Milosthinking: Results

After 1 day (23 hours to be specific), both the Bing and Google search engines can find the word Milosthinking:

  • Milosthinking on Bing
  • Milosthinking on Google
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    Working at Microsoft, I was of course rooting for Bing to find it first, but Google gets that honour this time. However, the results from Bing are much better. The results, in order of appearance on each search engine after 23 hours are:

    Bing: my WordPress blog, my Windows Live Spaces blog, my MSDN blog, my twitter account, and a blog aggregator
    Google: my MSDN blog and 2 blog aggregators

    Clearly Bing is finding the sites that are pointing to my Milosthinking blog entry, which is the result I was looking for with this little test. I wanted to see how a new word would appear on the search engines and how quickly. Way to go Bing!

    Milosthinking: testing social media

    Milo's typical look when runningIt is time for a social media experiment: Invent a word and see how long it takes to appear and spread on the Internet. My word is Milosthinking.

    Basically what I am doing is a test of my social graph to see how or if my new word appears in the Bing and Google search engines. I will report results back on this blog once I start seeing things appear.

    My plan of attack is:

    1. Post this original blog post that launches the word to the world
    2. Tweet about it, linking back to this blog post
    3. Blog about it on my other two blog sites
    4. Post a link on my Facebook profile
    5. Post a link in Windows Live Messenger so it appears in my Windows Live Profile

    To define Milosthinking, here are some examples:

    • If someone wants to jump through a window for a squirrel, then that’s just normal Milosthinking, meaning nothing should get in your way for a squirrel
    • Milosthinking is what causes you to run full speed into a metal fence, meaning it’s not such a smart thing to do
    • Milosthinking is what you need to pull an entire block of cheese off of a Thanksgiving dinner table without being noticed, meaning that you’ve got to be sneaky
    • Having a dog sit on a couch like a person, with his front legs still on the floor is Milosthinking, in that a dog is just like a person

    Here are the links I will use to test my little experiment:

    Brian Groth’s Online Social Media Life

    I intend to have this blog, http://BrianGroth.wordpress.com, focus on advertising related to social media and whatever topics might end up being related to them. This is of course related to how people share stuff online, aka, word-of-mouth.

    Here is how I personally do that: While I dabble in a variety of social networking sites, I do the bulk of my sharing with my close friends and family on Windows Live via Spaces, SkyDrive, Hotmail (yes, e-mail is still the #1 way to share online), and Messenger. This blog and my blog on MSDN are work related, so they’re for anyone who’s interested. I of course am also on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I view these as a place for quick little comments back and forth between friends and acquaintances.

    I do however, have my Windows Live profile associated to all these other services so that it gets updated whenever I do some sort of sharing on the web. For example, I can make a comment on a YouTube video, add something to iLike, schedule a trip on TripIt, update one of my other blogs, or write something on Twitter: all of it gets written to my Windows Live profile. I do this so my friends and family can simply follow me on Windows Live regardless of where on the web I’m being active. They don’t have to care where on the web I’m active, they can see it on Windows Live.

    Windows Azure for Advertisers

    When I think of Windows Azure for advertising solutions, I think of a traditional campaign landing site and how it can run on Windows Azure so it can scale if it gets popular, easily updated, and is managed in a hosted environment in Microsoft’s datacenters.

    There is much more to it than that of course, so here is a 4:15 video to help explain it:

    Crowd Sourcing & Silverlight

    imageI just found this on the Silverlight blog: “Jordan Brand Leverages Silverlight to Invigorate and Find Enthusiasts”. It points to http://www.jumpman23mosaic.com/ which is a great example of crowd sourcing. In this case, fans of Michael Jordan, or at least fans of Nike, uploaded their photos and they have been merged into a single picture. 

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