An interesting tool from Google asks users to play a game where you and another player earn points by both correctly tagging images.
It’s an interesting way for Google to get its audience to help it better understand images.
I bet Sergey Brin is beside himself with excitement today, as Google launches its first Russian language blog.
It’s a riveting read, with algorithmic insights such as…
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We even learn how to get out of the Sandbox…
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“People have always enjoyed finding their own home on Google Earth and now they can see where they’ll be laying down their beach towel or enjoying aprÃ¨s ski before they fly,” said Obi Felton, Google’s head of consumer marketing.
I hope they’ve censored some of those southern France beaches. Zoom too close and you might see some unexpected peaks, and I’m not talking about the Alps either.
Perhaps Danny Sullivan should look at a new conference titled, MySpace Strategies, as news comes that the social networking site created more retail traffic than MSN Search!
The Hitwise report puts Yahoo! as the source of 4.69 percent of traffic to online retail sites, MySpace as 2.53 percent and MSN search at 2.33 percent for the week ending August 26th. Google leads the pack at 14.93 percent.
Obviously Google has the inside track, with their recently announced deal with the company. But what does this tell us about the feasibility of all the social networks popping-up? According to TechCrunch, it tells us a lot…
AP is reporting a judge in Brazil has ordered Google to hand over user information of some Orkut users.
Federal Judge Jose Marcos Lunardelli gave Google Brazil 15 days to release information needed to identify individuals accused of using Orkut to spread child pornography and engage in hate speech against blacks, Jews and homosexuals.
Federal prosecutors claim they’ve requested the information on 38 different occassions without response. Google’s arguing that it doesn’t store any user information at its Brazilian office. The judge is not convinced…
But Lunardelli dismissed that argument on Thursday, writing in his decision that “it is not relevant that the data are stored in the United States, since all the photographs and messages being investigated were published by Brazilians, through Internet connection in national territory.”
If you’ve ever watched TV in England, you’ll know that soft porn is pretty easy to find – Channel 4 on a Saturday night should be your top target. So it’s not entirely surprising that those porn-obsessed Brits having driven Flickr to the #1 spot for UK photography sites.
As HitWise explains…
A quick analysis of Flickr’s clickstream and search terms led me to the conclusion that Flickr has grown through good SEO and specifically searches for soft-porn…the top terms sending visits to Flickr are searches for the brand (“flickr”, “flickr.com” and “flicker”) and soft porn terms (“boobs”, “transvestite” and “nudity” to name a few tame terms).
Via SEW – who picked-up the story so fast, that we suspect they have custom RSS feeds for any news that mention “boobs”.
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