Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

Evolution of Human Faces

 

The Future of Real Time Information

The 21st century has become the Information Age. Access to the wealth of resources and news available on the internet has converted humanity into a population of information-seekers, hungry for the latest and greatest information and technology. Mobile phones, wireless networks, social networks and other advancements have placed people in closer contact with the world around them than ever thought possible.…

 

Tip: Making Microsoft Word More SEO Friendly

As an SEO I always deal with one or the other type of hierarchy so indentation and bullet points are a key feature for me. Microsoft Word has one very annoying thing about it and that is when you TAB a bullet point it adds a tab character instead of indenting to a new hierarchy level.…

 

Twitter Rescues a Word From Literary Extinction and Gives it a Whole New Meaning

The diagram below illustrates the steady decline in the use of word “twitter” in the English literature. It appears as though the word would have been nearly forgotten if it wasn’t for Twitter’s launch in 2006. Soon after that “twitter” becomes “Twitter” (or @twitter) and the first association is of a 140 character micro-blogging service, everything else has been shadowed by the new Internet phenomenon.…

 

Bug in Google Date Range Search

While researching the history of the word “twitter” on the internet we tried using Google date range option to find out why there was a peak of mentions of “twitter” in 2004, two years before Twitter.com launch. The search query looked like this:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=twitter&hl=en&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:2004,cd_max:2004&prmd=ivnsu&ei=sL87Tab-BYiXcbm89IQH&start=0&sa=N

And results:

Twitter Search by Date Range

We’re pretty sure most or all of the above are in fact wrong but unsure why it happened.…

 

Money VS Love

money-vs-love

Google’s Ngram Viewer tells a fascinating story when the mentions of the words “love” and “money” in literature from 1700 to 2008 are compared graphically. The line of money, cold and blue, and line of love, red of course, vie for the hearts of writers over three-hundred years of telling literary history.…

 

Google Reveals a Peak in References of Australia in English Literature

australia

This graph shows how many mentions of the country, Australia, came up literature from 1960 to 2005. The trends are less than 10% until about 1972, spiking to above 20% in 1980. Then, the number of mentions lowered to around 10% again until about 1986 when they skyrocketed.

 

Emotions are back in fashion!

feelings

Emotions – especially love – have been appearing more frequently in literature in the last ten years. “Love,” although always popular, has skyrocketed in use since 2000, as the Google Ngram shows. So too have the words “sad,” “hate” and “happy.” “Feelings,” too, has seen some growth since the 1960s – though since the “summer of love,” emotions seem to have been less taboo.…

 

Google Crisis Response Includes Queensland Flood Information

Live Link: http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/queensland_floods.html

The Google Official Queensland Flood Information Page is a helpful resource for anyone looking for more information about the recent floods in this region of Australia. The website provides the latest news updates, maps, contact information, and opportunities to volunteer to help the people who have suffered because of the flooding.…

 

Google Body Browser

Google Body Browser is a new online application launched in December by Google labs. It is designed to allow users to look up any organ in the human body and learn more about it in three dimensional space.

 

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