This week my primary focus has been on fighting flu. Unfortunately, the kids got down early January, all the three the same time, for over two weeks; and apparently, it’s my turn now. I cannot wait spring and sunshine! 

However, I was consuming content, as always (and also, creating!). Not as much as I usually do, but it still feeds enough input to my “Five for Friday” list. Enjoy!

Matthew McDermott1 – Joining forces with Matthew McDermott

The biggest news is definitely that our team at Search Explained is growing. Matt is also an MVP and well-known SharePoint and Search guru, as well as my good friend. We have been sharing our plans, challenges, news, and successes with each other regularly for a while and now we decided to start to work more closely together! With him joining us, my team has already six members! Such an incredible year already!

See the announcement here


2 – IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen

If you’re responsible for intranet and digital workplace in your organization, this event is definitely for you! Three days in the beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark, more than 30 speakers, world-class workshops and sessions. The registration is still open, don’t miss this opportunity!

If you’re going to be there, please let me know, and let’s have a coffee together!

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3 – A Great Story about why Metadata Quality Matters

by Rachel Abrams, The New York Times

Rachel Abrams wrote an amazing article with the title “Google Thinks I’m Dead“. She has been trying to “persuade the world’s most powerful search engine to remove my photo from biographical details that belong to someone else” for over a week. Google mashed her picture with the bio of an author who died in 2013. Great story with many consequences – could it happen if you switched the word [Google] to [your Enterprise Search] in the article?

4 – Designing Search: Models and Metaphors

by Tony Russel-Rose

Amazing, deep article of how to analyze, describe and design search experiences. Tony uses a simple but useful metaphor: chess.

5 – Your recommendation?

I’ll leave the fifth one to you today. What have you read this week that would you recommend to read? Please let me & everyone else know in a comment below.