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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Do we all turned into sheep and monkeys in the wild web zoo 2.0?

To be human at any level has changed.
The Web ecosystem places the individual's mind directly onto the human stage and now all individuals can collaborate, their private thoughts entering into the space of digital humanity. And now we can observe the behavioral madness that has always existed around us.

Our mind is our private domain. Sometimes we rule and hold the scepter; sometimes we are the slaves of our own mind's creation. Whatever may be the case, the thoughts that we care about the most are almost always with us. We have "privileged access" to the contents of our minds.
Web 2.0 procreate bloggers and more content on the wire, people shared their opinion, emotion, thoughts, we created haven for psychologists that used to only seen a glimpse of humanity; but now they can play in the sands of our minds throughout digital space. Nothing is virtual anymore. What was virtual has become part of our reality; part of who we are.
Social Networks has started a new revolution. Within a fraction of a second, everyone can reach out to many other minds in real time. On the digital stage in view of an online audience, we can create life and act our role. The pieces or parts of minds create the power of many and the net defeat history and can save our tracks forever.
But what’s next? We all want to be heard but do we really have something to say? I ask myself how often I retweet something I see, how often I Like and share vs. really spread my own ideas and perspectives? Does it really matter? how come most of us just increasing the noise, generate buzz and follow the flock as sheep instead of walk free as a wolf. Do we all just turned into lazy monkeys imitate other people in the wild web zoo 2.0 in order to feel our existence, to feel alive?

In the digital age, our psychoanalyst is the data mining system that observes our click streams and figures out our thoughts, feelings, interests, passions, loved ones, our friends – all those out there in the digital atmosphere. The truth about us has yet to be realized.
With so much retweets and shares we start sinking into the content pan.
Now let’s flash the toilet and start thinking again.

P.S I love monkey-people please retweet this post J

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Facebook vs. Who? Users Stay Longer on Personal News Engine Genieo Than on Facebook

"Genieo's design works perfectly well. What's most important, though, is that the recommendations are extremely good." By Frederic Lardinois, RWW

"I've been using Genieo for a couple months now and it's almost completely replaced Google Reader for me". By Klint Finley, RWW

 This PR post was published by Genieo Innovation on 24/Sep/2010

 

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are wrong, privacy isn't dead.  Ultra-private, ultra-personalized news engine Genieo.com announced today that its users spend more time on their pages than on Facebook, according to statistics independently generated by random groups of thousands of users, making Genieo one of the stickiest sites on the Web.

Genieo users spent 300 minutes per month online, according to the analytics. Facebook reported last week that its users spend approximately 100 minutes per month online, according to comScore.

Unlike other news readers, Genieo is a completely automatic, completely private personalization engine that can sense the difference between intention (I am looking for a new apartment) and attention (I will always care about stories related to Venture Capital); it can differentiate between caring about Derek Jeter all the time (you are a scary stalker fan) and only caring about him from May to October (you're just a Yankees fan). 

Another innovative personalization feature involves Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Genieo brings its users the tweets, posts, or Facebook status updates they care about that they might otherwise miss.  Genieo's powerful algorithm will search for your active interests – not just in the news stream but also in your social stream, including live events or posts you missed because you weren't online or because Facebook's algorithm didn't promote them in your feed.   Say you "Liked" a blog just once but then forgot about it, but that same blog happened to post a story months later about venture capital – or Derek Jeter – Genieo would know that you'd be interested and put it on your personal home page. Or if a friend you don’t speak with often puts up a tweet, Facebook link or status update that matches your interests, that will show up on your Genieo page as well.

"We believe that privacy is essential to personalization, and personalization is essential for the Internet's next steps forward, notes Sol Tzvi, co-founder and CEO of Genieo. "Genieo brings real value to its users because we take a panoramic view of personalization:  we use a different approach for each of the users' online tasks. The way Genieo deals with the user's social stream is totally different from the way we deal with news or blog feeds. And combining all those feeds together in a smart and personalized way keeps our users coming back to their Genieo pages.  That's why we're so sticky.  It has super interesting implications across the board."

"Some programs call themselves personalized, when they are really just customized APIs," added Tzvi. "These numbers for Genieo validate that consumers respond when you bring them content that matters to them, that they didn't know existed or that they would have missed."

The user numbers were reported for the period from July to September, 2010, by a large group of users mostly based in the U.S. who had recently installed and were using Genieo.  

About Genieo

In Genieo, for the first time, privacy and personalization are combined to bring content that is as dynamic as its users' lives: connected, evolving, relevant – and private.  Genieo's proprietary algorithms privately detects users' intentions and attention and delivers interesting and relevant content like blogs, videos, Facebook links, Twitter feeds, or breaking news.  Genieo also automatically detects the difference between short-term interests like an apartment search, or a long-term interest like news of a specific sports team, favorite artist or even a local topic like school news.

Unlike other personalization solutions, Genieo protects the user's privacy by keeping all the information on the user's computer or mobile device and not sharing it with a server.  Genieo has enormous implications for advertising and media; highly targeted ads can be precisely delivered without revealing personal information.

Founded in 2008 with 15 employees, Genieo Innovation's headquarters and development center are located at the heart of the hi-tech industrial area in Herzlia, Israel.   For more information, go to www.genieo.com.

See also:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/genieo_a_recommendation_engine_that_adapts_to_your.php

http://www.genieo.com/company/press/

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/genieo_a_recommendation_engine_that_adapts_to_your.php

 

Friday, September 17, 2010

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New Version of Genieo Coming Soon [SCREENSHOTS]

Yes, we are all individuals, everybody uses the Web differently this is why we developed Genieo, an effortless, private and personal news engine.
Some sites are calling themselves personalized, when they are really just customizable or using smart collaboration filtering.
In
Genieo, for the first time, privacy and personalization are combined to bring content that is as dynamic as its users’ lives: connected, evolving, relevant – and private.  Genieo’s proprietary algorithms privately detects users’ intentions and attention and delivers interesting and relevant content like blogs, videos, Facebook links, Twitter feeds, or breaking news.  Genieo also automatically detects the difference between short-term interests like an apartment search, or a long-term interest like news of a specific sports team, favorite artist or even a local topic like school news. Genieo new approach to personalization, privacy and automated content aggregation is the best way to provide a personalized news stream for everyone.
Now, a new version of Genieo is on the way and it will feature a brand new user experience for sharing our daily interest.
This version of the app should be available for download on Genieo website soon.
I would like to share some of the screenshots of it with you so that you can see some of the new features.

For instance, check out the new ‘Auto Blogging Pages’. The feature will help us become a bloggers without any efforts, all based on behavioral principles. 





There are also a new features called “My day in Pictures” .


The app will be released in few weeks and in the meantime I’m sure you enjoy Genieo as it is today