Google made a decision to open the In The News box to the whole web - with predictable consequences
A widely-read New York Times report that Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts had endorsed Bernie Sanders was a fake.
Google's authorship and its inclusion in search challenges publishers - are you prepared to have your brand defined by your journalists and their activity? AuthorRank (or Agent Rank) could change the whole dynamic...
A bizarre result from Klout's influence algorithm
Google has added Google+ circle counts to search results
I’d just like to draw people’s attention to a really excellent comment Olivier Amprimo of Headshift left on a earlier post about the relationship between authority, research and blogging:
Blog reluctants don’t know how to filter informations with tag filters and RSS feeds.
They don’t understand – or maybe they understand too well – that what
is at stake is not relevance or objectivity but rather how this objectivity is socially
built. That is an epistemological debate and it does
have an impact on certain professions. We have been used to build it on
diplomas or professional ethic codes (journalists, physicians,
university professors) for ages. This was a (ancient Greek-like) way to
organise a stable society. We have completely overlooked the fact that,
no matter the diploma or ‘business’ card, relevance is an ever-going
and demanding process.
It’s a thought-provoking and challenging reply, that’s helping reshape my idea of journalistic authority and relevance.