- Tweete - This gadget is quite useful with host of features which I will let you explore. You can change the theme of the gadget as well.
- BeTwittered - I used this gadget for quite sometime, but got blocked eventually, probably, owing to the usage that the Net Nanny tracked. Advantage with BeTwittered is that, it periodically looks for updates so that you don't need to refresh it yourself. This is not the case with Tweete.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
In my previous post about WolframAlpha, I compared it with Google where I mentioned that it is a great resource for research analysts.
Few snippets are below:
"The free Wolfram|Alpha service is available for ad hoc, personal, non-commercial use only." ...
"If you make results from Wolfram|Alpha available to anyone else, or incorporate those results into your own documents or presentations, you must include attribution indicating that the results and/or the presentation of the results came from Wolfram|Alpha. ..."
"Failure to properly attribute results from Wolfram|Alpha is not only a violation of these terms, but may also constitute academic plagiarism or a violation of copyright law. Attribution is something we expect you to give us in exchange for us having provided you with a high-quality free service."
There are not many such hassles with Google.
Twitter started with "What are you doing?".
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The first thing that came to my mind was "Chandler Bing" from Friends TV series but did not find Bing as funny. Neither did I find Bing that serious. Bing was launched recently.
My first impression after loading the home page was that there is something outdated about the page. I am not trying to criticize here, but when a search engine is named as a competitor of Google, it better live up to some minimum expectations. One example is when you search for "Google" on Bing, it give you two results. First one is the Google website and then a set of news on Google. Then it forces you to click another URL to see other results. This probably is not the right kind of user experience that I want.
One other observation is about how the image search compares against Google. I would just say that Google wins it hands down, because of the amount of relevant results that Google gives us. I searched for my name on Bing Image search and it gave me hardly 7 results, at the same time Google gave me 439 results of which atleast 50% were relevant images.
For exploring more on how Google and Bing performs against each other, I suggest checking out this webservice.
Till then have fun "Binging" as I go back to "Googling" ... Hope to see Bing match up to Google's level someday ...