Brad Fitzpatrick and the Google Open Social team have released a Social Graph API to query the social relationships available on public web content. More in the blog post.
Google has published slides and videos from a 2007 tutorial series for new interns covering distributed computing, MapReduce, GFS and a few algorithms. This seems to be part of Google’s efforts to engage universities in their code, probably to give future Googlers a head-start. (via Geeking with Greg)
There are a lot of angry people in the world. These people typically have a number of gripes, and sometimes one of them stands above everything else. Those who have web savvy might even take it to the rest of the world through a passionate blog or unifying community website. I was interested in whatContinue reading “Most hated things on the web”
I’ve been a long-time user of Google news and news alerts. For certain topics, it’s the only way for me to stay informed, and the quality of their index has generally kept these updates to high-quality, on-topic news that matched some keywords. Over the past six months I have noticed a diminishing returns on theContinue reading “Google news, meet spam”
Google is currently testing distributed computing as an option of its toolbar. Sergei Brin (Google co-founder) says that the initial use of the computation will be for the Folding@Home project at Stanford, but also says that it might be aimed at internal search problems. It seems awkward for a company who has sold themselves onContinue reading “Stick to what you know”
People are marginally happy, at best, according to Google: “I love my life,” 8280 pages to “I hate my life,” 8070.
Recent coverage of googlebombing by the BBC has prompted Google to respond: Google strikes back.
Scott Andrew is using Google to create a new weblog widget: instant context. Each weblog post is accompanied by a link that directs users to whatever is most closely related on Google. Scott takes the work out of finding relevant information by providing the appropriate search query for his readers. (via web voice) This approachContinue reading “GoogleIt!”