6 October 2008

Share your stories, without a blog….

Tokoni, a site where users can share their stories in the form of notes, photos and videos, was formally launched yesterday.  It’s being hailed as a YouTube for stories and was founded by a team of executives from eBay and Skype. The site has been up for about a year, apparently, but only launched formally yesterday as the founders fiddled …

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3 October 2008

Chinese Skype users are being watched!

Researchers say the Chinese has been monitoring private messages that have been sent through the internet instant messenger service, Skype. Apparently, a Canadian research group has found a database containing thousands of politically sensitive words which had been blocked by Chinese authorities. This is a quite a dilemma for Skype users who assumed the service was secure. Citizen Lab researchers …

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3 October 2008

“So tonight we’re going to search like it’s 2001…”

Ok, perhaps not as catchy as the Prince classic, but as it’s Friday I thought I would share with you a fun feature Google released during the week… To coincide with its birthday celebrations (yes…you’re quite right, it was last month when Google turned 10, but it seems Larry and Sergey are not quite ready to take off their party …

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3 October 2008

Microsoft now pays users to search

The idea of search was to find a search engine you like (I only ever use Google) and then find what you looking for through them….but now Microsoft has introduced SearchPerks, which pays you to use their search engine. Apparently users who agree to download a program to track their search engine usage get tickets according to their usage which …

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2 October 2008

Google Blog Search’s first ever update!

I am a big fan of Google Blog Search and after logging in this afternoon I thought I had clicked on the wrong bookmark by mistake. It looked so different. It looked like Google News, but toned down. It listed all these weird and wonderful statistics and I thought "Mmm, this is a good thing", here are some of my …

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2 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.4

There are many great sites out there, but here are a few that stand out for me. Work is work but you need a good laugh here and there, so here are a few sites that will have you chuckling. 1) Oddee: Great site for completely useless information, they always come up with the weirdest but yet most interesting TRUE …

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2 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.3

Ebay saves me money, so it has to be one of my favourite sites.  For those very few people who have never heard of them before, they are an internet auction site. For me, I get a cheap thrill from bargain hunting cheap computer cables and memory.  I also use this site for more than just shopping to satisfy my …

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2 October 2008

No next button in Live search!

It appears that the Live search page is a bit faulty this morning, when doing a search for something with a lot of matching results, there is no next button. I did a bit of digging and can’t figure this one out… I have tried various queries to try and get to the bottom of this strange phenomenon, it seems …

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2 October 2008

You Tube – Hot or Not

After a recent discussion around the hallowed tables of Tamar about rating images and videos that users send to sites, as luck would have it I came across an article on Google discussing the issue, but with an added twist. It states, "What if you could learn not just which of your videos are hot on the site, but which …

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