For those of you not in Silicon Valley (like me), this is a billboard is part of a hiring strategy that Google is using to find "only the smartest engineers". Google Blog
Peter Kaminski: Irrational? Transcendental! Peter points out that the number Google choose as the amount they would raise in the IPO could have a not-so-hidden meaning: Wow! Reading Bambi Francisco's CBS MarketWatch article, I see that Google chose to raise $2,718,281,828 in their IPO. Why such an irrational (wink, wink) number? It turns out that 2.718281828... (...and an infinite number of digits after that) is 'e', the base of the natural logarithm. Because it can't be expressed as a ratio of... Continue Reading
Scribbling.net - Help the Googlebot understand your web site Nice summary of how to design a site that plays well with the Googlebot.
This article on News.com describes how and why Google may be testing the waters with a new Social Networking site:Orkut.com "Orkut is an online trusted community Web site designed for friends. The main goal of our service is to make the social life of yourself and your friends more active and stimulating," according to the Web site, which states that the service is "in affiliation with Google." Via: Ryze Blogs and Bloggers PS- Invitation is required for membership- if you're a member- invite... Continue Reading
As you may know, the Google search box can take you directly to some resources, based on the words you use to search. These are called look-ups. A couple of basics: define: (insert word) will take you to a page of definitions link: (insert domain) will list all the pages linking to that site Entering an address (street and city) will provide Yahoo!/Mapquest Maps at the top of the page. Aaron Swartz recently posted a list of new look-ups. These are pretty handy, in my opinion... Google... Continue Reading
What's Your Google Number While I'm on this Google stuff, I wanted to post this article by Valdis Krebs. Valdis created InFlow, which is a social network analysis tool. Basically, go to Google and search for your name in double quotation marks. In the blue bar, you'll see a number that represents the results that include your name. Of course, there are false positives and people with popular names have issues, but it's fun to do. Valdis even provides this scale for understanding your number... Continue Reading