Facebook is taking Google head on over search, as I mentioned the other day, and there's now a new piece of search functionality that you need to be aware of. You also may need to check your settings. You can now search back through your old posts for things you mentioned in a status update. But wait, there's more - you can also search through your friends old status updates as well, and this is where it might all end in tears. However let's start at the beginning. This feature is rolling out, s
So here it is! Our first installment of the #IP15 fun / madness. In honor of our upcoming 15th Anniversary, we would like to present to you, in alphabetical order, The Top 15 Search Engines That Used To Be a Big Deal. 15. Alltheweb May 1999 - January 2011 Why was it popular? Provided consumers with a search engine to retrieve […]
Phil Bradley's insight:
How many of these do you remember? How many have you never heard of?
There are over 1.2 billion Facebook users, more than half use Facebook every day (757 million daily active users on average in December 2013). One common way people use Facebook is for social search engine. Facebook users can do a variety of complex searches that combine their personal friend network with a topic, brand, cause, etc.
Vic Gundotra, head of social at Google, reported in October 2013 that Google+ experienced a 58% increase in users between May and Oct 2013. The platform has 540 million members, 300 million of whom are monthly active users.
Despite being a free and open platform for expression, commerce and communication, Internet monopolies still exist. That probably says more about us as netizens than it does about the companies in control. Google is so ubiquitous it has reached verb status, and it's what most of us turn to when looking for something online. Monopolies are bad, and…
Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+ and a senior vice president at Google, is leaving the company. Gundotra made the announcement on Google+ (where else?), providing few details about where he is going or why he is leaving.
Is Google Suggest (autocomplete) simply a mirror held up to society; or is it a product that needs to be censored and regulated to protect us from potentially offensive and objectionable content — even defamation? In the latest row over Google Suggest, the company has removed racist and other offensive autocomplete entries in the UK. […]
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Google seems to have cut this out now. Interesting that they're not prepared to move on racist images of the Obamas, but they are happy to intervene here.