Posts Tagged ‘google’
Hi my name is Erin and I’m a Googleaholic.
I hate to give up my secret, but I pretty much Google everything.
Any questions, random thoughts, names of people I meet, seriously everything. Unfortunately, as everyone thinks I’m super brilliant (thanks to Google) they come to me with all of their questions. Now I don’t mind being the smarty pants, but really if you don’t know how to find out answers to simple questions then the rest of your life will be extremely difficult.
So for those people who ask the annoyingly simple questions I can now find their answers with Let Me Google That For You. Check it out for yourself. The site creates a URL (or a tiny URl if you want to be sneaky) of you typing in the search term. So when someone asks you “Hey when is Talk Like A Pirate Day” you can send them here. Arrgg
As Google continues to slowly take over our lives and do everything we could ever image something to do, they’ve released a 411 service.
Just dial from any phone for a Google based voice recognition directory. I hate voice recognitin anything. While I’m normally an early adopter and technology lover, I will scream ‘Help’ and pound on the 0 key to be connected to a real live person on any answering service.
Google’s voice reconition is better than the few other services I’ve tried (5-1-1 traffic is especially heinous) and it pulls data directly from the Google Maps database. I tested it for our clients and they all are within the first round of businesses within thier category (automotive, credit unions, etc).
But really, I only call 411 when I’m driving around lost. Even then I tend to go online rather then dial 411. I wonder how long until they monetize it with some advertising or featured listings….
In a study posted on the Future Lab Blog, 70% of ads on Ads of the World posted in the last 4 months, did not include a URL. The article continues to rant about how ads should contain a URL by default in todays advertising world; I totally disagree.
If you Google me are any of the results actually me?
When we hired a new addition to the agency…I immediately ran the candidates names through Facebook, Google and Addictomatic to find about more about them. I won’t divulge the dirt, but it made me think about what online dirt is out there on my name that is not really me.
My name is pretty standard, so I’m not surprised that when I search for myself there are plenty of results and I am not one of them. Addictomatic returns some of my blog posts and tweets, but most of the listings are the other hundreds that share my name.
I spent yesterday afternoon testing out Chrome and have started my brief review. If you are currently working off of Firefox the differences are subtle; if you’re still on IE then it’ll be a big update for you.
What I like:
1) Pop-up blocker lets you easily retrieve pop-ups without having to go into your settings to allow pop-ups for the page and then reload.
2) Start screen is a snapshot of my most frequently visited pages, which I love!
3) Streamlined look condensed tool bar with the same bookmarking feature of Firefox.
4) Search Bar is really similar to the Firefox Awesome bar which is one of my favorite features of Firefox.
What still needs to be improved:
I’m testing it and will let you know what I think
I hate being deined beta access.
The new Google browser, Chrome, goes into Beta testing today. I hope I can snag an invite, if the site goes live again.