Posts tagged search

One little letter can mean a whole world of difference in search results. via paperandparticles:

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?



So, me being me, I couldn’t let this stand unexplained and looked into the data on Google Books. The one 19th century citation for “Pokemon” appears to be A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries by the English lexicographer Sir William Smith. Was he a Time Lord, perhaps an alias of The Doctor? Sorry, but no. It turns out that this was just a simple OCR error in scanning. Google’s optical character recognition just misinterpreted the name of Polemon, a Roman client king who governed part of Greek Anatolia in the 1st century BCE, as Pokemon.

One little letter can mean a whole world of difference in search results. via paperandparticles:

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

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So, me being me, I couldn’t let this stand unexplained and looked into the data on Google Books. The one 19th century citation for “Pokemon” appears to be A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries by the English lexicographer Sir William Smith

Was he a Time Lord, perhaps an alias of The Doctor? Sorry, but no. It turns out that this was just a simple OCR error in scanning. Google’s optical character recognition just misinterpreted the name of Polemon, a Roman client king who governed part of Greek Anatolia in the 1st century BCE, as Pokemon.

Mapping America’s interest in porn in each state, by search terms and average duration per visit

Mapping America’s interest in porn in each state, by search terms and average duration per visit

One way to improve your Google search results…

One way to improve your Google search results…

Modern poetry, for the auto-complete generation
via mediametrics:

googlepoet:

www.googlepoetics.com

So many questions, so many Google search results.

Modern poetry, for the auto-complete generation

via mediametrics:

googlepoet:

www.googlepoetics.com

So many questions, so many Google search results.

Surfacing some potential privacy concerns in Facebook’s new Graph search, via actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

Surfacing some potential privacy concerns in Facebook’s new Graph search, via actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

Because “Matt Hurst Reblogs”, and gives credit wherever it’s due…

via gingerhaze:

kevinwada:

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

sarapsys:

posting without a source is unfortunately pretty common, but it doesn’t have to be.  with a few minutes of hunting, you can make sure the artists you like get credit for their work! :)  hope this is helpful.

It’s not hard folks.

-Do not erase the source from posts

-Don’t post anything you don’t know the source of

-Don’t reblog art that does not have a proper source linked to it

-If you must post sourceless art, please be generous and hunt for its source. 

The more you know…..*shooting star*

PAY ATTENTION KIDS. Be considerate of the people who make things for you to look at.

Yelp offers up doublespeak about Google

via cnnmoneytech:

In its filing for an initial public stock offering on Thursday, Yelp filled up its “risk factors” section with Google-related words of caution.

Most of the warnings pertain to how much Yelp relies on Google for its business.

“Google in particular is the most significant source of traffic…