April 12, 2012
I have always had an interest in the area generally. I like to know about all the pieces. Presentation and other aspects that directly affect user experience are a particular interest to me as I have moved more into UX work in recent years. But I have a geeky interest in all of it (especially curious about the state of the art as I'm not hands-on with it today).
Mostly web, although for my duties at Yahoo! I covered video, image, news, and shopping search as well. I really enjoy the whole subject area, and I feel that search relevance is a great mindset to think about user experience more generally.
I was at a search startup back in 1998, later Inktomi/Y! Search, working in product marketing, as a sales engineer, and various other roles. Currently doing freelance work including SEO. I'd love to keep up on what is happening in Search.