"Google announced it will stop supporting several Web-based services, including Google Video, Google Notebook and Dodgeball.com" I suppose SearchWiki replaces notebook (to some degree), but the loss of notebook really threw Ken Shelton for a loop before his Google presentation at CLHS today.
The poorly named "SearchWiki" feature from Google is "a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results." Changes appear whenever you're logged into Google... and others can see the public comments that you leave.
"This presentation gives a great overview of the company’s overall strategy and the reasons it has become what it is today." I'm finding the book The Google Story By David A. Vise & Mark Malseed an interesting (and inspiring) read, too.
This is sort of a pain, but I'll definitely include it in all my future RSS workshops.
David Pogue seems to be a fan of Google. Says his latest column: "Use Google search for everything." What he really means of course, is use Google instead of any other site's built in search. I agree completely - it's what I do. Hm. Maybe Pogue will be interested in the GTA NYC...
Behold the future: "Google Audio Indexing is a new technology from Google that allows users to better search and watch videos from various YouTube channels. It uses speech technology to find spoken words inside videos and lets the user jump to the right portion of the video where these words are spoken. " Is this why Goog411 was free? ;)
This has been linked to often in the last 24 hours or so, but I want it easily accessible to my readers, too. It's the latest installment in Common Craft's excellent video series. Each video explains a technical tool in non-technical terms (with quaint but effective "paper" animation). In this case, the team explains the use of Google Reader. Cool.
If you haven't seen it at the Google for Educators site already, this project is getting more attention now: "With technology producing such dramatic changes in American politics, we want to make sure it's easy for teachers to bring some of the best Internet tools into the classroom to help students get engaged."
I finally dove into the My Library feature in Google Books this week. I love it. I added most of the key books from the shelves behind me. You can search them here. (I just wish they weren't in the order I added them when you browse.) There's already teac
The official Blogger Buzz blog compares Blogging to writing a knol. "Blogs are great for quickly and easily getting your latest writing out to your readers, while knols are better for when you want to write an authoritative article on a single topic."
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