in front of your computer – how are we going to open that up and share it with friends in a mainstream way?”
Also ran the trabscript through Wordle and it looks like this:
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