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Information updates january 2011

  1. 1. Updates January 2011 Inbar Yasur
  2. 2. 2 Google Tools
  3. 3. 3 Boutiques: A Visual Fashion Shopping Spree Visual shopping experience created by Google. Browse for clothing, bags and accessories. One of the most aesthetically pleasing shopping sites. Create your own mini boutiques. View similar items or go directly to the merchant to buy.
  4. 4. 4 Google Body Browser Google Maps for the human body Explore a body in 3D.  The Google Body Browser is ONLY accessible using Google's Chrome Browser* or if you're running the Firefox 4 beta. It's also available from the Chrome 9 Dev Channel and Chrome Canary Build
  5. 5. 5 Google Body Browser
  6. 6. 6 Google Books Ngram Viewer Google used some of the data obtained from 15 million scanned books to build Google Books Ngram Viewer. "The datasets are based on a subset of that corpus, weighing in at 500 billion words from 5.2 million books in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
  7. 7. 7 Google Books Ngram Viewer The datasets contain phrases of up to five words with counts of how often they occurred in each year. (...) The Ngram Viewer lets you graph and compare phrases from these datasets over time, showing how their usage has waxed and waned over the years
  8. 8. 8 Google Books Ngram Viewer
  9. 9. 9 Google Books Ngram Viewer
  10. 10. 10 Google Books Ngram Viewer
  11. 11. 11 Google Advanced Search – New Search Option “Reading Level”
  12. 12. 12 Google Advanced Search – New Search Option “Reading Level” …the numbers do not add up to 100%
  13. 13. 13 Google Advanced Search – New Search Option “Reading Level” Google does not give any info about how it calculates the reading level and it has nothing to do with the reading age that publishers assign to books. Sentence structure? Grammar? Length of sentences? Length of the document? Terminology used?
  14. 14. 14 New Google Search Operator – AROUND(n) An undocumented search operator called AROUND(n) that will help you find documents where the distance between two search terms is around ‘n.’
  15. 15. 15 New Google Search Operator – AROUND(n) AROUND might be useful when: The documents are rather long (think book-length articles) Searching for quotes, speeches or a song that’s stuck in your head, but you can only think of a few words from it.
  16. 16. 16 Google Global Market Finder Helps discover keywords and translate those keywords into other international markets. Translates keyword and shows the competitive landscape for that keyword. Plots the opportunity chart, shows search volume, bid suggestions and competitive factor for multiple locations.
  17. 17. 17 Google Global Market Finder
  18. 18. 18 Google Translate Converts Text To Speech
  19. 19. 19 Google Translate Converts Text To Speech The new voices are available in three new languages — Arabic, Japanese, and Korean — and provide dramatic quality improvements for 17 other languages: Czech, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
  20. 20. 20 Google News - “Follow News” Button Google News has quietly added a new button that allows you to easily bookmark frequent searches and create custom sections within your personalized Google News home page
  21. 21. 21 Google News - “Follow News” Button Bookmarking Your Searches Clicking on that link will bring back search results for that topic, making it an easy way to keep track of your favorite topics.
  22. 22. 22 Google Voice Search Search the web by speaking keywords Link.
  23. 23. 23 Google Voice Search Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and Wolfram|Alpha. Can also be added to your own user-defined search engines. Integrates a speech input button for all websites using HTML5 search boxes. 
  24. 24. 24 Google Local Search Google.De ……
  25. 25. 25 Google Translated foreign pages
  26. 26. 26 An ad-free Google search proxy which prevents the searcher's data being stored by Google Search Google anonymously Disables all search history Masks IP address, blocks cookies and search history
  27. 27. 27 Google New The one place to find everything new from Google
  28. 28. 28 Productivity Tools
  29. 29. 29 GE.TT A real-time file sharing service. No need to wait for files to upload. They are ready to be shared as soon as you select them. Get real-time statistics that tells you exactly how many people have downloaded your files. With you can send the shared files on an email directly from the website. And if you create an account the recipient will have the option to reply directly to you.
  30. 30. 30 Short ZY Shortens URLs quickly and securely. Displays the number of views of your shortened URL Keeps the stats of the shortened URL secure. Similar tools: and . .
  31. 31. 31 CloudApp CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Choose a file, drag it to the menu bar and… That’s All CloudApp provides you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard that you can use to share your upload with co-workers and friends.
  32. 32. 32 – Share Your Screen With Your Colleagues Grab. Share. Collaborate Gives you the ability to share your screen grabs with your colleagues for quick and easy collaboration. Ctrl + Alt + P for Capture and Ctrl V to paste a link to the Captured Screen
  33. 33. 33 TinyGrab – Share Your Screen With Your Colleagues Simple . Screenshot . Sharing
  34. 34. 34 ThisDay: View Historical Events That Happened On Today’s Date Link Each day is a milestone in human history. Nikon welcomes you to enjoy a brief time-traveling experience. What did the world witness on this day in the past? "THIS DAY" is a website that allows you to feel the historic events on each date.
  35. 35. 35 Non Google News
  36. 36. 36 is a special service that gives you insight into what content is being read by the scientific community, all over the world, as it is happening.
  37. 37. 37 currently receives input from the information platform SpringerLink with nearly five million documents from about 41,000 eBooks, 1,160 book series, 2,524 journals and 173 eReference works. Additionally, the tool receives feeds from the SpringerImages database with more than 2.7 million images and from SpringerProtocols, the database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences.
  38. 38. 38 Direct to Homepage and Journal Search A graph showing the number of downloads Direct to Springer Real-Time Feed Direct to Spriger Real-Time Icons Direct to "Springer Realtime" Keyword Tag Cloud Direct to "Springer Realtime" Map
  39. 39. 39 Lexisweb LexisWeb is a free search engine of legal stuff, but it also gives the last five years of case law free, through It's like a Google search engine for law, with the added benefit that you can access huge amounts of material free.
  40. 40. 40 Newsy A multi-source online video news service that monitors, analyzes and presents the world's news coverage. Human editors summarize the news Links to original sources Example
  41. 41. Thank you! Inbar Yasur