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So a Firefox plugin developer was contacted by Google who asked him to stop distributing his plugin because "google couldn’t scale".

I’ll reach for my heavy duty roll of tin foil and start working on my hat, but I’ll bet they also didn’t want him using it because it "polluted" the bookmark data stream, with every site the person visited instead of just the ones the user "voted" for
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from northrock 2246 Days ago #
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interesting story but for some reason it seems a bit fishy to me....

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from theGypsy 2246 Days ago #
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hmmmmmm - ya’ll might want to read up on this Google Patent - http://www.huomah.com/search-engines/algorithm-matters/your-favortite-sites-could-rock-the-serps.htmlHas to do with ranking signals from Favorties... now the engineer in this story was also involved in search history.... so this could be mostly Personalized Search related IMO

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from andymurd 2245 Days ago #
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"Google couldn’t scale" or maybe his plugin skewed the results making personalized search ineffective?

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from theGypsy 2245 Days ago #
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It sounds like it would have polluted the personalized results IMO - the engineer worked in both the bookmarks and search history so it sure sounds that way.

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