wolfram alpha

The hardest thing to do in web 2.0 …

is keep your audience, keep them interested, or provide enough value to them to get them to switch or get them to come back.

Case in point, Wolfram Alpha.  In many ways it is superior (in a different way) than Google because it is a computational search engine — its results are focused on things that can be calculated — e.g. distance between NY and San Fran, etc.

Interest has waned (see search volume chart) and traffic has dropped (see Compete chart).

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Thursday, July 9th, 2009 digital No Comments

Too awesome/funny to not write about — Wolfram Alpha

how do you out-google Google? a computational search engine with a personality — awesome, costless marketing too.

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Friday, June 5th, 2009 digital No Comments

Microsoft Kumo vs Wolfram Alpha – FIGHT!

Microsoft should take a page from the launch of Wolfram’s Alpha using social channels.

Wolfram Alpha – 1.6 million google search results

Microsoft Kumo – 624k google search results

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www.WolframAlpha.com is launched, but Microsoft Kumo.com is not even launched. So there is NO benefit from all the news coverage.

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Search intensity and volume indicates interest of users — Wolfram Alpha is kicking Microsoft butt.

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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/wolfram-alpha-veil-lifted/

http://gizmodo.com/5240514/wolfram-alpha-and-google-tested-head+to+head

http://gizmodo.com/5236115/wolfram-alpha-search-engine-on-video

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