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    • Information Update New Tools in Google May 2010 Inbar Yasur www.hipusit.info
    • Google Show options
    • Google.com – “Show options”
    • Google.com – “Show options” – Any Time
    • Google.com – “Show options” – Nearby Once you click ‘Nearby’ Google will restrict the results just to your local area. You can even adjust the tool to show other areas’ nearby results by entering a custom location.
    • Google.com – “Show options” – Nearby [ things to do on st. patrick's day ] - In the Minneapolis region [ food blogs ] - Near you [ farmers market ] - Near the city of Ithaca [ dmv ] - In the same state as Tucson
    • Google.com – “Show options” – Not yet visited
    • Google.com – “Show options” – Timeline
    • Google Show options – Timeline view of search results  
    • Google Show options – Timeline view of search results  
    • Google Show options – Updates  
    • Google.com – “Show options” Sites with images / Fewer shopping sites / page preview
    • Google News
      • Google News
      • news.google.com
      • Google News now displays the authors of some news stories.
      • The author names are clickable, resulting in other stories by the same reporter.
      • The News Advanced Search page added a field for author searches.
      • The prefix of a u t h o r : followed by the author's name in quotes can also be used.
      • Google Fast Flip
      • http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/
      • Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles.
      • Combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine.
      • Enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.
    • Google Fast Flip http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/
      • Google News Browse mode for newspaper
      • newstimeline.google labs.com
      • Google has found, indexed, scanned, and made available endless newspaper material for you to browse (for free of course).
      • Exactly which papers you can browse is not laid out in perfect terms, but if you are searching for an article and you see the “Browse This Newspaper” button, you are all set.
    • Google News Browse mode for newspaper news.google.com/
      • Google News Quote Finder
      • http://www.news.google.com/
      • Google News can now detect quotes in news articles and attribute them to their authors.
      • If you search for people, Google News will display a relevant quote and a link to other quotes from recent news articles.
      • Google News Quote Finder
      • http://news.google.com/
      • You can search inside the quotes, sort them by date, restrict them to the last day or the last week.
      • By default, Google sorts the quotes by relevance and gives more weight to the quotes that are used often.
      • Voxalead
      • http://voxaleadnews.labs.exalead.com/
      • A technology demonstrator that searches inside multimedia content (audio and video).
      • Uses a Speech-to-Text transcription module from LIMSI (IT Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, an entity of CNRS) to transcribe speech
    • Google Alerts
      • Google Alerts – Feed me! – Not just for email anymore
      • http://www.google.com/alerts
      • Alerts have been delivered via email only, but those days are over…
      • Now your News, Web, Blog, Video, and Groups alerts are more easily accessible through feeds.
    • Google Blogs http://blogsearch.google.com/ Google Blog Search now has RSS feeds available for its search results along with the older email alerts.
      • Google Blogs
      • http://blogsearch.google.com/
      • The Blog Search front page has also added two new sections on the right side:
      • Hot Queries shows popular Blog Search queries
      • Recent Posts features new posts from popular blog
      • Google Reader tracks web page changes
      • Google Reader has an option that will allow you to monitor changes to most web pages.
      • All you need to do is log into Google and open Google Reader, click Add a subscription, and then enter the URL of the page you want to monitor.
    • Tracking changes to web page content – more tools
    • Google Trends
    • Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends Using Google Trends, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, languages, and time periods. Sign in with your Google Account to : Increase precision See numbers on the graph for a better understanding of Google Trends data.       Export data Easily export data for your own analysis.
      • Google Flu Trends
      • http://www.google.org/about/flutrends/how.html
      • Google has found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity.
      • Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time.
      • Google Public Data Explorer
      • http://www.google.com/publicdata/home
      • Google Public Data Explorer  is an example of Google taking public data and making it more intelligible. The data sets include the OECD Factbook, World Bank statistics, US Census data, and Eurostat tables, among others.
      • You specify a data range, and Google will generate a line chart, bar chart, map or bubble chart.
      • Keeping in mind that much of our added value is in making sense out of information, this Google tool may be a helpful way of visualizing information for your clients.
    • Image Search
    • Google Images – “show options”
    • Google Images – “show options”
    • Google Image Swirl http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/ Google Image Swirl combines a variety of image similarity features with additional metadata about the images to build a hierarchy of clusters of image search result
    • Google Image Swirl http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/
    • Bing Image Search http://www.bing.com/images?FORM=Z9LH No Page Break – Just keep scrolling down
    • Idee Multicolr http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/#
      • Search for up to 10 colors
      • No key word searching of content
      • Flicker Creative commons images
    • Google goggles .
      • Google goggles
      • http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/cite_alert
      • Google Goggles lets you search Google using pictures from your camera phones.
      • Takes an image as input, and using several image recognition backends (object recognition, place matching, OCR, etc), returns relevant search results.
    • TinEye http://www.tineye.com/ TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version .
      • Google Scholar Citation Gadget
      • http://code.google.com/p/citations-gadget/
      • Enables users to search for the total number of citations of author(s). It provides a total citation count, total number of cited publications and Jorge E. Hirsch's  H-Index ..
      • This gadget queries Google Scholar in the same fashion as a web-browser.
      • The returned results are initially analysed for the total amount of publications found. This information is subsequently used in order to retrieve all necessary pages of available publications. The gadget then fetches these pages (Google limits this to 10 pages) and parses the returned HTML data. Relevant citation data is extracted in order to calculate a total number of citations per given author as well as other statistics
          • Google Chrome
    • Google Chrome – missing features https://chrome.google.com/extensions/ Search within a site Highlight keyword
          • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Google Chrome Extensions https://chrome.google.com/extensions/
      • Google Similar Pages
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/pjnfggphgdjblhfjaphkjhfpiiekbbej
      • Allows you to quickly preview and explore other pages that are similar to the one you are browsing -- on the fly!
      • When you click the Similar Pages button, your browser will send a search query to Google to see if there are any similar pages to the page you are viewing.
    • Google Similar Pages
      • SimilarSiteSearch
      • http://www.similarsitesearch.com/
      • This site is mainly designed to help you find similar, related, or alternative websites
      • Collects and combines information about websites from many sources.
      • The search engine generates a list of websites based on the similarity of tags and categories.
      • Google Translate
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb
      • Adds a button to your browser toolbar to click whenever you want to translate the page you're visiting.
      • The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you're on is different from the language you're using for your Google Chrome interface.
      • If it is, a banner appears at the top of the page.
      • Click Translate to have all the text on the page appear in the new language .
      • RSS Subscription Extension
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd
      • This extension displays an icon whenever you're on a page that can be subsribed to in an RSS feed reader.
      • IE TAB
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd
      • Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.
      • Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome.
      • Google dictionary
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja
      • Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.
      • View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the address bar dictionary.
      • Explain and Send Screenshots
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mdddabjhelpilpnpgondfmehhcplpiin?hl=en-US
      • Capture any part of a webpage, explain it with arrows, circles, text, just like Snagit and share
      • or send it as a link or attachment
      • ViewThru: Expand Short URLs In Google Chrome
      • https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jkncfnbcgbclefkbknfdbngiegdppgdd?hl=en
      • This extension will expand short URLs and display the full URL as a tool tip over the short URL.
      • Short URLs from bit.ly, cli.gs, ff.im, goo.gl, is.gd, nyti.ms, ow.ly, post.ly, su.pr and tinyurl.com are supported.
    • Google “Dashboard” https://www.google.com/dashboard/?pli=1 .
      • Personalized Search: Turning off personalization
      • Signed in searches
      • To disable history-based search customizations while signed in, you'll need to remove Web History from your Google Account.
      • You can also choose to remove individual items.
      • Note that removing this service deletes all your old searches from Web History.
      • Personalized Search: Turning off personalization
      • Signed out searches
      • If you aren't signed in to a Google Account, your search experience will be customized based on past search information linked to a  cookie  on your browser.
      • To disable history-based customizations, follow these steps:
        • In the top right corner of the search results page, click  Web History .
        • On the resulting page, click  Disable customizations . (Because this preference is stored in a cookie, it will affect anyone else who uses the same browser and computer as you).
    • Google Places More info
    • Thank you!