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Gmail Power User Tips

Today I tracked the amount of time I spent in front of email. The total — 17 hours (and counting). I basically live in email all day and have come up with a few Gmail tips that I use to keep myself organized. in the interest of personal organization, I thought I would share them […]

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Firefox Flicks – Very Entertaining

Yesterday I went over and saw some of the funniest Firefox-related user-generated videos created by passionate Firefox advocates. The videos were really entertaining — below are a handful of my favorites: Whee – My geeky favorite The New F Word – My favorite business themed commercial (I couldn’t find the link) This is Hot – […]

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Online Invitations – Broken or Just Stale? (Evite, Renkoo, and Skobee)

A few days ago I was remarking to a friend about how many stale web interfaces are finally getting a much-needed refresh — calendars, email, directories, finance websites, and search results pages were the ones that immediately came to mind. In our discussion, there were two web properties that we both agreed had not really […]

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Notes from SDForum GeoSearch & Mapping Event

I went to the SDForum’s SearchSIG event last night on GeoSearch and Mapping. My guess is that there were about 150-200 people there and I have posted my notes in Q&A format for those of you with an interest in the content. Given that mapping is a fairly competitive area, most of the presenters played […]

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More Musings on People-Powered Search

Ever since I went to the SearchSIG event on social search earlier this year, I have been doing some more thinking about the barriers to having this “people-powered” approach defeat the machine-powered approaches that dominate today. After I read this article in CNet about blog spam, I finally feel like I have some level of […]

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Social Networking Experiment #2

So last time I ran a little social experiment using my blog, it was really successful — I have met a ton of interesting people here at Google just based on referrals from friends (and in some cases) strangers. With that success in my back pocket, I am going to run another experiment: Every week […]