Web 3.0... Here we come.

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Title Company with First American Title

Driving to work the other morning the tall buildings had their tops in the clouds. Ah, clouds, it got me to thinking about Google's purchase of Metaweb .

Seattle... Your head in the cloud. Are your feet on the ground?

Seattle... "Is your head in the cloud? Are your feet on the ground?"

Metaweb invented Freebase, a massive semantic database using what it calls "entities" that improve search by distinguishing between terms that can mean several different things. In essence (and for the lack of a better term) Web 3.0 will turn the internet into a giant searchable database and our browsers into personal search assistants.  

Instead of making separate searches and sifting through the results, we'll type in a few sentences about what we're looking for and what we want to do and the browser will analyze and search for relevant answers and organize it into a scenario. For all practical purposes, we'll be having a conversation with our browser.

"I'm looking for a used compact car under $8,000 with less than 120,000 miles on it and after that I want to go to lunch, no fast food, either Mexican or Pho. Then I need to stop by a hardware store to pick up some potting soil for my deck plants.

The browser will do the search for you knowing your location, likes and dislikes, find and analyze what it thinks are the best results based on your history of likes and dislikes, distance, time of day, price, and proximity to each location for you, then present a few scenarios for you to chose from and/or respond to that you can tweak. This will be a big departure from our current search methods and habits online.

I'm excited and will be really interested to follow, yet I admit, there's a little voice in my head that's concerned. "Is my browser going to be way smarter than me?"

How about you?

Google Buys Metaweb for Better Search Results

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Rainer
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Andrzej Niemyjski
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I think we already started seeing some of this when Google announced Instant Search

September 26, 2010 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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René Fabre
New Media Marketing
First American Title

Andrzej: I'd agree... I've noticed it seems to save and offer up cache in a different way. And, Google seems to know more (and offer up more) about my past searches and where I am (without me using any of that in my search terms).

September 26, 2010 12:41 PM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
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Rene,

I'm pretty sure they cash your search patterns on their servers and thats why instant search only works when you logged into your google account.

September 28, 2010 02:08 PM
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Ross Quintana
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I kind of like making the ad companies guess at what I like. If we give them too much information to serve us, they will just manipulate us in such a way that we don't reaslize it. Of course I mean more than they already do...

November 21, 2010 02:00 PM
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René Fabre
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Andrzej: I'm thinking the same thing...

Ross: I'm with you... Anyway, I'd rather just play with it myself. I really don't want a search engine (that's global) second guessing what I'm thinking about. If I want you know, I'll tell you...

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I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker living in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do business.


As a certified clock hour instructor, I enjoy teaching new media marketing, social media, and emerging technologies to real estate professionals for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington and Alaska.


I also enjoy teaching social media strategies for entrepreneurs and small business in the continuing education department at Bellevue College.


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