Delicious, the social bookmarking tool that was so popular, is going back to its “roots” -(Jan 16) – so far as to use the url – http://del.icio.us. – again. It is also going to put back stacks (good way to have collections). Oddly, it is dropping its premium service (Jan 12) – costs too much.
BestBizNewsletter from BestBizWeb for January 2016 featured a service from Northern Light. I haven’t seen mention of this firm that once offered a leading search engine for eons. Northern Light still provides market intelligence and industry information to its clients.
Millie – https://millie.northernlight.com/dashboard.php?id=93 – is free.
This site curates and aggregates substantive industry news from around the Web and provides a powerful search and filtering interface to sort, refine, and analyze search results. Industries covered include agribusiness, chemicals, financial services, food & beverage, healthcare, IT and life sciences.
This explains why sometimes in Google Images the image is no longer available. Google indexes infrequently, even rarely.
Google: Updating Images Can Take Months; We Don’t Index Them Frequently, Barry Schwatz, Search Engine Land (Jan 26)
There’s still more than can be done to make browsing easier, safer, and the ads more enjoyable. Brave Software is working on it.
Mozilla cofounder Brendan Eich’s startup, Brave, launches browser for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Jordan Novet, VB (Jan 20)
Brave is the latest new browser for early adopters to try. Last year, former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner launched the Vivaldi browser in beta. And in launching Windows 10, Microsoft rolled out Edge, its answer to popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox and its Internet Explorer successor. Neither of these is tackling the complexity of digital advertising in the way Brave is, however.
If 2016 is the year you’re planning on getting control over your passwords, this article will get you started.
You Need a Password Manager. Here Are Some Good Ones, April Glaser, Wired (Jan 24) – names four services.
Am always pleased to share a positive article about DuckDuckGo – an excellent alternative search engine to Bing and Google. It provides privacy and answers.
DuckDuckGo Grew by 70% Throughout the Year of 2015,SEJ, (dec 22, 2015)
with closure of services like Topsy, we wonder what is happening with social search. Jonathan Allen describes Facebook’s Search FYI. It’s a new world, which might belong to Facebook.
Social Search Engines Are Dead. Long Live Social Search Engines., Jonathan Allen, State of Digital (Jan 6)
Guess this matters to people using AOL. It has been in effect since sometime in 2014. Bing now has about 34% of US search market share.
Bing Results & Ads Now Live On AOL Search, Search Engine Land (Jan 4)
“Bing powers AOL’s web, mobile, and tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL’s properties worldwide.”
Useful “how to” from Ann Smarty on using reverse image search and why you would want to.
How To Use Reverse Image Search Search Engine People (jan 5)
These days I use reverse image search on a daily basis. At times it has been an introduction to awesome media I never would have known about otherwise. In other instances I have found some truly useful tutorials and learning videos, such as Photoshop demonstrations and lifehacks.
Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 in mid-January. Good. Either upgrade to 11 or change to Firefox or Chrome.