Google Can’t Even Find It’s Own Knol Encyclopedia

First of all I did a search for “knol”. The 1st result of course was a stock market quote for the company Knology, Inc.  Luckily for them their post about the knol encyclopedia does come up second.

However, this is only one of the reasons why it is broken. The actual official document by Google is a lame blog post!  I mean this post has huge paragraphs making it hard to skim for simple information that answers the simple questions such as where is this knol? Can I use it?

google search for "knol"

Bart Gibby’s Hands – Warning Graphic Content

Many people ask me over the years what happened to my hands. I even get people searching for my name and the word hands off of Google and other search engines.

So I figure shoot why not tell enough to in short form on my web site to satisfy the very curious.

Basically I lit a bomb and was not able put the fuse out before it exploded in my hands. I was 11 years old just starting my 6th grade year in elementary school. I’ll upload more pictures as I can, but right now these two will have to suffice.

SEMPO Speaks To Search Engines In Our Behalf: Join SEMPO!

At SES San Jose this year, the SEMPO team created another insightfully useful dialog with the powers that be at Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft. SEMPO’s main focus was to represent US, its members, and of course SEMPO as being our voice to the search engines. The Major topics of discussion were:

  • Standards for Search Engine APIs
  • The SEMPO Institute
  • Collaborative Search Research
  • Communication with Search Engines

Video Interview With Jay Bean of OrangeSoda, Inc. by Brad Baldwin

This is an excellent interview with our CEO Jay Bean. Brad Baldwin of Rocky Mountain voices really brings out the best in us and Jay.

If you want to see what we do best, give this interview a small piece of your time. The meat is about a minute into the interview when Jay talks about “how we get our customers”.

17 Firefox Addons and Plugins I Use

The Mozilla Talkback add-on seems to be useful. Today I received an email saying that they couldn’t fix the problems I have been having without more information from me.

Specifically more information about the plug-ins, themes, and add-ons I have installed. So I highly recommend installing and enabling the Mozilla Firefox Add-on called Talkback.

Here are the add-ons and plug-ins I have on this machine:


Web Analytics: Have I captured the right information? Can I use the information?

Web analytics can be defined as: A process for collecting data, conducting analysis, and reporting website activity and results. Collecting the data is not the hard part as you may have already discovered. Forrester Research conducted a study in which 46% of all respondents signified that their largest obstacle to successful web analytics is figuring out how to take action from the data collected. It’s the questions after the data has been collected that haunt us: Have I captured the right information? Can I use the information? How does it add value to my company or my customer? What does this data tell me? How is this applicable to us today?