I can recall a Dilbert cartoon in which several people sat around a table while the meeting organizer said, "There is no specific agenda for this meeting. As usual, we'll just make unrelated emotional statements about things which bother us…" That pretty much sums it up. The majority of meetings are unstructured, uninspiring, and unproductive. But they don't have to be that way. When I decided to write a column about running effective meetings, I turned to a leader who holds more than anyone I know and who actually credits her meeting structure for leading to some of the most innovative advances in technology today: Marissa Mayer, Google's vice-president of search products (see BusinessWeek.com, 6/19/06, "Marissa Mayer: The Talent Scout"). 1.
Mayer requests a meeting agenda ahead of time that outlines what the participants want to discuss and the best way of using the allotted time. 2. Why Could Google Die... Apps Status Dashboard. Quick Search Box. Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web.
With Quick Search Box you can search for information from just about anywhere. You can then perform actions on the search results, such as launching applications, emailing friends, or playing a song. If you are interested in participating in the Quick Search Box development process, download the app or build it from source.
We are eager to involve users in the development process and will be posting new builds frequently. Over the coming months we'll be posting a few articles about the architecture and interaction we are exploring, and we look forward to your feedback. To find out more, please visit the GettingStarted page. Google Mobile. 10 Great Google Slideshows. Yesterday we dug out a cool slideshow which tries to tell us, in a mere 34 slides, everything there is to know about Google.
It's not the only Google-related slideshow out there, though; in fact, we've found dozens of them. Here's a selection of ten we've found to be either very useful or interesting. How to use the new Google web search RSS feeds. Google's been the lone hold out among major search engines on RSS but the company quietly enabled feeds for web search results this week.
How to recover your Google account. From Wired How-To Wiki Recently some high-profile people have found themselves suddenly locked out of their Google Accounts.
The lockouts have started some rumbling in the blogosphere that maybe, just maybe, we’re all a little too reliant on Gmail and the rest of Google’s very handy, but potentially unreliable, services. It’s about time we started waking up. Take a cue from Free Software advocate Richard Stallman who suggests handing all your data over to the cloud is "worse than stupidity. " However, while Stallman thinks the cloud itself is a bad idea, in reality putting all your eggs in one basket — whether that basket is your hard drive or your Gmail account — is plain stupid.
This article is a wiki. The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition. Google has added Google Suggest to their homepage.
When Google suggest first-launched Buster McLeod (AKA Erik Benson) checked the suggested term for each letter to create the Google Alphabet, 2004 edition. When Google News Suggest launched in 2006 I did the same. Now in honor of Google Suggest graduating from labs here is the annotated Google Alphabet, 2008 edition: How does Google’s algorithms choose the alphabet, err top term? According to the FAQ it’s primarily popularity. Here’s Yahoo! Its no surprise that Spybot is gone, but I would have guessed that Skype would come out above Sears. The Olympics beat out second-place Orkut right now, but I wonder how long it will retain the top spot before coming back again in 2010.
People are more likely to look for free stuff than the news, not surprising that Craigslist is ahead of CNN: It’s been a long, close battle, but Photobucket has definitely beaten out Paypal and Paris Hilton. How to turn google searches into usefull rss feeds. "The Search Party" par Ken Auletta sur The New Yorker. ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS about Google.
In June, 2006, Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google, went to Washington, hoping to create some good will. At the time, even though Google was a multibillion-dollar company, it had no PAC and a tiny Washington office. In October, 2006, Google outbid Microsoft and the News Corporation to acquire YouTube. Alarms went off. Trends. Advanced Dork: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet) The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service.
Click on an operator to jump to its description — or, to read about all of the operators, simply scroll down and read all of this page. The following is an alphabetical list of the search operators. This list includes operators that are not officially supported by Google and not listed in Google’s online help. Each entry typically includes the syntax, the capabilities, and an example. Some of the search operators won’t work as intended if you put a space between the colon (:) and the subsequent query word. How to use Google keyboard shortcuts. Googmarklets.
Every time you open such bookmark it executes its function, usually using information from the currently opened website. Bookmarklets can make daily browsing a lot easier by automating simple tasks. You can find many interesting bookmarklets on Squarefree.com. How to get more out of Google Reader. If you’ve already gotten started with Google Reader, you’re probably ready for some advanced tips and tricks to make better use of this rather full-featured RSS client.