Archive | December, 2009

Google, Search, and Content in 2010 and Beyond

31 December, 2009

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Google’s mission–“to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”–continues to form its bedrock. Yes? No? In 2010 how will Google — and other search engines — grapple with wrangling a tsunami of web content? Has their mission kept pace with the recent volume of content slung onto the WWW and with […]

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Google Launches Browser Size: Is Your Good Stuff Above or Below the Fold?

17 December, 2009

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The more impatient web users grow, the faster we demand at-a-glance content, the less likely we are to scroll below “the fold,” or the lower edge of your browser window. Yesterday Google launched BrowserSize, a webpage overlay tool that gives designers, writers, and other content creators the lowdown on how much of their sparkling new […]

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USB Drive FREAKS Shopping List

16 December, 2009

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I admit it– I’m a USB drive dork. I love these things. Since it’s the holidays Web Urbanist is showcasing a veritable online catalog of USB flash drives, from Pentagon-level security models (IronKey) to the totally absurd (think sushi-inspired). And since I’m such a nut I thought it only proper to share. In the spirit […]

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Why Use Swipe Files and Mashups

13 December, 2009

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“There are no new ideas, only new ways of making them felt.” Audre Lord, Am. poet In the era of the WWW we are faced with a daily smorgasbord of mixed media and sliced and diced ideas, literally massive sources offering up all kinds of content and copy components. Mashups Originally a “mash-up” was a […]

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More Tweaks Added to Google’s Search Snippets: breadcrumbs

11 December, 2009

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In the last month or so Google has launched some nifty search results mods: Jump links added to the snippets Real time search boxes added for current event/news or trend-driven queries and I just read about the addition of site hierarchies, or breadcrumb navigation, to some search snippets. Google is officially “design[ing] the way results […]

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Google Redefining Relevant Content, Once Again

8 December, 2009

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Redefining, relevant, and REAL-TIME. Google’s sparkling new real time search capabilities are pushing Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, blog posts, news and more up into the SERP mix. Consider the content ramifications of this… What Twitter updates will make it? With millions tweeting about trendy topics seemingly layered one on top of the other (I’m picturing a […]

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Book: Deep Survival

6 December, 2009

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Have you ever felt as though you were falling down the rabbit hole of life? I certainly will admit to that…a few points on my timeline during which I’ve experienced varying degrees of …. deterioriation. That includes personal and business points. While I was wandering around in Barnes and Noble last week I picked up […]

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