Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

Reading Levels in Advanced Search

Google has introduced a new filter option for its advanced search function. Under the “Advanced Search” link on Google’s home page is the option to filter search results by reading level. The default option shows no reading levels, and all search results show up just like they always have.…

 

Backtype – A Cool Tool for Measuring Social Media Impact

Backtype ScreenshotBacktype is a new marketing intelligence service launched by Christopher Golda and Mike Montano. It allows users to find, follow, and share blog comments made about different sites across the Internet. It tracks the “social impact” of websites and companies by finding blog posts on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and reddit.com that mention the site.…

 

Yahoo! challenges Google with Rich Search Assist

Yahoo Rich Assist Screenshot

On Sept 8th 2010, Google launched its Google Instant feature, a modification to the Google Search engine supported by more advanced information referencing systems.Google advertises its “faster than the speed of type” engine by claiming that its new search application saved internet users 2-5 seconds per search, is a more intelligent guide to finding desired information, and gives instant results at the onset of typing.With the new Google Instant Previews, Google hopes to build on its model search engine by allowing the user to see snapshots of web pages by clicking on the magnifying glass near the search space.…

 

Spammers Selling Links on a Hacked Australian Site

Group of Eight (http://www.go8.edu.au) is likely to be the only Australian website with Google PageRank 10. The extremely high PageRank is explained by the fact that it’s linked from the eight of the strongest Australian universities. For a while now this site has been a target of various organisations trying to get in, however this year it has been under repetitive attack of blackhat SEOs and hackers.…

 

Ten Good Reasons to Try Piwik

Piwik Dashboard ScreenshotPiwik is an open source alternative to Google Analytics, built on PHP and MySQL. The initial development was in France and it already has a decent following in Europe and Asia. Most of the developers are interns from companies like Amazon and Intel.…

 

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD


hypnotoad

In this post we examine not only what makes something go viral but also observe an interesting social effect of a ten minute long YouTube video with nothing more than a Futurama frog called “The Hypnotoad” staring you in the face.…

 

HTML5 – The Future of Searching the Web

HTML5 StructureImagine if you discovered that the local phone book was missing entire city blocks worth of businesses only because the primary language of the area was not English. Although these businesses speak English and may offer services you need, you’ll never know they exist because the phone book’s creators don’t understand what they do.…

 

Parent’s Guide to Child Safety Online

Child SafetyUnfortunately, the internet can be a scary place these days, especially for parents who may not be very tech savvy or who don’t know what their children are doing online. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way – when you talk to your children teach them to use proper caution online, they can go online without you having to worry about what might happen.…

 

Broken Link Collection

I often find websites and pages with broken links. These are either misspelled, moved or from domains which no longer exist.

I will collect them here and where possible will redirect their traffic to this page:

 

Twitter Launches Official Tweet Button

Twitter LogoTwitter announced this week that they have launced their own official “Tweet” button. Websites such as Facebook and Google have already had a button that allows their users to share information for quite some time now, and Twitter has now decided to get in on the action.…

 

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