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In addition to that Wikipedia had one million people send emails to their congressperson about SOPA through their site. It was reported that over 7000 sites partisipated in the blackout.
Reddit also took part in the blackout, and offered instead information about SOPA, and the harm it could do if passed.
All I have to say is well done Internet!!! I am so proud of you! Keep up the fight against SOPA and PIPA until it’s gone or rewritten, and any new bills that come up like it in the future.Thanks!
11 8 / 2011
Twitter is making some big changes to make the user experience much better. I emphasise slowly rolling out these features because they already widely publicized the changes however majority of Twitter users including myself don’t even have these new features yet. But it should be here soon. In a blog post yesterday, Twitter shows two new key features that are in the works.
16 3 / 2011
Stunning: Animation pinpoints cascade of Japanese quakesIn this video, an animation shows in clear detail the cascade of earthquakes that struck in waters off Japan from March 9-14. The big one hits around the 1:17 mark. This video is from Google, published March 15, 2011.Amplify’d from www.youtube.com
Japan Earthquake Swarm Google Earth Animation
Quick video showing earthquakes in Japan between 9 March and 14 March. 1 hour ~ 1 second. Big one is around 1:17.Donate money for Japan here: http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.htmlKml file here: http://jumpjack.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/animazione-googleearth-terremoto-gia…
11 2 / 2011
02/11/2011Clipped from the fine folks at PopHerald.com, be sure to check them out. -CynthiaAmplify’d from www.popherald.com
Thomas Edison (and light bulb) is Google’s new Doodle
Google celebrates the life of the lightbulb inventor.
The 20th image being used by Google to celebrate Thomas Edison’s 164th birthday.
Google obviously loves technology. As a matter of fact, most of the personalities and fictional characters that they’ve already featured in Google Doodles were mostly related to innovation.
Read more at www.popherald.com
The latest icon to be featured in the Google Doodles is Thomas Alva Edison, the person behind the century-old invention called Incandescent light bulb.
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Amplify’d from www.theaustralian.com.au
Microsoft rebuffs Google on search cheat claims
February 02, 2011
Microsoft says it uses data collected from users to refine its products. That should sound familiar to Google / AFP
GOOGLE is accusing Microsoft of cheating as the two duel for search supremacy, but Microsoft says it’s just using all the tools available to lessen its rival’s dominance.
The dust-up between the two companies that process much of the world’s search requests grabbed the spotlight yesterday at an event sponsored by Microsoft about the future of internet searches.
Microsoft’s practices have even wider implications now that its technology powers Yahoo searches in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.
Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s web spam team, said the company noticed last year that Bing was returning search results that seemed a little too close to Google’s own - especially for obscure, misspelled queries.
Google suspected Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and various toolbars and plug-ins were feeding information back to Microsoft that would help Bing’s results become more Google-like.
And so, Google laid a trap.
The company made a list of gibberish or obscure search terms and manually linked them to unrelated websites.
Then, 20 Google engineers took home laptops loaded with Internet Explorer, searched Google for those terms and clicked on the artificial results.
Soon after, searching for the same odd terms on Bing would call up the same odd results.
Mr Cutts likened the trap to a mapmaker drawing a fake street or the Yellow Pages adding a fake name to its directory to flush out copycats.
The “Bing Sting” was also detailed yesterday on the Search Engine Land blog.
Harry Shum, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Bing, responded during a panel discussion with Mr Cutts at the San Francisco event, which was streamed over the internet.
“It’s not like we actually copy anything,” Mr Shum said.
“We learn from customers who are willing to share data with us, just like Google does.”
That data include not only the searches people type into Bing, but also into Google, and what links they click on.
The information can be used to fine-tune Bing’s own search results. And that sort of “collective intelligence”, Mr Shum said, is how the web is supposed to work.
Mr Cutts said Google doesn’t use people’s behaviour on Bing the same way.
“I want to emphasise that we learn from our customers, our customers’ data,” Mr Shum said.
“Do you mean Google owns the data because (people) use Google’s search engine?”
In a blog post, Mr Shum called Google’s trap “a spy-novelesque stunt”.
Mr Cutts and Mr Shum traded jabs about whether people read the fine print when installing the Chrome or IE browser software that explains what web surfing information is fed back to the company.
When the discussion moved on to the problem of increasing spam pages and low-quality content online, Mr Shum blamed Google for rewarding the owners of such pages with advertising dollars.
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Mr Cutts said Google manually blocks spam pages regardless of whether they carry Google ads but wants to find a technology solution for the problem instead of picking off useless sites one by one.
31 12 / 2010
I am a collector of Google Doodles too, thanks Dude Dean.
20 12 / 2010