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With all the porn watching humanity has been doing, it’s a wonder we ever do anything else.
The search engine PornWatchers.com (warning: if you go there, you will see porn) released a report that claims people have watched 1.2 million years worth of porn since 2006 — and that’s based on data from just two porn sites.
The report claims videos on YouPorn.com and xHamster.com have received 93 billion views in that same time period. That’s 15 views per person on earth.
There are 700,000 videos on both sites combined with 22,000 videos added every month.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: Beijing, Business, China, Communication, English language, google, Google translation, GoogleTranslate, Mandarin Chinese, Neologism, search, search engine, Searching
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Recently, I was in Beijing and I witnessed something really amusing and impressive.
I went to a street hawker who was selling computer junk and I tried communicating with him. Well, apparently – China is a Mandarin speaking country with people having limited knowledge of English. So communicating with them is a big issue. Many many times, we just give up on communicating with a local in Beijing.
Now, our street vendor turned out to be an intelligent & indigenous guy. He knows that if he doesn’t communicate effectively with us, he will lose business and will ultimately lower his earnings.
So, How does he solve the problem?
He is selling technology, so simple - he uses technology to abridge the communication barrier. and how does he manage it – By using Google Translate. ( for those who don’t know about Google translate, its a google online application which can be used to convert one language into another – This amazing tool can be used to translate between 42 most widely used languages in the world ) His method of using the tool.
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Search engine Yahoo has released its results for the top 10 search terms of 2011.
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This year, the most popular search were dominated by the usual news stories, celebrities and natural disasters, but there was also one big surprise. A gadget (see slideshow) topped Yahoo’s list of the top ten most-searched terms, a rare occurrence, according to Yahoo.
“In the 11 years that Yahoo! has compiled its annual list of top searches, PlayStation 2 (2001 and 2002) is the only other device to have captured the top slot,” Yahoo wrote in a post accompanying the list. “This year, [a gadget again] led the queries, bypassing a reality TV divorcee and America’s most wanted terrorist.”
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Google users were delighted recently by the discovery of a new Search trick, ”do a barrel roll”. Here’s how it works: Type the command “do a barrel roll” into Google’s search bar and watch the Search interface perform a 360-degree somersault before your eyes. And this isn’t the only goodie to be found within Google’s vast web of Internet properties.
Google engineers are surprisingly committed to injecting otherwise ho-hum internet searches with a bit of whimsy.Their iconic logo alone has been updated over 1,000 times to celebrate holidays, birthdays and historical events. Some of these so-called Google Doodles have featured complex animated videos, such as the epic birthday tribute to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, while others offered hilarious interactive surprises, like the playful Muppet animations on Jim Henson’s birthday.
There are also goodies to be found in other products like Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube and Gmail.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: Advertising campaign, CAB, Citizen's Advice Bureau, gmail, Good to Know, google, Internet safety, Password, Privacy, Public transport, safety, search, Search Engines
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Google has launched a campaign promoting online safety, in association with the UK’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
The campaign, which will include adverts in newspapers, on public transport and online, is being run with the hope of encouraging internet users to take more care over their online activities – including using more secure passwords, and remembering to log out of websites when they have finished using them.
Awareness campaigns about online safety like this are important, as it’s clear that most internet users are pretty clueless about how to best secure their computers and surf safely online.
This isn’t because the public is disinterested in protecting themselves, but due to the fact that many people simply don’t know where to turn, or how to translate complicated buzzwords, geek talk and terminology into simple easy-to-understand English.
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Google has unveiled g.co, a new URL shortener that will link only to Google products and websites.
The search giant already owns goo.gl, a URL shortener it launched in 2009. Unlike g.co, the goo.gl URL shortener can be used for any link on the web via the Google Toolbar.
“We’ll only use g.co to send you to webpages that are owned by Google, and only we can create g.co shortcuts,” Google VP of Consumer Marketing Gary Briggs stated on the company’s blog. “That means you can visit a g.co shortcut confident you will always end up at a page for a Google product or service.”