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Wolfram Alpha Launch: The Dawn of a New Era for the Web?

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

wolfram2Wolfram Alpha is an intriguing new search engine which is based on building a large set of facts into a system and making it computable. On May 15th at 7 pm, WolframAlpha became public. Initial queries like “What is the meaning of life?” Answer: 42 were quite hilarious. (fyi, references the age-old Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy)

After a few more queries, it became clear that there are a lot of facts which the system does not yet know about. However, we believe that it will quickly change.

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Caution:Blog Scrapers

Friday, May 8th, 2009

paws1There has recently been a lot talk about the importance of blogging for SEO purposes. Many experts agree that a blog is a dynamic and interactive tool which allows you to effectively address vital issues and share relevant and useful information with readers both inside and outside the industry. But as blogging increases in popularity, more websites are facing the alarming problem of content theft.
My first encounter with this issue happened a while ego when I posted my first blog on Data Feed Optimization. In a matter of a hours the word-by-word copy appeared on multiple sites. A few days later the original blog was completely knocked out of search results. What happened to me is not uncommon. Scrapers also known as content scrapers or feed scrapers are computer programs that go out onto the web and copy the content from other sites with unique content.
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