Monthly Archives: July 2010

Happy Friends Day


  • You’re supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust.
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  • In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

 

  • Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

 

  • Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies  

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A Great Pickup Line


Boy:Is your name Google.                           

Girl: No, why?

Boy: Because you have everything I search for

Girl: 🙂 🙂

Get answers from Facebook


Facebook the king in social networking has launched new feature called questions, a beta product that lets you pose questions to the Facebook  community. With this new application, you can get a broader set of answers and learn valuable information from people knowledgeable on a range of topics. With over 500 million users one is sure to get good answer.

Similar in concept to Yahoo! Answers, Quora and Mahalo, Facebook Questions gives users the opportunity to ask questions just by clicking the “Ask Question” button on the homepage. Questions is also available on friends’ profiles just as you would post on someone’s wall.

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Some of the features of Facebook Questions are

  • Photo questions: For example, if you take a picture of a bird, but don’t know
  • what species it is, you can post the picture on Facebook Questions and get your answer.
  • Polling: If you’re simply looking for the answer to Which city is better: Chicago or Dallas?, you can get your answer by creating a poll.
  • Tagging: The company seems to be placing a lot of emphasis on tagging questions based on category or topic. The goal seems to be to make Q&A discovery an easier and faster process by making it simple to look up questions on cooking, photography, San Francisco or a variety of other topics.
  • Topic exploration: Facebook described this as a roulette-type feature that allows users to browse Facebook’s eventual mountain of Q&A. Under the “Questions about” drop-down menu, there’s a feature called “Everything” that allows users to browse the company’s catalog of questions.
  • Following: You can follow specific questions for updates and new answers.
  • Updated homepage: Facebook Questions does actually change the homepage, adding a new bar at the top of the page where you can choose to update your status, ask a question, add photos, or post a link.

Source: Official Facebook Blog

Guys’ Rules


At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down Finally , the guys’ side of the story. I must admit, it’s pretty good because we always hear " the rules" From the female side.

  • Men are NOT mind readers.
  • Shopping is NOT a sport, and no, we are never going to think of it that way.
  • Crying is emotional blackmail.
  • Ask for what you want.
    • Subtle hints do not work!
    • Strong hints do not work!
    • Obvious hints do not work!
    • Just come to the point and say it directly!!
  • Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.”may be”, “perhaps” and “whatever”, such answers don’t serve any purpose
  • Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
  • A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. don’t force us to drag you to a doctor.See a doctor yourself.
  • If you are no heroines, don’t expect us to act like heroes.
  • If you think you’re fat, you probably are.Don’t ask us.
  • If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
  • You can either ask us to do something.Or tell us how you want it done. Not both.If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
  • Christopher Columbus did  NOT need directions and neither do we.
  • ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit.We have no idea what mauve is.
  • If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We ‘will’ act like nothing’s wrong.We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the argument. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
  • When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really
  • Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to
    discuss such topics as CRICKET OR FOOTBALL.
  • You have enough clothes.
  • You have too many shoes.
  • I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

Search Tools From Google


Google the search engine giant, for most people it’s their home page. If you want to find some thing just Google it you will find that the idea of most people. It has become synonymous with internet search.

Recently I found out two interesting tools from Google to for better searching experience. They are

  1. Wonder wheel
  2. Squared

Wonder Wheel

Google Wonder Wheel is a new great feature from Google which allows you to see relevant search results to your query in a unique semantically relevant and  graphically design way.Wonder Wheel provides the user with a flash based interface having the searched query in the middle and the related queries at its branches. The text based results are still available but shifted rightwards. As the user clicks on the related query, the wonder wheel expands and the results at the right hand side of the page changes. The main aim of the wonder wheel is to guide the user to reach to the relevant resource in an intuitive manner. It’s a keyword research tool. Let’s see it by an example, when perform search for “JAVA” the results are in displayed as shown below

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Now click on the “More” link as shown

 

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Now there will be lot of options to customize the search results. In that under All results heading select the wonder wheel tool.

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Now you will see a wheel with your search phrase in the middle and related search phrases around it. The text based results will be displayed but it will be shifted to the right side.

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Now the fun starts. You can navigate your way around the relevant key words and phrases and find more and more results. It’s easy and the graphical effects make it fun. The coolest part it is when you click on the relevant phrases the text results also will get updated. The following screen shot shows with search results for “Java Tutorials”

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Google Squared

When a search is made via Google Squared, the results are presented in the form of rows and columns. Further, these results can be exported to an online spreadsheet program whereby it can be stored into a database.

Although it was presented to the group of media and people from search industry on May 12, 2009, yet it was not made public as Google’s Associate Product Manager Alex Komoroske admitted that owing to the search flaws in Google Squared. Later it was launched in Google labs. You can access it on www.google.com/Squared.

Google Squared is a semantic search product from Google. It was announced on May 12, 2009 and was launched on Google Labs on June 3, 2009. Squared was developed at Google’s New York office.It is the first significant effort by Google to understand information on the web and present it in new ways.

Google Squared extracts structured data from across the web and presents its results in spreadsheet-like format. Each search query return a table of search results which has its own set of columns – common attributes that are associated with the topic of a search. Squared is quite possibly … one of Google’s significant achievements. when I perform a search for “Prime Ministes of India”  the results will be as follows.

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One good feature is that we can add our own columns to existing square to make the results more feature rich.

Sources:

Wikipedia Article: http://tinyurl.com/2c5jpro

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