These days, Wikipedia seems to be one of the cornerstones of online information. Google is happily expanding their empire every day and this morning saw the birth of Google Knol, a service quite reminiscent of Wikipedia where the term Knol refers to a unit of knowledge. I usually try to be positive about new ideas, but this one got me wondering.
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Flash and similar techniques have always been a problem when it comes to search engine optimization, since the robots don’t know how to index the binary files. Google recently announced that their search algorithm has been expanded to use Adobe’s searchable library, enabling a crude form of Flash indexing.
It’s been about a year since my latest post concerning Google Maps, but now it’s time again. Google has recently updated Google Maps with a street view mode. Just drag a little yellow man along the streets and there will be street-level photographs for that spot. I just checked a few of my favorite diners in San Francisco, and they’re still there!
Have you ever complained about having too much data to copy from one place to another? Well, rest assured you are not alone. Google is helping Space Telescope Science Institute to collect and store the vast amount of data collecting by the Hubble telescope.
Five years ago, the world changed forever and the web changed with it. Remember what Google looked like on that day? It is a reminder of the crippled state of the web on that fatal day, when the large news sites were down due to unprecedented traffic. The sites adopted after a while and offered a slimmer interface with less images to download, but people had already started searching for answers in other places.
Over the years, we’ve seen the birth and death of several design patterns for graphical user interfaces. One of my favorite acronyms is KISS: “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. It’s valid in an impressive range of creative outlets.
Adaptive Path has sold Measure Map, a tool for blog statistics, to Google, even though it is only in beta state. This will be a great addition to Google Analytics. I wonder what they will do with them, perhaps a merge to get a Swiss army knife for stats analysis?
A few days after the launch of Google Analytics, the web is buzzing all over about it. Due to an unexpected amount of users the service was temporarily crippled, but now it seems to be up and running.
I’m really starting to get addicted to the new Google Suggest function, another gem added to their ever-increasing bag of tricks. This nifty thing provides auto complete in your web search.
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