Privacy -: As I understand twitter, the data is public.[Other than private messages and protected users]. What is the concern here? I guess you are pointing to the credibility quotient of the owner of the tweet and hence his private information?
Not wanting to challenge Google, but, we are developing a different algorithm. This thread sure has put a spanner on the works. But, we will work to get around it. Cheers Umashankar Das On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 2:20 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky < zn...@borasky-research.net> wrote: > On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:32:27 +0530, Umashankar Das < > umashankar...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Relevance in microblogging. Big opportunity but very difficult to >> define. Last i read, even google is stumped. >> >> Cheers >> Umashankar Das >> > > I don't think it's relevance that stumps Google so much as privacy. It's a > lot of work for users to control how much they reveal and to whom, and the > "Holy Grail" of "permission marketing" - timely, relevant and personal - > runs square up against that. I'm cynical enough to think that the sole > consumer benefit that has come from social media, including Twitter and > Facebook, is the ability to talk back to granfalloons like the State > Department, United Airlines and Google. Everything else about the > technologies simply reduces costs to marketers, and those cost reductions > are not passed on to consumers in the form of less expensive or > higher-quality products and services. ;-) > -- > http://twitter.com/znmeb http://borasky-research.net > > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." -- Paul > Erdős > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk