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Thursday, September 9, 2004


If you enter ...

gooooooooooooooo oooooooooooogle

... into Google, you will be asked if you mean ...


... which, to me, looks smart and silly at the same time.

PS: There’s a limit to the number of “o"s you can enter – at 128 characters Google asks you to stop.

Image Quiz Needs You

Do you have words or phrases to contribute to the Image Quiz? From movie titles, celebrities, emotions to anything else you can think of, as long as it might be possible to guess it by looking at the safe-search result in Google Images. If you email me a list or post to the forum thread, I’ll add it to the quiz.

Google News China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

There are three new additions to the ever-growing list of Google News versions: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I’ve been told the sources for Google News China all look very “official” (i.e. news partly controlled by the government). [Via Pierre in the forum.]

Gmail WML

Sourceforge sees the start of project Gmail-Mobile for WML-enabled phones. Nevermind WML (of WAP1) has been replaced by XHTML (WAP2) quite a while ago...

Sci-Fi Encyclopedia

Scott Niven brings you The Google Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Cliches.

Gmail Notifier for Trillian

You’ve Got Gmail is a Gmail notifier plugin for Trillian Pro. [Via Aimless Words.]

Search by Icon

Peerbot lets you search by Favicons (a Favicon is the little graphic usually showing left to the URL in the browser address bar, or in bookmarks). [Via ResearchBuzz.]

Google Alerts and Google News Alerts Merge

The two services Google Alerts (for web pages) and Google News Alerts (for news pages) are now merged together in a single, more advanced interface. [Thanks Markus R.]


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