Tag Archives: Consumer

An Inside Look At China's Internet Population

Deborah Fallows, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Internet & American Life Project, has just published a fascinating report detailing the demographics of Chinese internet users. Deb, an American currently living in Shanghai, notes that “there are now an estimated 137 million internet users in China, second in number only to the …

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Google Health To Create The Personal Health Record?

Taking the temperature on Google Health from News.com has Vince Kuraitis, principal and founder of healthcare consultants Better Health Technologies, predicting that Google will develop a personal health record. Right now, health records for an individual reside in many locations and it is rare for the patient to know all …

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Tell Matt About Your Google Web Search Bugs

Notice a bug in the Google web search results? If so, Matt Cutts wants you to report them to him on his blog. There is one big rule, Matt said: I only want to see specific queries that seem to show bugs, and the more concisely you can explain something, …

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Everyscape Taking A Social Approach To Building The '3-D Web'

Immersive 3-D mapping site Everyscape, which will formally launch this fall, has announced “The People’s World Project” which seeks to involve the community in voting for the next cities that EveryScape builds out. The company plans to launch with photorealistic, 3-D environments for 10 US metropolitan areas, five of which …

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Yahoo Shortcuts For Sale?

Scott Hendison found an interesting Yahoo Shortcut that appears to have been sold. A search on special k at Yahoo Search returns this Yahoo Shortcut, which contains the Special K logo: This was submitted to Sphinn, where Danny Sullivan said: It’s kind of disturbing, really. If this is a paid …

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Microsoft Monday: Today's Google Free Alternative

As part of our Google Free Mondays series this month, today is the day to try Microsoft’s Windows Live. Wait, wasn’t it Google Free Fridays this month? Yes, but I changed it to Mondays. And why do we hate Google so much we’re telling people not to use it? We …

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Of Permanent Value: Archiving The Web

I love working for Ask.com as Director of Online Information Resources and also compiling and editing ResourceShelf and DocuTicker. Yes, it’s a busy life but I’m very fortunate to do what I love and even get paid for it. The challenge, as least as I see it, is writing on …

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Superpages Adds Video To Local Search Site

Superpages becomes the second major local search destination to add video advertising after Citysearch did so recently (in partnership with TurnHere). Other local search and yellow pages sites with video include DexKnows (published by RH Donnelley), Smalltown, SavoyNewYork and MojoPages. And there are an increasing number of travel sites that …

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Search Suggestions On Steroids: Yahoo Search Assist

I chuckled a bit over the buzz Yahoo got when they launched Yahoo Search Suggest earlier this month because I knew something even better was coming: Yahoo Search Assist. Finally, it’s going live and in the wild for lucky people who are selected at random for testing. If all goes …

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