Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

T9 Predictive Text: Bias, Censorship, or Just Silly?

The definitive T9 predictive text, censorship study. “Whore” is not recognized but “hooker” and “prostitute” are. Is one better than the other?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Orbitz user experience sucks

My prior experiences with Orbitz have mostly been frustrating because they can't seem to get their availability right - it has happened to me dozens of times that they show a fare, I click on it and it's be replaced by a fare three-times higher.

Last night I tried to book a flight to Germany for Christmas. I started on my favorite travel site Kayak and was referred to Orbitz for a good fare on a LH code share. I tried booking it three times and got the great error message "there was an error, please hit the back button" three times after submitting my payment information. Great start. So I picked up the phone to speak to a friendly service representative. Long story short, after several promises he'd get me the flight and after 30 minutes (!) on the phone - nothing! No flight, no booking, nothing. Tip for Orbitz: fix your engine; tip for travellers - use Kayak and then go directly to the airline.

What if Google had to optimize their own ranking

Very funny post. Google would look a lot different if they had to play by their own book.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My Personal DNA

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