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Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation

Al Neuharth, Founder of USA Today, x-Chairman of Gannett

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher of the New York Times Group

William Dean Singleton, Chairman Media News

Jason McCabe Calacanis, Weblogs

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Peter Rojas, Engadget Founder

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Rafe Needleman, Cnet

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Kara Swisher, WSJ All Things Digital

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Robert Scoble, Blogger Extraordinaire

Henry Blodget, Alley Insider

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Michael Miller, PC Magazine

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John Battelle, Federated Media

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John Markoff, New York Times Editor

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Barack Obama, President of the United States

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

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The primary purpose of this website is a social experiment - more questions than answers. Here's a quick list:
  • We're testing the photokit platform - a cloud-based system with no dedicated servers and databases - true mash-up using JSON AJAX. With dependency on dozens of servers for every page, is it robust? Will it stand the stress of heavy traffic?
  • Google Analytics and Feedburner track results. Privacy notices are the same as those services.
  • We abide by normal use rules of photos on the web, using mostly thumbnails and maintaining attribution links to the source.
  • We did quickerfy - reducing deployment from months to one week.
  • We're comparing the performance of search engines - how quickly robots respond and how relevant their answers. Anyone can search using their name or any term. Already we've noted significant differences among the search results - rarely presenting the same answer on any query.
  • Every page is dynamic, reflecting the current state of the web. We rarely use static photos. 
  • We've also defeated the client-side cache, but not the photo cache, for faster results. Click the buttons to refresh the photos.
  • We don't control the selection of photos. Robots control the results. Please complain to the search engines for wrong photos. Thanks for understanding.
  • We're asking the community to join us, outside of the comfort of Facebook. Will Google's FriendConnect work? Do we need to install Facebook Connect?
  • We're creating a friendly competition to identify the top 1000 media personalities. Will the community help? Will the long-tail lost in the global crowd add our badge and compete to join the elite?
  • We purposefully targeted a larger number, 1000. The web is global and there is more room for deserving personalities than just the small elite of the top 20. 
  • If needed, we can expand to 10k and segment into sections. 
  • The rules for placement are vague. We can be bribed ;-) Currently, the names are the obvious top 20 plus friends, particularly boomer-aged publishers. Others will be recommended by trusted community members. 
  • If needed, we can automate with some robotic method to fairly judge the results - although we don't really wish to rank people. It's a friendly competition.
  • We don't expect advertising to generate significant revenues. We're wondering if there is advertising value.
  • We're open to suggestions. Have any?



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