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Not loving Google


… right at this minute. I get more questions answered on Twitter, don’t like their attitude to discussion ( hint: turning off comments on corporate blogs and YouTube video channels grumps me out), and thought they were being smarty pants when Google said they would never get involved in social networks. The promptly turned around and got involved with Orkut and OpenId and recently OpenSocial.
But Google Custom Search is kinda interesting re: social search and all might be forgiven. It seems to be people manually creating a link list (or ‘blogroll’) which is then searchable. For example
He’s listed 34 sites that are about Semantic Web and you can search just those sites. From a ReadWriteWeb dude, Marshall Kirkpatrick.

Here’s 35 sites on Web 2.0 by Phil Bradley.

Now imagine if a handful of us social network *coughs* experts *coughs* got together and created a social search, sorry, custom search list of a few hundred social networking blog sites? Wouldn’t it be easier to find say “ritual in social networks” or “appropriate code of conducts” then?

Not sure how this compares to Mahalo, Calcanis’ social search site. I’ve looked at too many things lately and the ol’ brain has turned to mush.

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Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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