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Google adding a +1 button to search results

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2011

+1 is making its way into Google search results. This means that soon you will be able to “rate” links or ads you find useful and this will be used to tell your friends about the value of that site. Recommendations are filtered to make them as relevant as possible, while people within your social sphere (Gmail etc) get a higher priority.

This will no doubt help Google to improve their social network side and maybe stick it to Facebook just a little bit. The +1 button will start with English Google search and ads soon. Me? I give it a -1. Are we replacing relevancy with popularity? Probably not since Google wouldn’t want to kill it’s moneymaker, but still, this seems like a road better not taken. Popularity does not equal relevancy. I guess we will all see how this goes.

Facebook phasing out the Share button

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

Facebook has announced that they will be slowly phasing out the Share button. If you want to share articles in the future, you would have to Like it instead. Right now, when you Like something, it only shows up as a single line on your news feed, while if you Shared something, you’d get the full story, with the headline attached, a thumbnail and a link to the original post.

So the Like button will act like the Share button instead. It’s good for those who make the content as they will get more links, but there will be a lot more content on your page. We aren’t sure what they are thinking with this tweak, but I guess we will see it in action soon.

Netflix button coming to remotes soon

Posted in Netflix by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

This is a great move by Netflix. The company has announced that it has partnered up with several manufactures to add a Netflix button to TV, Blu-ray and media streaming device controllers. Starting this Spring, buttons that say “Netflix” including some featuring the red Netflix logo will be added to device remote controls.

The list of manufacturers that Netflix has made a deal with is impressive. The list for Blu-ray player remotes includes, Memorex, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Haier and Best Buy’s Dynex brand. Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba will place the Netflix one-click button on remote controls for some new Internet-connected TVs as well and Boxee, Iomega and Roku STBs will get Netflix buttons on their remotes.

A Keyboard with a LOL button

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2010

The Fast Finger keyboard is aimed mostly at children, or anyone not comfortable with the QWERTY layout. It’s also for you if you want a shortcut to type things like TTYL, L8R or BRB. It was shown off at Toy Fair 2010 in New York City.

The keys are in alphabetical order, but can also work in the standard QWERTY order instead. The function keys at the top make it easier to type all of those things which are already abbreviated. I guess it’s great for social network website addicts.