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  1. Google Gets Authority Evaluation Patent Criticizing Amazon, Slashdot

    Hillis and Ferren suggest developing "trusted editors or evaluators" who delegate a smaller amount of authority to "contributing authorities" who in turn do the same. Our idea had an area of absolute uneditable content, a secondary area from...

  2. Search Wikia Asks Users to Share the Load

    As with Wikipedia, Wales envisions a core group of editors will lead the activities at Search Wikia. Speaking at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) last week, Wales announced that Wikia has acquired Grub, the distributed search spidering...

  3. In the Third Week of New Year's, My SearchDay Gave to Me:

    The owners of the Open Directory Project, AOL Search, could start charging a review fee -- enabling them to start paying DMOZ editors to respond within a reasonable number of business days. Google’s Webmaster Guidelines suggest that, when your site...

  4. A Keynote Conversation with Danny Sullivan and Jason Calacanis

    Recall the unclear pyramid structure at the Open Directory, which promoted mid-level editors to powerful positions without pay, and then eventually began paying top "meta editors" as full-time staff, in a mysterious process that left users and...

  5. Google Loses Tabs In New Look, Gains Web Alerts & Personalized Search Results

    This is a long way from its lab launch, but it's still a product that's in beta," said Marissa Mayer, Google's director of consumer web products, when talking with Search Engine Watch editors about the local launch earlier this month.