Posted: March 31, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Search is the great triumph of computer science and mathematics. A multi-billion dollar industry was built from a highly technical paper about random walks on the web, which was becoming more obtuse as it grew exponentially. Google’s search breakthrough ensured that the web would not be a victim of its own success. Now, the social web faces a similar problem. It is enormous, and growing, and central to our lives. There are many successful companies in the social space, just as there were search leaders before Google emerged. Yet so far there is no Google for the social graph. It’s a huge opportunity. But the challenges may even be more daunting than dynamically assigning relevance to any given webpage — as huge an idea as that was when Google re-invented search with PageRank. (via The Search for the Google of the Social Graph | Epicenter | Wired.com)

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