How to Hide Google+ Social Search Results 11 January '12, 07:24pm Follow Google has been dealing with quite the backlash since launching its brand new social search features. We’ve seen the uncharacteristically vocal Twitter getting in on the criticism, while Google has been quick to respond to the allegations. Meanwhile, the users are left in the middle. Research/SEARCH - foursquare (website) Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application, and the map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges".
Galaxy : jukebox vidéo pour Dailymotion et Youtube Brands can now create their own 2048 puzzle game! Did you heard about 2048 ? It’s hard not to… This game created in March by Gabriele Cirulli, a young developer of 19 years old, has generated a buzz in only a few days and is about to beat Candy Crush. The 2048 Game How does it work? Oversaturated Job Market Has Forced Companies to Change Interviewing Strategies Like IT Companies, Google How many ping-pong balls would fit in the Mediterrean Sea? Can you swim faster in water or syrup? When there’s a wind blowing, does a round-trip by plane take more time, less time, or the same time? Today, a number of companies have taken a page out of the Google playbook and have begun asking interviewees brainteasers, logic puzzles and mind-bending riddles.
Research/SEARCH - Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches To Public Scrappy outsider startup Unthink.com, which bills itself as the “anti-Facebook,” is opening up its doors today, allowing in its first round of beta testers. The Tampa-based company with $2.5 million in funding from DouglasBay Capital sees itself as a more open, more honest form of social networking – one where its users are the owners of their data, and not the product being sold to advertisers. Unthink is the kind of startup that could only come from outside of traditional tech hotspots like Silicon Valley or New York, as there’s a certain level of audacity, and perhaps even ignorance, that you need in order to think you have a shot at displacing social networking giant Facebook and all of its 800 million users.
Google search gets its biggest change in a decade with a dose of Google+ Well, it’s finally happened. Google web search has been Google-Plus-ified. Today, Google is bringing some specific new features to Google web search, its flagship and most widely used product. In addition to the usual assortment of links, pictures, news items and shopping results you’d see in a typical Google search results page, logged-in Google+ users will now also find several kinds of Google+ content sprinkled in among the normal search results.
Evernote With click.to you create notes with one click – text from an e-mail, from a Browser, with a picture, without a picture … Functions Copy text from a noteCopy photos into a noteScreenshots are held in a note without a problemDifferent file formats can be stored in a notebook 1 Click.to Evernote – from the recipe to the shopping list – copy text into a note Your best friend finally sent her best recipe to you by e-mail?
Using Google+ Ripples to Connect with Influencers Two weeks ago today, Google released “Ripples” for Google+ and most of the world went on with their daily activities. Personally I thought it was just another one of those features that was interesting but nothing I could really use. That was until this Whiteboard+ video which I filmed with Rand. Both Rand and I were blown away at the amount of data a Ripple gives you and what you can do with it. What is a Ripple The definition of a “ripple effect” is: a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event. Zotero Review On its website, Zotero is described "is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources." Even though it’s been out for a while, I somehow didn’t run into it until a few months ago. I’ve used it for a while and have switched over from using Endnote because I like it that much, below is my review. Here is my two sentence review of Zotero: If Evernote and Endnote had sex and made a baby, Zotero would be that baby.
Changing a site title and description - Webmaster Tools Help Google's generation of page titles and descriptions (or "snippets") is completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web. The goal of the snippet and title is to best represent and describe each result and explain how it relates to the user's query. The more information you give us, the better your search result snippet can be. With rich snippets, webmasters with sites containing structured content—such as review sites or business listings—can label their content to make it clear that each labeled piece of text represents a certain type of data: for example, a restaurant name, an address, or a rating. Learn more about how rich snippets can improve your site's listing in search results. We use a number of different sources for this information, including descriptive information in the title and meta tags for each page.
Clear: Why This Simple To Do List App Has Everyone Talking Clear, the heavily-anticipated touch-based to-do list app, is launching in the iTunes App Store tonight. And by heavily anticipated, I mean this app was getting tech blog coverage based on demos, previews and teaser videos. Why the big draw for what’s typically been a rather ho-hum app category, the lowly to-do list? Clear is pure eye candy, for starters. But it’s also representative of a major leap forward in smartphone app design, as it’s been built from the ground up for the touch interface.
The Custom Google Search Plugin Enhances Your WordPress Search Results If you are a WordPress user then at some point in your career you will have used the WordPress built-in search. To say that it’s #lame is an understatement. But then WordPress isn’t an organization that’s particularly known for its search functionality. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get a search specialist to create a search engine for your WordPress website? If you were really rich you could head over to Google Towers and see if you could get Larry and Sergey to create a personalized search for you. Or you could just take advantage of the custom search functionality that Google has already created for you and me and you and all of you.
Foursquare And Glancee Are Cool, But Here’s Why I’m So Excited About Using Highlight At SXSW The crowds and hype of South By Southwest make the massive Austin tech and media conference the perfect place for launching, well, any sort of app that needs crowds and hype to break out of tech circles and into the mainstream. So what can we expect to blow up next week, like Twitter, Foursquare, GroupMe and Beluga have in past years? Highlight is what I’m placing my bets on — and not for what it is today, but for what it could become. That is, the long-sought replacement for business cards. The new background location app got my attention at the beginning of February because it made it easy for me to find old friends and meet new ones without the friction of checking in.
If It Looks Like Google Sitelinks Have Expanded, It's Just Your Imagination Despite what you may see in Google’s search results these days, the search engine tells us that, no, there’s been no expansion of Sitelinks recently. We’ve received emails here at Search Engine Land HQ and seen tweets asking about the appearance of Sitelinks on sub-pages that previously didn’t have them. We’ve also seen them show up on our own Google searches, like one I recently did for “Quora logo.” Sitelinks are also showing on searches like “danny sullivan twitter,” “elisabeth osmeloski twitter” and “matt mcgee twitter.” It’s not new for Sitelinks to show up on sub-pages; that’s been happening for some time now. But based on the emails and tweets we’ve seen, some of our readers think they’re showing up on more sub-pages than before.