I was scanning my referrer logs this morning and I noticed an unholy number of people coming here having searched for “Google Talk” at Google. While I mentioned the subject yesterday in a post, I sincerely doubted I had risen to the top of the list of Google search results.
So, what was going on? The only way to find out is to do a Google search myself, the result of which was that there I was as result #5:
Infectious Greed: Google Talk Available Online
I should have mentioned this sooner, but Urs Holzle of Google’s talk at UCSD is online in streaming format. It’s here, and at roughly the ten-second mark …
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Now, as most people will have figured out after getting past the “Whoa, it’s available!” headline, I wasn’t writing about “Google Talk”, I writing about a Google talk by Urs Holzle. Not the same thing, but an interesting example of how Google (and other search engines) are still a long way from being able to properly resolve branching search results, the sort of thing that humans can do in a heartbeat. Does the searcher mean X or Y when they ask Z?