Karen Blakeman on January 30th, 2011

Several people have already blogged about Google’s AROUND proximity operator: Digital Inspiration,  ResearchBuzz, SearchReSearch and Phil Bradley to name just four. According to SearchReSearch the command has been available for 5-6 years, which begs the question “Why has no-one picked up on it before now?” Could it possibly be because the operator does not do […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 25th, 2011

LinkedIn has added a new feature called InMap that enables you to visualise your LinkedIn connections, how they are connected and to identify gaps in your network. Go to http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/,  log in with your LinkedIn user name and password and it should then create a map showing the connections between the people in your LinkedIn […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 21st, 2011

Google has added estimated fuel cost to driving directions in its Google Maps.I would never have picked this up had Techradar.com not covered it as we gave up having our own car years ago and Google does not appear to have advertised this feature in the obvious places. If you want to go from A […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 13th, 2011

I am running a workshop “All about  Google” for UKeiG in Newcastle on March 31st. Details and booking forms are available on the UKeiG web site at http://www.ukeig.org.uk/trainingevent/all-about-google-regain-control-search-karen-blakeman I wrote the title and description a few months ago before Google really started going to town with messing up search results, so the subtitle “regain control […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 10th, 2011

One of the most frequently asked questions that land in my inbox is “Where can I find information on [insert company name of your choice]“. The enquiry is often about a UK company and comes from ordinary Joe or Josephine Bloggs who knows nothing about sources of business information. Those of you who, like me, […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 3rd, 2011

Yes, I am talking to you Google and  this time you really have gone too far. All I wanted to do was check up on the background of a photo I had taken of the wall surrounding the graveyard of a church in Reading. The church in question is St Laurence. We have all become […]

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