Despite Robert Scoble’s zombie blogging. The ‘new’ Ask.com search product, or as Ask call it The Algorithm; completely sucks. I tried a few searches, which is more then most people would do, and the results were very poor. What sums it up, however is this search I did on the EventBroker ThreadOpion enum I spoke about in my previous post.
The ‘correct page’, which is the Microsoft documentation page for the enum, did not even show up. I was given a spelling suggestion which I did not take but which Ask used because it offered me 8 sponsored links for Option Brokers.
There seems to be a bias for newer, blog or editorial content which commented on the actual piece of information I was interested. This is possibly why Scoble liked it.
So in sort, at the moment; The Algorithm Sucks