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Keeping up with the googlebots spring 2012 edition

Keeping up with the Googlebots (Spring 2012 Edition) the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0

a presentation by

Patrick Douglas Crispen, Ed.D.

NetSquirrel.com


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Pencils down! the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0

  • Instead of scribbling down everything I say, just visit http://netsquirrel.com/ when you get home.

  • This is my personal Web site and it contains free, zipped copies of most of my PowerPoint presentations – including this one.

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Google s new privacy policy
Google’s New Privacy Policy

When you use any of Google’s tools, the information they collect includes:

  • Information you give Google (e.g., personal information from your Google account)

  • Information Google collects from your use of their services (e.g., your device information, your queries, your location)


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Google’s New Privacy Policy

  • On March 1, 2012, Google began collating user data across all 60 of its sites.

  • Google plans to take all the data it has about you and use that to ‘bias’ your search results and advertisements.

  • “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” -- Matthew 13:42


The way the internet works
The Way the Internet Works

  • Every Internet site you visit collects information about you. Every one.

  • Theses sites aggregate your data with everyone else’s and uses that to “monetize” the sites – to make money.

  • Internet tools and sites are free because someone else (usually advertisers) pays your way in exchange for their getting an opportunity to advertise to you.

  • This is a fundamental, universal truth.


I m okay with this

Now for the controversial part:

I’m okay with this.


Google dashboard
Google Dashboard

  • Still concerned?

  • Google Dashboard shows you what Google knows about you.

  • When you go to your Dashboard you’ll find a single page where you can see the various Google products you use with your account and what’s stored in them, along with easy access to the product-specific controls.

google.com/dashboard


Google ads preferences manager
Google Ads Preferences Manager

  • Google Ads Preferences Manager lets you to view and edit the information that Google uses to show you interest-based ads on websites in Google’s ad network.

  • Your interests are associated with an advertising cookie that’s stored in your browser.

  • Using Ads Preferences Manager you can edit the categories associated with this cookie

google.com/ads/preferences/


Managing search personalization
Managing Search Personalization

  • To disable history-based search customizations while you’re signed in, you need to remove Web History from your Google Account.

  • Go to google.com/history

  • Click Remove all web history.

  • You can also choose to remove certain entries or pause your web history.

google.com/history


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Managing Search Personalization

  • If you are not logged in, Google customizes your search experience based on past search history that’s linked to a cookie on your browser.

  • To disable that, logout of Google.

  • Then go to google.com/history/optout

  • Click Disable customizations based on search activity.

google.com/history/optout


Google takeout
Google Takeout

  • Google also offers a free service that lets you download all of your content from Google, including

    • Google Plus +1’s and Circles

    • Contacts

    • Google Docs

    • Picasa Web Albums (?)

    • Your Google Profile

  • All of your data is converted into portable and open formats.

google.com/takeout/


For more info good to know
For More Info: Good to Know

  • For in-depth information about Google’s privacy settings, policies, and practices written in plain English, check out Google’s Good to Know Site.

  • Google’s Good to Know campaign also aims to help people stay safe on the Internet and manage the information they share online.

www.google.com/goodtoknow/


New google sites
New google …SITES


Google play
Google Play

  • Android Marketplace, Google eBookstore, Google Music have been combined into a new platform-agnostic site named “Google Play.”

  • Media and app purchases are stored on the cloud and can be accessed from any browser or Android device.

  • It’s Google’s answer to iTunes and iCloud… only without any software to install.

play.google.com/store


Google play continued
Google Play (continued)

  • You can purchase, store, and/or upload up to 20,000 songs (just like the old music.google.com service).

  • Google Play has “world’s largest selection of eBooks”

    • Audiobooks may be coming soon.

  • There is no movie upload capability, but you can rent and play moves (cheaply).

  • Rumor has it that Google Play will add cross-platform games in the future.

play.google.com/music


Coming soon google drive
Coming Soon (?): Google Drive

  • Google has been working on it own cloud storage solution a la Dropbox.

  • Industry insiders predict that Google Drive will let you store files on Google’s servers, access those files from any platform, and share or collaborate with others.

  • On February 9, 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google Drive (or GDrive) will

    • launch in the coming weeks or months, and

    • be free for most consumers and businesses (with additional pricing for more storage)


Google offers
Google Offers

  • A few months after Groupon turned down Google’s $6BN buyout offer in early 2011, Google launched their own deal-of-the-day website.

  • You receive an email with a deal that lasts for 24 hours.

  • The deals are valid no matter how many people participate.

  • Google Offers has been slow to roll out, but Google intends to localize the deals to major North American markets.

google.com/offers


A google a day
A Google A Day

  • Much like the Internet Hunts of yore, AGoogleADay.com is a daily trivia puzzle that tests your searching ability.

  • Click Submit > Show answer for information on how to find the answer.



Google preferences
Google Preferences

  • Google has updated its preferences page.

  • If you have logged in with your Google account, you can use this page to modify your settings for

    • SafeSearch

    • Google Instant

    • Personal Results

  • You can also modify Google’s default language as well as your location.

www.google.com/preferences


Google voice search in chrome
Google Voice Search (in Chrome)

  • Google has been working on voice search for a while (e.g., GOOG-411, Google Mobile App)

  • On June 14, 2011, Google embedded voice search into Chrome.

  • Click the microphone button and speak your search term or phrase.


Search by image in chrome
Search by Image (in Chrome)

  • Google Goggles is a visual search application that lets you search the web by taking a picture with your Android’s or iPhone’s camera.

  • Google Goggles is now built into Chrome.

  • Go to images.google.com and drag-and-drop or upload your image.

  • Also available as a Chrome and Firefox extension.


Advanced search has moved
Advanced Search Has Moved

  • Google has kind of hidden Advanced Search.

  • To find it, do a regular search and then click on the gear.

  • Choose Advanced Search.

www.google.com/advanced_search


Advanced search benefits
Advanced Search Benefits

  • Advanced Search lets you narrow searches by language, last update, usage rights, and more.

  • Remember: these are one-off settings; Google does not store them for future searches.


Advanced search reading level
Advanced Search: Reading Level

  • Annotate results with reading level

  • ‘Basic’ = elementary level texts

  • ‘Intermediate’ = more advanced texts

  • ‘Advanced’ = you have got to be kidding

www.google.com/advanced_search


Recipes
Recipes

  • Search for an ingredient, food, or event and then click ‘Recipes’.

  • You can then refine your search by additional ingredients, cooking time, and even calories.


More search tools
More Search Tools

  • On the results page, click “More search tools”.

  • This gives you more search options including

    • Sites with images

    • Related searches

    • Translated foreign pages


Refine your searches by location
Refine Your Searches by Location

  • Click “nearby” to limit results to pages that are … well … nearby.

  • You can choose to see results either near your default location or near a custom location.

  • You can also narrow results to the city, region, or state level.


Additional options
Additional Options

  • ‘Sites with images’ displays a handful of images per hit.

  • ‘Related Searches’ shows sites that are related to your original search term.

  • ‘Translated foreign pages’ looks for hits on pages written in languages other than English and then translates those pages for you.


Google verbatim
Google Verbatim

Verbatim disables Google's spelling corrections and Google no longer replaces some of your keywords with synonyms (e.g., television / TV), similar terms (e.g., buy flowers / send flowers), and words with the same stem (e.g., fixing / fix)



Chromevox
ChromeVox

  • ChromeVox is a a free screen reader extension for the Chrome browser.

www.chromevox.com


Zygote body
Zygote Body

  • Formerly a Google Labs project, Zygote Body is a web application that renders manipulable 3D anatomical models of the human body.

  • Requires a browser that supports WebGL (e.g., Chrome, Firefox).

  • Caution: The site can be a bit slow at times.

zygotebody.com


Google doodles and search stories
Google Doodles and Search Stories

  • Valentines Day 2012

    • http://youtu.be/WTGUjRJiqik

  • Freddy Mercury’s 65th Birthday

    • http://youtu.be/Xe0gIFxYhrk

  • Parisian Love

    • http://youtu.be/nnsSUqgkDwU

  • Brother and Sister

    • http://youtu.be/Fy5LGfZgv04


Google wallet
Google Wallet

  • Google Wallet is a mobile payment system that lets you store credit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards on certain mobile phones.

  • The phones use near field communication and PINs to make payments at MasterCard PayPass- or Visa payWave- enabled cash registers.


Google public dns
Google Public DNS

code.google.com/speed/public-dns

  • One cause of slow page loads, especially on complex web pages, is slow DNS lookups.

  • Google has made their incredibly speedy DNS servers available to the public at no cost.

  • For more information, visit code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

  • Note: I would not recommend this for travelers—some hotel connections require you to use the hotel’s DNS.


Youtube
Youtube


Youtube and creative commons
YouTube and Creative Commons

http://youtube.com/

Modify your search term so that it ends with a comma followed by a space and the word creativecommons

mitosis, creativecommons

Alternative

Conduct a regular YouTube search

Click Filter > Creative Commons


Youtube html5 beta
YouTube HTML5 Beta

youtube.com/html5

If you have an extremely up-to-date browser, you can choose to use the HTML5 player instead of the Flash player for most YouTube videos.

The site will let you know if your browser can handle this.

This is an opt-in beta trial, so expect some bugs.

NEW: h.264 encoding (in addition to WebM)


Youtube leanback
YouTube Leanback

youtube.com/leanback

  • Designed for large screens [e.g., televisions], YouTube leanback autoplays videos in full screen and HD (when available).

  • Looking for the search box? Just start typing.

  • Press the down arrow on your keyboard to browse.



Google url shortener
Google URL Shortener

goo.gl

Paste a long URL in the box.

Google will convert that URL to a goo.gl shortcut.

Add .qr to the end of any goo.gl-shortened URL to convert it into a QR code.


Google moderator
Google Moderator

google.com/moderator

Google Moderator is a free tool that allows distributed communities to submit and vote on questions for talks, presentations, and events.

Participants vote on whether or not the questions are ‘good.’

Moderator automatically tallies the votes and displays the best questions first.


Life photo archive
LIFE Photo Archive

  • Millions of photographs from the LIFE archive are now included in Google Image Search.

  • Browse the archive directly or add source:life to limit your search to the LIFE archive

http://images.google.com/hosted/life


Google translate
Google Translate

translate.google.com

  • Enter your text, document, or URL in the text box and Google will [attempt to] translate that text into another language.

  • Supports over 50 languages, including Latin.

  • Also available for Android and iPhone: Live audio translation.


Google help
Google Help

google.com/support

Google now has a unified help center, categorized by activity [e.g., “searching, shopping, and browsing the web”]

The search box at the top of the help center is actually a custom search engine that searches most Google sites.



Requiescat in pace
Requiescat in Pace

  • Web-only alerts from Google Alerts (June 2010)

  • Google Wave (August 2010)

  • Google 411 (Nov 2010)

  • Google Labs (2011)

  • Picnik (2012)

  • Google Desktop (?)

FreeFoto.com



Google announcements
Google Announcements

For more information about what’s new and what’s next at Google, I recommend visiting the following sites:

  • Google Newwww.google.com/newproducts

  • Google Labslabs.google.com

  • Google Bloggoogleblog.blogspot.com

  • Google Operating Systemgooglesystem.blogspot.com


Where s the handout
Where’s the Handout?

  • Looking for the handout that accompanies this presentation?

  • Just go to http://netsquirrel.com/ and look in the “PowerPoint Files” section.

  • There you will find a free, zipped copy of this PowerPoint presentation that has been licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.


Keeping up with the googlebots spring 2012 edition1

Keeping up with the Googlebots …(Spring 2012 Edition)

a presentation by

Patrick Douglas Crispen, Ed.D.

NetSquirrel.com


This work is licensed by Patrick Crispen to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. All other rights reserved.


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