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When the public is searching for information about prominent politicians online, one of the most common things looked for is their Twitter account – so says the data from search engine giant Google. Chances are you’ve noticed that as you start typing a search term into Google’s search box, it tries to guess what you [...]
Five stories you shouldn't miss: email on steroids, cheaper holiday money, new ways of seeing movies and more
Cross-posted from the MHP Communications blog, my monthly round-up of five stories to read: Welcome to the latest monthly collection of 5 weblinks that you shouldn’t miss, put together by the Digital Leadership Group at Engine. Thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions this month. Rapportive: integrating social media with email http://bit.ly/h7n3RJ Integrating information from different social […]
No, this isn’t a plot from a political satire but it’s a bona fide news story: An error on Google Maps has caused an international conflict in Central America. A Nicaraguan military commander, relying on Google Maps, moved troops into an area near San Juan Lake along the border between his country and Costa Rica.* [...]
The internet has changed in many ways over the last six years, broadening its international reach and with a far more diverse range of uses. That change is neatly illustrated by comparing the select list of sites that had a Google Pagerank* of 10 back in 2004 and those that do now. Here’s the 2004 […]
Donald Rumsfeld is a clever man. His actions have frequently been highly controversial. And he often came up with phrases that were both barmy and yet had some sense hidden inside them. Google boss Eric Schmidt increasingly reminds me of Rumsfeld. Also smart. Also controversial. And he says things such as: He predicts, apparently seriously, […]
Welcome to a series where old posts are revived for a second outing for reasons such as their subject has become topical again, they have aged well but were first posted when the site’s readership was only a tenth or less of what it is currently or they got published and the site crashed, hiding [...]
Google (and advertisers who use Google) can target adverts at you based on what content you’ve looked at online. It’s done via a cookie – a small file placed on your computer – that then lets Google record the sorts of sites you visit. Google has various privacy and security rules in place (e.g. it […]
Take a look at this. To you it may be a smudge, but to the eagled-eyed politico it’s Google Street View showing a political campaign poster (for the Burnley Liberal Democrats’ campaign to save the local hospital). Is this the first time a political campaign poster has been caught on Google Street View?
There isn't space on a Google Adwords advert to put in an election imprint. So what happens if you run the adverts without an imprint? A case in Florida has put this to the test.