David Stuart

Web Analyst and Consultant

Naver: Looking beyond Google/Yahoo/Bing

When it comes to search engine APIs, there are increasingly slim pickings from the big three: Google dropped the SOAP API for the AJAX API; Live/Bing dropped their link commands; whilst no one seems to know what will happen with Yahoo’s API in the future. With search engines potentially offering extremely valuable information it is [...]

Social Media Metrics and Scholarly Publishing 2.0: A couple more articles

I have been lucky enough to be snowed under with work over the last couple of weeks, with a lot of my time being spent working on a couple of articles I have been asked to write: one on social media metrics; and one on scholarly publishing 2.0. As I’ve mentioned before, I love writing [...]

Tom Watson MP at the Black Country Social Media Cafe


If/When Bing turns off Yahoo’s search operators: URL citations

Bing-powered-Yahoo search will give the two organisations more bargaining power with potential advertisers, but it is bad news for innovation in search and the third-party users who build around the companies’ offerings. Yahoo and Microsoft have very different attitudes to sharing their data, whereas Yahoo have provided the great API – Yahoo BOSS – with [...]

Why a Blog?

This blog is for letting people know some of the things I am working on, although it is extremely infrequent. As my writing has expanded from blog posts to professional journal articles, and finally to books, the number of blog posts I write on my various blogs has inevitably tapered off.

Why blog? For me it turned out to be the first step on the road to a book deal!

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