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Archive for the “Internet” Category
News team interview eccentric American lady about an attempted robbery at a petrol station = quite funny…
Take video, mix it about a bit and apply some autotune = pretty awesome…
Google is odd sometimes. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I knew Christmas must be on the way because I saw Cheese Footballs in Somerfields. I tagged that post with “cheese footballs” which in WordPress (the blogging platform that makes this all work) creates a page for all posts with that tag. Nothing strange about that but I happened to take a look at the stats for this blog today and spotted that I’d had a number of visits to that very page from people who’d arrived there by searching Google for “cheese footballs”. If you go to Google right now and type in “cheese footballs”, that tag page comes up 9th in the search results! Google thinks that my blog post where I made a passing reference to those cheesy 80s party snacks is the ninth most important page about them on the internet.
The only conclusion I can draw from that is that in the Venn diagram of “things people talk about on the internet” and “cheese footballs”, the intersection of the two circles is pretty small and I’m in it. I now have a slight urge to try to become the first result on Google. This post should have helped.
For some more Venn diagram fun, head over to Indexed. It’s funnier than it sounds.Tags: cheese footballs, google, venn diagrams
As part of their 10th birthday, it looks like Google are looking ahead to the changes that will benefit them and the rest of us in the next coming 10 years.
Two interesting things I spotted are:
I have my worries about the power that Google have but so far (like Spiderman) they seem to have shown they understand that with it comes a responsibility to use it to help make the world better (and encourage others to do so). I hope Google will keep on Doing No Evil and, better yet, Doing Some Good.Tags: google
As Google has climbed to its current dominant position, many have voiced concerns about just how much personal and identifiable information Google is able to collect about each one of us. It’s hard to argue that Google’s mission to organise the world’s information and the efficiency with which their search engine answers our most obscure questions are inherently bad for humanity. The concern is whether one company/entity should own and control so much information and whether that will one day lead to them owning and controlling us.
Of course there are those conspiracy theorists that say Google and the government are one and the same!Tags: google, Internet, Politics