In a way, social media’s circling us back to medieval times, when media “products” were never really finished – they were crowd-sourced, adaptive, and usually shared by their developers (minstrels and storytellers) in public spaces, from castles to villages. The makeup and mood of the crowd had a lot of impact on the content of […]
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Facebook unveiled its new, updated search tool today, TechCrunch and a massive number of other news outlets reported. Its name “Graph” is from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s term “social graph,” which means it’s Facebook’s version of social-network search – search personalized by algorithms to users’ own social circles. Yes, it competes with Google’s personalized search results […]
Google just added to its regular search results the posts, photos, etc. of your social circles, as they appear in Google+ (if you use it), YouTube, and other Google social products*. It’s called “Search, plus Your World.” Even though you and your kids can opt out entirely to get your Google searches back to the […]
A little info from the material side of this season…. USATODAY’s gift guide pulls together a collection of articles about everything from what gadgets you don’t want to bother with to Top 10 videogame picks for kids to apps to give or help yourself shop more efficiently. There are plenty of reviews of tempting digital […]
It’s a “thumbs up” button that goes with Google search – click, and you let your online public know which ads, articles, photos, etc. that turn up in your search results appeal to you.
1993: In a famous New Yorker cartoon, a dog at a computer says to his canine buddy looking up from the floor, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Fast-forward 13 years…. 2006: “On the Internet, EVERYBODY knows you’re a dog,” declares the subhead to a Michael Kinsley essay in which he wondered at […]
Google’s Buzz, which makes its Gmail much more social, didn’t get off to a great start, where kids’ privacy was concerned. But Google has made serious strides toward fixing that, and the “Buzz Teen Safety Tips” video it just put on YouTube takes 2 minutes to show you what I mean. If your teens are […]