The new google search options: thumbs up!!!

Google search options: wonder wheel
Google search options: wonder wheel

A few days ago I read a news posting  from the official google blog where they announced new features. I haven’t had the time to have a look at it at that time, but I though that since I use google search on a daily basis I surely would stumble upon the new features sooner or later…

Well, I didn’t. All this “Wolfram Alpha” fuzz (->twitter)  brought “search engines” back into my attention, and I took the time to read through some news. So I came across the new search options again and decided to finally have a look at it…

It took me a while to find it. Google was redirecting me to the german google site – and the german site doesn’t feature the new “search options”.

After realizing that and changing my browser settings I finally could have a look at the new search options.

The new “wonder wheel” and “reviews” options are great. By using the “wonder wheel” I can surf the context, and by using the “review” filters I can remove all the “buy it here” and “lowest price search engine results”. Take a look at the video:

In my special case, the new “search options” are an unbelievable search experience improvement.

Why should Apple be interested in Twitter?

Somehow I missed the SMS/MMS thingy. I never understood why people kept sending lots of expensive SMS/ MMS on a daily basis. Well, in the meantime I started using Twitter… And, I must say, I am using it on a daily basis on my iPhone now. Twitter gives me the theme, geolocation or friendship based chatroom right there where I want it – on the go, easy, accessible.

Now we have rumors that Apple is interested in Twitter. Here is a statement I found quite interesting:

“When you consider the number of text messages and how that’s starting to exceed every other type of message, and when you have a company like Twitter that specializes in and sends more text messages than anybody on the planet, and you’ve got Apple with the iPhone, which is one of the best senders and receivers of text messages, then you’ve got to look at the potential,” Safko said.

Let’s wait for the Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June!

News stream pipelining

Habe mir heute Yahoo-Pipes angeschaut. Ein sehr mächtiges Tool um Newsfeed-Streams zu verarbeiten. Das ganze wird auch noch visuell in einem webbasierten Editor erledigt.

Habe ein bisschen rumgespielt: es eine wirklich geniale Umsetzung des “Pipe” gedanken. Mit einem Yahoo-Account ist man schnell dabei, und wenn man keines hat kann man sich einen ersten Eindruck mit eines der Filmchen die angeboten werden verschaffen:

jumpcut movie:Learn How to Build a Pipe in Just a Few Minutes

Ein sehr interessantes Tool für alle die, wie ich gerade,sich mit dem Filtern von Newsfeeds beschäftigen…

Multichannel communication and social networking

networking #rulez

es ging bei Skype los:

[12.05.09 12:19:46] Falk Sippach: hast du eine idee, wie ich die komplette springide als zip runterladen kann
[12.05.09 12:20:07] Falk Sippach: ich finde nur den link auf die update-site

Ich Google mich also auf folgenden Blog-Posting:

http://blog.springsource.com/2009/05/07/springsource-tool-suite-now-free/

wo ich folgende Stelle finde:

Speaking about interaction with the team, I’d like to encourage every Spring developer and Tomcat user out there to download STS, give it a try and get involved in the community through our forums, JIRA, Twitter (#STS) and email (sts AT springsource DOT com). As a user you can now actively influence where STS is heading and what would be of value to you. Furthermore you don’t need to spend time figuring where to get certain tooling features or what the differences between Spring IDE and STS are.

Da ich Christian Dupuis ja nur “ein bisschen” kenne (#speakerslounge #jax09), habe ich keinen #Skype Kontakt von ihm.

Tja, aber Christian ist ja auf dem Weg zu Juergen Hoeller

https://twitter.com/cdupuis/status/1770496144

Juergen habe ich in meiner Kontaktliste in Skype, ist aber leider offline, social-network-Sackgasse…

Also habe ich ihn @cdupius “angeTwittert”:

https://twitter.com/pgtaboada/statuses/1772196266

woraufhin ich auch prompt eine Antwort bekommen habe:

https://twitter.com/cdupuis/statuses/1772514228

Natürlich habe ich mich gleich bedankt und dabei auch Jürgen gegrüsst #networking

http://twitter.com/pgtaboada/status/1772918127

Und die wertvolle Info gleich per Skype an Falk weitergegeben:

[12.05.09 14:42:51] Papick G. Taboada: https://twitter.com/cdupuis/statuses/1772514228
[12.05.09 14:42:53] Papick G. Taboada: here we go
[12.05.09 14:42:54] Papick G. Taboada: :-)
[12.05.09 14:43:16] Falk Sippach: danke
[12.05.09 14:43:23] Falk Sippach: habs bereits runtergeladen
[12.05.09 14:43:36] Papick G. Taboada: :-)

Ist nicht nur ein Spielzeug…

:-)