Each month, I compile Search Month— a recap of all the stories that have happened relating to search, categorizedby topic. I thought it would be fun to take all the Search Months over the pastyear and produce this edition of Search Year 2007. It was far more work than Iimagined, but I hope you’ll find this at-a-glance guide to what happened insearch during 2007 to be helpful. At-a-glance might be a stretch. This is a massive post, and I’m sure somepeople might feel a bit of overload. So, here’s some guidance as to how thingsare organized. In many categories, I tried to pick the biggest news story for that topic.This isn’t always the case. With some categories such as SEO, there where manygood, compelling stories. In some of those cases, I went with a catchy headlineor a recent, broadly applicable article. I wish I’d had the time to more closelygo through and pick out the very best in each section, but it was too mucheffort. Below each main story are … [Read more...] about Search Year 2007: Search News, In Review
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In the last SEL video search column, Eric Papczun described the dilemma faced by content producers that are striving to keep up with the insatiable demand for new video content. Producers are looking for efficient methods of discovering what online viewers are interested in, and then packaging their content to maximize exposure. The example used was a television network, one that is mostly concerned with ongoing generation of new content. What’s interesting to note is that, of all the content producers vying for attention on YouTube, television networks are the ones with the most preexisting content to offer. Dusting off the archives Think of the volumes of material at networks’ disposal. A half-hour nightly news show that’s been on the air for 30 years has (minus commercials) about 3,500 hours of content to offer. Factor in the number of news stories that represents and you’re talking ten times as many clips, easily. And that’s just one show. The question … [Read more...] about Tagging 10,000 Videos: Science Or Sweat?