Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

most relevant search is not what I did before

http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=26651&hl=en

<quote>
What's Personalized Search?

Personalized Search is part of Google's ongoing effort to make your search experience more relevant to you. Using Personalized Search, you can:

· Get the results most relevant to you, based on what you've searched for in the past
</quote>

I would hate to think people are so routine that this would improve search results. Where I am going today?
Permalink son of parnas 
September 24th, 2006 8:45pm
For example,

Texas Longhorn v. Microsoft Longhorn.

The search history is useful for disambiguating.

I won't itemize the ways in which people are routine, but I believe routine dominates spontaneity in search.
Permalink cpm 
September 24th, 2006 8:48pm
Not when you're searching on terms that other people have mentioned in online forums.

Google will get it wrong, because you're really searching by proxy.
Permalink xampl 
September 24th, 2006 9:01pm
yes sometimes you break routine.
Permalink cpm 
September 24th, 2006 9:03pm
If it's always the same forum, odds are conversations will run in trends, and those trends will overlap your own trends (you spending time in those forums and all).
Permalink ~~~x 
September 24th, 2006 9:23pm
Instead of a personalized search, a 'groupized' search would be more curious. If the group has an easily indexed identity (the JOS forums), the meaning of Longhorn would be obviously skewed to one end.
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 25th, 2006 11:25am
One day, we'll surf the web through Google and they'll be able to tailor search results based on what we ate for breakfast.
Permalink ~~~x 
September 25th, 2006 1:03pm
Only if you had cookies for breakfast.
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 25th, 2006 1:21pm
So, eating a honeydew melon, will result in my getting search results like:
- Leaky Roof Roofing Inc.
- Yardnique lawn care
- AutoSpritzer detailing service
- KidTaxi Services
- FüdMart supermarket

I hate to think what I'd get if I had eaten bacon & eggs.
Permalink xampl 
September 25th, 2006 3:00pm

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