Technical SEO vs. Quality SEO

In general, there’s two major forms of SEO: Technical SEO and Quality SEO. Let’s look at the difference, how each one works, and how you can use these. Technical SEO (Meta-tags, Keywords, etc) First, what is Technical SEO? This is the method of modifying...

Traditional Media vs. Social Media

Katherine Viner, editor in chief of The Guardian, wrote an essay about the impact of technology on the media. That’s the summary; the long description is “how social media and the web destroyed traditional news (newspapers, TV news, etc.)”....

The Google Answer Machine

Search Engines vs. Answer Machines I’ve often said that in five years, Google won’t exist. They’re so used to search engines that they can’t imagine it could disappear. But they also forget search engines didn’t exist until...

Origins of Google

  Here’s one of those convoluted stories. A hundred years ago, in June 1919, Billy DeBeck introduced the comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. It was very popular and appeared in 900 newspapers in 21 countries. Barney Google rode a horse (see above)...

Chaos Monkeys: The Book

  “Chaos Monkeys” by Antonio Garcia Martinez (hereafter, AGM) worked as a quant at Goldman-Sachs, came to Silicon Valley in 2008, did a small startup at Y-Combinator, and joined Facebook, where he worked on the advertising engine. He describes his experiences in...

Robots, AI, and the End of Work

My Notes on “When the Robots Rise“, by Lee Drutman and Yasha Mounk Robots, AI, and automation (RAA) are coming fast. It’s already here in many forms and will expand rapidly in the next five to ten years. Ten years may seem a long time, but 9/11...