New Ideas in Search and Social Networking

Despite Google’s dominance – or perhaps because of it – many small companies are entering the search field. Often they use some variation on the social networking approach, or combine it with search. I receive press releases from these companies regularly, and it’s interesting to read the release and check out what they’re trying to accomplish.
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Askville.com: Amazon`s Answer to Social Networking

Sometimes a new social networking site isn’t noticed for months after it’s launched, even if it’s Amazon that does the launching. There were a few stories when the online retailer launched Askville.com in early December of last year; a few more came out recently. Why is this site worth looking at?
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