Okay, this is just plain dumb. Google writes a blog about how Microsoft is copying its search results and how it spent a gazillion map/reduce patents/technologies/code/algorithms to come up with those wonderful results (disclaimer: I use google search) when all it took was a simple MiTM to intercept what the user was doing.
This is brilliant hacking on Microsoft’s side and Google’s blog sounds exactly like when one of my kids complains that the other is looking through his window when we are driving.
What this really shows is if you had any kind of browser extension on enough number of users, you can effectively build an awesome search engine by simply observing what people ware doing. Same thing as mining the links that people are posting on Twitter and Facebook.
AWS Mechnical Turk, anyone?
Observe what people do, ‘cos they have a whole lot more context than what the machines can infer. Golly, that’s almost a line from the Matrix.
Crowd sourcing is a beautiful thing since you are tapping into what people do on a daily basis instead of building complex algorithms to infer what people might be doing.
I’m writing this blog to make sure Mu Dynamics shows up into the mainstream, short-attention-span life that we all lead. What did I just write about again?
Anyways, if you found this blog with a typo using Google, chances are Bing has better results for the rest of the world.