"A look at the average number of page views per title reveals that Microsoft gets about half as many page views per title as compared to Google and Apple"
a strong indication of where reader interest actually
resides." - ZDNet. Intelliseek's Blogpulse
reveals similar numbers: #1 Google: 473K, #2 Apple: 381K, #3 Microsoft: 262K. Venture capitalist, Ed Sim, says
: "While the OS is important, Microsoft has lost its complete and utter dominance
as we move to a service-oriented world where broadband is everywhere, apps are in the cloud, and the browser becomes king."
Google Blocks Abu Ghraib Images
I went to Google Images to search for it. "Abu Ghraib" brought up only photos of the outside of the prison. Not a single photo from the scandal. Next I searched for "Lynndie England", not a single picture. Next I decided to look for "Charles Graner" her boyfriend who was also prominently features in the pictures, nothing.
See for yourself
Not to touch on politics, but I found this particularly striking example
of how Google News can reveal a dimension of 'news' that can be difficult to observe
Today's entry on the Google blog was altered in a subtle way.
The earlier entry boasted of their Bangalore data center, but the afternoon's version now features the Zurich center more prominently and relegates Bangalore to a footnote. Could it be that the company is a little less boastful in their handling of the outsourcing debate than they thought they could be?
Spears Reigns Again on Internet
, America Online
all have their top ten of '03 lists out. Google Zeitgeist
wasn't mentioned in the Hollywood Reporter Article, but it's always worth a look.
In the long tradition of Google anouncements may I present to you Google Location search
(which if you recall was the winner of the competition they held last year)
Google as voyeur
Interesting use of Google technology. Anyone find anything really interesting? Pretty addictive...
I was was bored so I started with bloogle and did several more until I came across this.
Messaging ogling Google lobby
"At Google's headquarters off Highway 101 in Mountain View, visitors
sit in the lobby, transfixed by the words scrolling by on the wall:"
I thought to actually *message* the viewers with -
I hope you Google-ites get a good kick out of searches!
- no quotes.
Do it, Me-Fi!
The link is to the full post at Topica.
Interview with Google
Nate Tyler, Public Relations Manager at Google Inc. answering a few interesting questions
The Google Glossary Game: Poking Friday Fun At The Bots!
Credited to B
from the Google Glossary Public Labs
, as shown here
, it uses the hilarious growing pains and machine-made imperfections of the Google Glossary
and here's how it works... [Rules inside.
Linking to hate.
Do links to hate-filled websites
help to promote hatred
or do they help to combat hate by exposing these sites
to broader scrutiny? How does Google
fit into the picture? (No direct links to hate groups)
People continually invent new games to play with Google and Amazon.com to find curious content and excercise the system. First there was Google Whacking (here
Then there was Google fighting
Google image whacking
, and Google poetry
What similar games have you played, invented, or enjoyed?
What is this?
Why is Google licensing Dilbert for their banner? Compared to the subtle holiday theme banners they do, this just seems....tone-deaf.
God gets nuked.
Do a Google search for God
and what comes up first... PHP-Nuke
of all things. As the always eloquent John Hiler points out on Microcontent News
, this has got to be the ultimate, albeit unintentional, Google bomb
Is this the beginning of the end for Google and we know (and love) it?
Amazon spamming search engines?
Looking around for reviews on Cooper tires, I came across 2 links in the top 20 search results on Google for sites that look legitimate, but are actually redirect pages to Amazon.com (which doesn't even sell auto tires!). What's going on here? Since when is it legitimate for large corporations to spam search engines!??
Google told me
it was Monet's Birthday
. Not only is it a pretty link-worthy event, but Google again created an artsy banner to go along with a holiday. Does anybody have a cache of their special occasion banners?
What you get when you type "something strange and different" into Google
Am I the only person who bangs random words into Google to see what comes back? In this case I feel rewarded - bizarre patents from around the world. What's your favourite Google query string?
It's become second nature for many of us to head straight to Google
when trying to find something, and more people seem to be discovering the site all the time. These days, savvy New Yorkers are Googling for love
Vive Le Google!
...or maybe "Viva La Google" or something...
I don't think I've seen Google use their logo to celebrate a non-American holiday before. Will we get holidays from around the world now? Can we expect a glorious logo for St. Swithin's Day? Where will it end????
Google's pretty funny... Let's see how long that light heartedness lasts after The Great Ass of Corporate Opression sits on them.