Karen Blakeman on April 20th, 2005

Google Local Google has added the UK to its list of Local Search countries (previously just the US and Canada) at http://local.google.co.uk/. You type in what you are looking for e.g. double glazing, restaurants and the location, which can be a town or postcode. Google then combines information from its web database with Yellow pages. […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 17th, 2005

BugMeNot.com If you are fed up with having to register to use free sites try this service. Type in the URL of the site and BugMeNot “lends” you a user name and password. The site claims to have log in details for half a million sites. For Firefox users there is an extension at roachfiend.com […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 7th, 2005

YaGoohoo!gle An interesting tool that runs your search on both Google and Yahoo at the same time. It displays your results in two fames alongside one another in your browser so you can view both sets at the same time. Actually – its better to look at them one at a time; I started to […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 5th, 2005

Gigablast Related Pages This is not like the Google related or similar pages where you start with a single relevant page and ask Google to find other pages similar in type and content. The Gigablast offering works at the search level: you type in your search strategy as usual and near the top of the […]

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ProcessLibrary.com – The online resource for process information! If you have ever wondered what on earth all those “processes” that appear in Windows Task Manager after you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del are doing, this is the site for you. Type in the full name of the process, for example dragdiag.exe, and ProcessLibrary will tell you what it […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 5th, 2005

Google News Sources Google does not provide a list of sources for its News service, but this site runs a php script that captures the Google News home page every 15 minutes and then logs the news sources it finds. You can view sources for all countries or select an individual country from the drop […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 3rd, 2005

BananaSlug Another gem from Phil Bradley’s blog (I don’t know where Phil finds these sites!). You put in your search strategy and then BananaSlug adds a random search term. Alternatively you can select a category for your random word – e.g. animals, great ideas, random number, themes from Shakespeare. The idea behind this site is […]

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Ask Jeeves Blog: The Future of Search Arrives: Introducing The Jeeves9000 (BETA) Ask Jeeves has joined in the April 1st spate of beta launches with their Jeeves9000 humanoid search robot. The claim is that this is a product that is both cool and useful. Forget about web search, Jeeves9000 can do really important things like […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 1st, 2005

Google April Fool’s Search Search 401,000 pages covering anything and everything to do with April Fool’s Day. You may also be interested in the lunar job under the Work at Google link!

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Karen Blakeman on April 1st, 2005

Google Gulp Another great service from Google – but still in beta – and launched on April 1st:-) Designed to “quench your thirst for knowledge”, Google Gulp is “a line of “smart drinks” designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.” Plus “it’s low in carbs! And with flavors […]

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