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Friday, June 30, 2006

Google Blocked in Myanmar?

The Times of India, quoting anonymous internet users, reports that the Myanmar (also known as Burma) gov’t has blocked access to Google web search and Gmail. [Thanks Manoj Nahar.]

Google Video Adds Rating

This has been spotted before, and now it seems it’s being rolled out for everyone: a rating system on Google Video. To the right-hand side of videos, you can now choose poor, below average, average, above average, and excellent, from 1 to 5 stars (this is consistent with previous rating systems on Google Groups on Google Answers).

Google Video already has a Top 100 list – possibly, those were based on traffic so far – but with ratings they’ve got a new parameter to filter hot videos. Right now, videos Google lists under “popular” are not necessarily rated well (sometimes, they only have an average of 1 star).

[Thanks Tue Abrahamsen.]

Update: Actually, the also added labels, and comments to videos. [Thanks Pacificdave, Ken.]


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