Quora, Google, LinkedIn, Instagram, More: Shaking the Presents Morning Buzz, December 25, 2012
Is Quora going to expand its offerings? I thought this was very interesting because, while I like Quora, it’s hard for me to use. Rarely do I get sent questions that I love answering — searching questions or requests for tools or suggestions. It would be great if I could blend my WordPress.com identity and my Quora identity, and when people try to contact me through ResearchBuzz, give them the option of posting the question on Quora so I could answer it publicly if i can. (Of course they wouldn’t have to.) That would be kind of cool.
Oooh, sneaky! How to view any profile on LinkedIn.
Genes Reunited recently published a whole slew of Scottish census records, spanning 1841–1901.
I just learned about this dictionary of theatre terms. Very interesting, lots of video.
Facebook is testing a $1 charge for people to send Facebook messages to non-friends. Good grief. I don’t know about y’all but checking my Facebook mail is not exactly super-high on my priority list.
Google has confirmed another Panda update though this one is impacting less than 2% of English-language queries. Ho ho ho.
Wired has a review of a digital scanning service called 1DollarScan. Got some books you need turned into bits?
So… apparently… Yippy is buying HighBeam from Gale Group.
From All Things D: Seven Questions for Google Enterprise Chief Amit Singh. They forgot to ask, “When will all the little annoyances from Google Apps stop driving me insane?” I have used Google Apps for two years at work. The big things are great, but there are lots of small, pebble-in-the-shoe things that just drive me bonkers.
The latest on the Instagram terms of service controversy? A class action lawsuit. Good morning, Internet, and Merry Christmas.