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Also on teens’ wish lists are phones that…
If you’re a nonprofit that serves teens and you’re not offering mobile friendly websites, the ability for them to communicate and donate to you via text message, etc. You’re clearly missing your marketplace…
One of the great things about online marketing is that there are a wealth of free webinars and training sessions available online that actually teach you something.
One that I had to share is Marketing Experiment’s Webinar on how to optimize headlines. You MUST spend a moment watching this webinar. It will teach you how to pick words and word order in subject lines and headlines for landing pages that will drive positive results. It also walks folks through how to test both elements.
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Ah. I was waiting for this. When Google admits that it’s future focus is to fulfill Ray Kurzweil’s prediction.
As context, here’s Ray’s assertion:
As with all of the other manifestations of information technology, we are also making exponential gains in reverse-engineering the human brain….By 2029, sufficient computation to simulate the entire human brain, which I estimate at about 1016 (10 million billion) calculations per second (cps), will cost about a dollar. By that time, intelligent machines will combine the subtle and supple skills that humans now excel in (essentially our powers of pattern recognition) with ways in which machines are already superior, such as remembering trillions of facts accurately, searching quickly through vast databases, and downloading skills and knowledge.
Basically, that technology will replace or enhance the human brain’s capacity and here’s a comment about the future of Google from Google’s Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience:
So what’s our straightforward definition of the ideal search engine? Your best friend with instant access to all the world’s facts and a photographic memory of everything you’ve seen and know. That search engine could tailor answers to you based on your preferences, your existing knowledge and the best available information; it could ask for clarification and present the answers in whatever setting or media worked best.
Science fiction becomes science fact ladies and gentleman…except perhaps before 2029. Moore’s law often means technology change happens faster than you even predict.
Google announced today that it’s newest version of Picassa will have facial recognition software built in and will automatically suggest other photos online that look similar.
I think it’s very helpful of Google to create a way for us to find our doppelganger. I can see future meetups of people who look alike but grew up in different countries…
Of course some cultures think that seeing your own doppelganger is an omen of death…
I find Google’s most recent moves fascinating. We’ve known that they are rolling out what is called “personalized search” – results that are influenced by what Google knows about you. So when you are logged into your iGoogle page, or gmail, they gather information about you from: email, newsreader, docs, bookmarks, search history, search result clicks, and personalized home pages.
All of this data allows Google to serve up bulletin boards about Apple computer issues when you search for “my apple is a lemon” instead of showing you results with website about fruit.
However, privacy folks might have a few issues with Google having this much information about you – no matter how helpful it might be in helping you search for information.
Then along comes Google’s Chrome where you can search in “Incognito mode” – where nothing you type will be stored by Google. Of course, you have to turn on the “incognito mode” otherwise the sites you visit, tabs you close, your recently saved web pages, and frequently used search engines are used to personalize a new tab when you create one.