Tag: search

Google Alerts Diamond in the Rough coming to Google+ to deliver Technology News
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Google Alerts Diamond in the Rough coming to Google+ to deliver Technology News

Yes, I can now stop parsing CNET, Digital Trends, Forbes, GigaOM on Twitter for the latest Technology News. I’ve just rediscovered Google Alerts, a apparently long forgotten Internet tool that allows you to track your favourite thing as its published online. Look on it as the equivalent of signing up for RSS Feeds in Mozilla Thunderbird as described in Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile or even Google Reader, but able to scan the Google Search Provider instead of just a select set of News sources. I’m still not quite sold on it though, as an article published in Forbes by writer Kashmir Hill seems to suggest it’s not working properly. So I’ve decided to give it a whirl, especially after I realized that artiste Katy Perry used Google Alerts to keep t...
Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer
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Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer

And the Crowd goes wild for my article How to reset the Default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox on changing the Default Search Engine in Mozilla.  Apparently an awful lot of people seem to have the very common problem, as it’s really irritating when your Browser seems to change all by itself to another Search Engine and you had no hand in it. Also note too it isn’t a “Search Engine” but a “Search Engine Provider”, a really fancy-pants way of saying that Search Engine Provider companies offer more Products and Service than just Internet Search in a manner similar to Telecom Providers providing other services other than just Voice Calling. But then begs the question? Who did? Short answer: Malware with a Marketing Agenda, Mad Men style, called adware! First, I’ll explain how one changes ...
Facebook to introduce #Hashtags with emoticons, monetizing FB and making Open Graph Search Practical
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Facebook to introduce #Hashtags with emoticons, monetizing FB and making Open Graph Search Practical

“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by giving people the power to share whatever they want and be connected to whoever they want, no matter where they are” Quote from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2012 speech at the TC Disrupt Conference Despite facing certain extinction from Google+ Social Network due to Google’s near monopoly on Webs Search and a lack of a Mobile Strategy as snidely surmised in Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks, Facebook seems to be holding up well. Especially now as they’re launched Graph Search, which makes Facebook’s Open Graph concept launched back in 2010 for Developers now contextually searchable by ordinary FB folk – and potentially monetizable. Conf...
How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox
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How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox’s become my fave Web Browser ever since I’ve bespoken of the coming demise of the Computer and Laptop at the hands of Tablets in the article How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. This as despite PC’s and Laptop’s coming demise, for the many who write about cutting edge of Technology, especially those of us who are just writers, having a Laptop with a working version Microsoft Word, 80GB of Hard-drive space and a fairly decent amount memory (call it ‘bout 1GB) is enough to achieve Writer’s Nirvana. When I write I’m the Most High, Vybz Kartel Style! So it peeved the hell out of me one day while researching an article that Firefox suddenly began redirecting my search queries to Yahoo (Jah know!!?). Make no bones about ...
Google Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review
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Google Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

We studied an aggregation of over one trillion searches (or queries) that people typed into Google Search this year. We used data from multiple sources, including Google Trends and internal data tools. We filtered out spam and repeat queries to build lists that best reflect the spirit of 2012.   Google Zeitgeist 2012  
Google refreshes Search Interface
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Google refreshes Search Interface

Google at this time is rolling out a new design and layout of it's search homepage and results. A focus on navigation in the left sidebar complete with new icons representing the different categories of results such as news, images, news, videos, maps, blogs, books etc and search search tools to further refine search queries. Google Blog Excerpt The new design refreshes and streamlines the look, feel and functionality of Google, making it easier to pinpoint what you’re looking for. It’s powerful, yet simple. Today’s changes are the latest in our continuing efforts to evolve and improve Google. We've been testing these changes with users over the past few months, and what we're launching today reflects the feedback we've received.. We want to ensure that the Google you ...
Google Facts and Figures Infographic
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Google Facts and Figures Infographic

Google has has come a far way since it's incorporation in 1998. With it's mission statement "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" Google has blazed a path that results in its name being a household name and instantly identifiable with the internet. The guys over at Pingdom has created an awesomely detailed infographic that some interesting facts and figures about the internet powerhouse Google. It's presented in a such an accessible and easy to understand way I thought I'd share it. Beware, it's one huge chart! (more…)