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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google Public Data Onebox Expands

Google has added a new data source to their Public Data onebox: World Bank data. One data point you can query now is the relative number of internet users for a given country. Try searches like the following to see it in action:

Other types of searches, like co2 emissions of ..., are listed at Google’s blog.

As opposed to organic search result answers, which are sort of publicly web-voted on to decide on authority, oneboxes are sometimes more hand-picked, with Google’s employees more directly being the judge on what’s deemed right.


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