Archive for February 2011

14 Reasons Why Quora Will Be Bigger Than Twitter

by Paul Wilson

14 Reasons Why Quora Will Be Bigger Than Twitter


When I read Dave Chaffey’s article 14 reasons Why Quora won’t be bigger than Twitter I had to smile. I remember reading the same type of rhetoric concerning Twitter in the beginning of the tweet frenzy. People just couldn’t believe that such a simplistic service could ever be big. Frankly, they were right—for a few years. However, the Twitter boys kept to it and made the service a mainstream way of digital life.

Of course, Dave Chaffey was refuting The Telegraph, which boldly announced Quora Will Be Bigger Than Twitter. The Telegraph’s article was more like a love letter to Quora, or an article that you might see one of the Quora founder’s mothers writing. Truthfully, there are so many variables this early on that it is anyone’s guess on how Quora will fare.

Yet, I own a blog and therefore have an opinion =). This being the case, I am placing my bets on Quora to be the next big player, and here our 14 reasons why. ~Paul W.

 
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Google Trap Proves Bing is Copying

by Paul Wilson

Google Trap Proves Bing is Copying

Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan reported today that Google setup a “honeypot” to prove that Bing is copying its search results. According to Danny’s article Bing does not deny Google’s allegations:

“Opt-in programs like the [Bing] toolbar help us with clickstream data, one of many input signals we and other search engines use to help rank sites. This “Google experiment” seems like a hack to confuse and manipulate some of these signals.”

 
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