SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 25, 2007

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web:

From Search Engine Land:

  • Everyone Fears Google (Again) & Will The Last Googler To Leave Turn The Lights Out?
    Back at the beginning of this year, my 14 "Is Google Evil?" Tipping Points Since 2001 covered the history of how Google has been deemed to be too Big Brotherish or too dominant over the years. Another wave of Google hatred and fear is washing across the great sea…
  • Search In Pictures: Google Recruiter, Google Babies, Grady Booch & New Search Construction
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more….
  • Google Registers ClimateSaverPC.com: Signs Of New Google PC Coming?
    Gary Price notes, as does Garett Rogers at Googling Google, that Google now owns the domain climatesaverpc.com. Garett speculates that Google may be thinking about building and selling personal computers that are green friendly, i.e. are climate and earth savers. We know Google has been active in environmental issues, though…
  • MyBlogLog Brands All Social Media Optimizers As Schmoes
    So MyBlogLog has tagging. Yawn. Then I saw Andy Beal highlighted this part of MyBlogLog’s post about the new feature Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer). Internally,…
  • Yahoo Creates Home Values Meta Search
    Zestimates from Zillow have proven to be a tremendous hit with the public, although they’ve been criticized for being too high or too low in some cases. Now Yahoo has taken Zillow’s home valuation data (they’ve had a partnership for several months) and combined it with similar data from other…
  • Google Calendar Goes Mobile
    Google has just launched a mobile version of Google Calendar, which is supposed to load for those visiting the Google Calendar site with a mobile phone. Google describes it more in a blog post today. It appears to work on a range of phones, including Windows Mobile….
  • European Union Questions Google’s Data Retention Policy
    Google may be violating EU privacy laws on user search data from Bloomberg reports that the European Union has finally sent Google an expected letter raising concerns over Google’s data retention policies….
  • Google AdSense Says Don’t Worry About Accidental Clicks, No One Will Notice
    Accidents happen from the Google Inside AdSense blog today caught my eye. Apparently, lots of publishers accidentally click on their ads and write in to Google to say sorry. Don’t worry, says Google, "chances are we’ve already detected your clicks on your ads and discounted them." Bull. Seriously, bull. Here’s…
  • Facebook Opens Up Its ‘Platform’ To Everyone
    "Facebook is the anti-MySpace" and "Facebook is a new type of "Web 2.0" portal" are some of the things that were and are being said yesterday and today about the social network’s new "Facebook Platform" initiative. Basically there’s no direct search angle here but it’s an interesting and potentially important…

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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