I found this awesome infograph about ‘how finding stuff on the internet became a $20 Billion industry‘. Here is the History of search engine on the web.
OpenBook is created by engineers Will Moffat, Peter Burns and James Home. It is a Facebook status search engine. If you head over to the OpenBook, you will get to search everybody’s status(according to their privacy) with a particular keyword.
The results are displayed with a profile photo, linked to the user facebook profile, the time at which it was updated and the location. OpenBook uses the Facebook Search API to pull/gather public information from all over Facebook. If you want, you can consider OpenBook as one the future of Summize.com (Twitter’s public Search engine).
So, be carefull of what you post on your facebook status, or share with friends! Its not private anymore
The goal of the creators of this site is to get Facebook torestore the privacy back to its users, so that their site “cannot operate.”. In simple terms, OpenBook works on because of “Facebook’s privacy defects..”.!
[Via PCworld ]
It’s already been more than a year since Microsoft’s deal to outright acquire Yahoo…. Now, the focus is on Microsoft’s new search engine – Bing – becoming the search provider on Yahoo.com, which would combine to give the companies a more formidable rival to Google (Google), at least in terms of market share and ad inventory. AdAge reports that a deal “is likely to be announced this week” that would give Microsoft roughly 30 percent share of the online search market.
How does it work? Here is the structure:
“Yahoo would be allowed to sell search ads on Bing.com as well as its own site, giving it more search inventory to sell and making it a bigger player in the search sales front. It would also immediately be able to save millions by not having to maintain its own search infrastructure. The latest terms of the deal underscore Microsoft’s devotion to developing and owning technology vs. selling media.”
For Microsoft, though, the struggle against Google becomes more intense. The combined search market share of Yahoo and Microsoft still is half what Google has, and the fact that Wednesday’s Yahoo pact is smaller in scope than some earlier possible incarnations means Microsoft has that much more hard work before it.
The company clearly wants to make a third big business out of its online operations to complement its Windows and Office cash cows. Getting Yahoo’s search technology and Web site traffic gives it a better stronghold but by no means a victory.
Here are some FAQ’s about the deal:
- Self-serve advertising for both companies will go through Microsoft’s AdCenter platform.
- Microsoft’s BingBingBing will now be the search engine on all Yahoo sites.
- Yahoo will provide the relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.
- Each company will maintain its own separate display advertising business.
- Microsoft will compensate Yahoo through a revenue sharing agreement on traffic generated on Yahoo’s network.
- The term of the agreement is 10 years.
All the best microhoo is all I got to say!!
A brand new Twitter homepage. It’s new, it’s very blue, and it’s all about search. In fact, from the looks of it Twitter has decided to take the simple and straightforward front page route, centered around search. Gone are any attempts to explain Twitter, or a link to the Twitter in Plain in English video. Instead, the Twitter homepage features a big search box, along with popular topics right now, over the past day, and from this week.
Here is a before and after screenshot of twitter home page.
The fresh new look is big departure from the previous homepage. I’m Wondering if look changes will make their way into the rest of the Twitter experience.
To check out for yourself, just head to twitter.com. Share your thoughts in comments below.
Facebook to roll out its new search results that will continue to include people’s profiles, Facebook Pages, groups and applications, and some entirely new Search features. With the test, you will be able to search your News Feed for the most recent status updates, photos, links, videos and notes being shared by your friends and the Facebook Pages of which you’re a fan.
You will also be able to search for status updates, posted links and notes in Search from people who have chosen to make their profile and content available to everyone.
So the question now is, what does all this mean for a normal Facebook user like you and me?
It means anything you typed\shared with friends is not private anymore if you haven’t selected the right privacy settings on Facebook. And all your info can be found by a simple Facebook search in the future.
Since Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with a new type of search that could actually make it a social search alternative to Google, Bing and other major search engines.
Stay safe and choose your privacy properly. Here is how you can set your data as private on Facebook:
Facebook’s search feature searches status updates, links, notes, photos, and videos, and it can search both your friends and anybody who has a public profile. This puts it in direct competition with Twitter’s realtime search of public messages and a realtime threat to your Facebook information if you haven’t chosen the right privacy settings.
Bing – Another search engine by Microsoft but this one is Good!! Now that Bing’s around for some time and is available for everyone to use, here are some quick tips and tricks that will help you do more with Bing.com and to know your search engine better.
1. Bing helps you search the Web, Images, Videos, News, Maps & more…
- Web searches:
All web searches have a “related searches” on the left side of the page. This gives you the recent & related searches that most people are commonly looking for. What’s more, you can also save the search results if you have signed into the Hotmail, Messenger, Xbox LIVE accounts right from the Bing search pages!!
- Image searches:
If you have a Facebook account and have set your privacy settings as public then don’t be fascinated to find your photo on the top of the list of Bing results. And yes, Bing also gives you many image search options like Size, Layout, Color, Style and People.
Size: allows you to filter image size types. For example small, medium, large, wallpaper sized images
Layout: filters Square, wide, tall
Color: Color images black & white images
Style: Photograph, illustration
People: just faces, head & shoulders & other.
- Video searches:
Best thing about Bing video searches is it lets you play the videos right from the Bing search window. If you only want to watch the preview of the video all you need to do is just move the mouse of the video show on the search results page.
Even the video search on Bing gives you filter options like length, screen size, resolution and source of the videos, which is really cool.
- News, Maps & More (more includes search trends):
Just like Google, Bing also provides the latest news results from all over the world and local results for the search terms and maps.
Bing has an additional feature called xRank, where you can see who and what everyone’s searching for most . This feature is something likeGoogle trends but here you can search for your favorite celebrities and compare them together .
2. Always use Bing worldwide for your searches, instead of the local search.
To explore the full version of Bing, go to this page and set English – US as your default region. You can now enjoy all the Bing features from anywhere (Global search results).
3. Add Bing to track Stock market.
Add Bing to your default search engine list on IE or Firefox!
4. Save and Email search results
With Bing, you can save your search history on to a local folder inside Bing or to your Windows Skydrive account. Alternatively, you may send your search queries to a friend via email or publish them on your Facebook wall via Bing. You’ll need Silverlight to share queries in Bing.
5. RSS Feeds of Search Results
Unlike Google or Yahoo, Bing offers RSS feeds for their web search results that you can subscribe to inside any feed reader. Your browser should be able to auto-detect the RSS feed of Bing pages or you can append &format=rss to any Bing search URL and convert it into a feed.
This RSS feature is only available for Web searches and currently not available for Image or Video search in Bing.
6. Bing quick search keywords:
Bing (and Live Search) supports a unique “contains” search operator that lets you find web pages that contain links to particular file types. Advanced keywords in Bing can give you better search results so that you find only what you want. Use the following keywords to help limit and focus your searches. Here are few keywords and examples.
Contains: – To search for websites that contain links to Microsoft Windows Media Audio (.wma) files, type music contains:wma.
Filetype: – To find reports created in PDF format, type your subject, followed by filetype:pdf.
Inanchor: or inbody: or intitle: – To find webpages that contain msn in the anchor, and the terms spaces and magog in the body, type inanchor:msn inbody:spaces inbody:magog.
Ip: – Type IP:188.8.131.52.
Language: – To see webpages only in English about antiques, type “antiques” language:en.
Loc: or location: – To see webpages about sculpture from the U.S. or Great Britain, type sculpture (loc:US OR loc:GB). For a list of language codes that you can use with Bing, see Country, region, and language codes.
Prefer: – To find results about football but that primarily pertain to the organization, type football prefer:organization.
Site: – To see webpages about heart disease from the BBC or CNN websites, type “heart disease” (site:bbc.co.uk OR site:cnn.com).
To find webpages about the PC version of Halo on the Microsoft website, type site:www.microsoft.com/games/pc halo.
Feed: – To find RSS or Atom feeds about football, type feed:football.
Hasfeed: – To find webpages on the New York Times website that contain RSS or Atom feeds, type site:www.nytimes.com hasfeed:football.
Url: – To verify that the Microsoft domain is in the index, type url:microsoft.com.
Google always fascinates me but I kind of like the new Bing now! Go on try Bing.com and you could find more …. If you liked this post, subscribe to the mYpassion RSS feed to get instant updates.
uTorrent – the client of choice for most BitTorrent users – has added a Google powered torrent search engine to its website. This added search capability uses. Google’s custom search program and prioritizes BitTorrent sites in the results. With millions of visitors a month, this is likely to bring in some additional revenue for BitTorrent Inc.
uTorrent has added a Google powered torrent search engine to its website for BitTorrent users. This added search capability uses Google’s custom search program and prioritizes BitTorrent sites in the results. Many visitors to the uTorrent website are relatively new to BitTorrent, and a proportion of these are clueless as to where they should start looking for .torrent files. For this group the new torrent search box on the uTorrent homepage might come in handy, reports TorrentFreak.
While the added search is not a particular good way to find torrents, its addition to the site is an interesting move by BitTorrent Inc. Not so long ago, uTorrent removed the search boxes to sites like Mininova and isoHunt from their client, as per requests from copyright holders. However, since BitTorrent Inc. closed its video store, there is now no need to please Hollywood and they are free to link to torrent sites again.