Re: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google)

Subject: Re: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google)
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 13:56:58 -0800

I don't know much about Facebook. With Google, putting "William A
Smith" in quotes should work.

Also, by the time you've typed William, Google is probably showing you
William A Smith among the auto suggest items. ...RM

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Guy K. Haas <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> wrote:
> Does it explain why
> search engines (including the one in Facebook) do not offer a search
> syntax that lets me say "hey -- JUST find "William A. Smith" -- don't
> assume I can't spell or want all nicknames and the like."  I find that,
> far too often, I get way more "hits" than I want to plow through, and find
> there's no way to ask for a LITERAL or ABSOLUTE search.
>
> --Guy K. Haas
>   Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
>
>
>
> On Fri, March 5, 2010 10:59 am, Richard Mateosian wrote:
>> There is a terrific new book called Search Patterns by Morville &
>> Callender. Reading it takes some work, but it will help you understand
>> what underlies decisions like the one you're complaining about.  ...RM
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Combs, Richard
>> <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
>>> Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com wrote:
>>
>>>> Firstly, Google didn't ask me if I really meant "configure"...which
>>>> seems a bit odd. But then, the first four hits are FOR "configure",
>
>
>



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References:
Re: Pleasurable typo: From: Suzanne Chiles
RE: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google): From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google): From: Combs, Richard
Re: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google): From: Richard Mateosian
Re: Pleasurable typo (and the horror of Google): From: Guy K. Haas

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