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18
Mar

Your next social network could pay you for posting

Posted by on in Market Research
Social networking is one of the most popular online activities, used by 73% of online adults in the UK, according to Ofcom, and there have been concerns raised about the kind of power that this puts in the hands of tech companies like Facebook. Jelena Dzakula,... Continue reading
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18
Mar

The hidden human labour behind search engine algorithms

Posted by on in Search Engines
Everybody knows that search engines use algorithms, but few know how these work and who builds them. Paško Bilić, Research Associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb, Croatia, writes here about the layers of human labour behind Google’s algorithms and their... Continue reading
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09
Mar

“What The Hell Do We Do With LinkedIn?!” (Final Answer)

Posted by on in Others
Even if you're a social media whiz, LinkedIn can defy understanding. After all, it's not like other social networks. Although it's now got a lot more "social" in its features, and has recently refreshed parts of its interface so it looks... Continue reading
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24
Feb

How to get the best results from research tools: Google.com

Posted by on in Search Engines
In the age of digital journalism, advanced online search techniques are becoming requisite skills for successful careers in journalism. With hundreds of millions of sites indexed, Google is undoubtedly the most powerful search engine, but it’s easy to miss out on... Continue reading
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24
Feb

Research Techniques for Creating Killer Blog Content

Posted by on in Internet Research
You are small business owner attempting to do the job of a blogger. Or perhaps you are a staff member who’s been assigned the blogging responsibilities for your company. In either case, it’s easy to become exasperated by blogging after doing... Continue reading
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09
Feb

Dueling Statistics: How Much of the Internet Is Porn?

Posted by on in Internet Search
In the hilarious Broadway musical, Avenue Q, an R-rated send-up of Sesame Street, one of the puppet characters strikes it rich in online porn and leads the cast in the show’s most rollicking song, “The Internet Is For Porn.” Is it? That depends.... Continue reading
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09
Feb

Should you be allowed to delete yourself from the internet?

Posted by on in Internet Privacy
What if a search of your name leads to things you don't want anyone to see? That's the dilemma facing a 30-year-old woman in New York who has fallen victim to revenge porn. The anonymous woman - who we'll call Ms... Continue reading
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03
Feb

5 Advantages to Yandex over Google in Russia

Posted by on in Search Engines
Before Larry Page and Sergey Brin ever founded Google, Ilya Segalovich and Arkady Volozh had already created Yandex, currently Russia’s largest search engine. Google focused on calculating the PageRank of websites, and Yandex’s ranking algorithm took into account the distance between words and... Continue reading
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03
Feb

Google vs. Bing? Which One Are Your Customers Using?

Posted by on in Search Engines
People often ask us if we recommend Google or Bing – or both, for their pay-per-click advertising campaigns. It’s a good question, as different types of people use different search engines, so it all depends where you’re most likely to reach your... Continue reading
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26
Jan

Ringing in 2017 with updates to our Google Voice apps

Posted by on in Search Engines
The first thing you’ll notice about the updated Google Voice apps is a cleaner, more intuitive design that keeps everything organized. Your inbox now has separate tabs for text messages, calls and voicemails. Conversations stay in one continuous thread, so you... Continue reading
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26
Jan

Silence speaks louder than words when finding malware

Posted by on in Internet Privacy
In Android Security, we're constantly working to better understand how to make Android devices operate more smoothly and securely. One security solution included on all devices with Google Play is Verify apps. Verify apps checks if there are Potentially Harmful Apps... Continue reading
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26
Jan

A journey to the bottom of the internet

Posted by on in Internet Search
Depending on where you are right now, these words may have just zoomed thousands of miles, across the bottom of several oceans, at nearly the speed of light, to reach your screen. Yes. The. Internet. Is. Magic. A few of months... Continue reading
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26
Jan

Labeling fact-check articles in Google News

Posted by on in Search Engines
Over the last several years, fact checking has come into its own. Led by organizations like the International Fact-Checking Network, rigorous fact checks are now conducted by more than 100 active sites, according to the Duke University Reporter’s Lab. They collectively produce many... Continue reading
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26
Jan

Knowledge for everyone

Posted by on in Others
Editor's note: Earlier today, Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, spoke to a crowd at Paris's Sciences Po about innovation, Google's commitment to Europe and our ongoing collaboration with journalists and publishers, the Digital News Initiative. His speech is pasted in full below.... Continue reading
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26
Jan

Google Media Tools: a new intersection for newsgathering

Posted by on in Search Engines
The New York Times used Google+ Hangouts to interview U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about Syria’s chemical weapons. The Weather Channel used Google Earth to illustrate the damage of Superstorm Sandy through dramatic before and after satellite images and live YouTube video. And Svenska... Continue reading
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