Schema, Twitter, Sanskrit, More: Tuesday Afternoon Buzz, March 25, 2014

Google has integrated Google Custom Search with the schema.org standard.

More Google: Google Now is now available for Chrome on desktops.

Ray-Ban Google Glass: you’ll be able to buy more fashionable versions of the tech everybody loves to hate.

Google wants to make the Gmail promotions tab more visual. “To take part in this field trial, you can sign up at g.co/gmailfieldtrial and if you’re selected, a new grid view will bring to the top of your inbox key images from deals, offers, and other marketing emails if you have the Promotions tab enabled. Grid view also comes with infinite scrolling, making it easy to quickly scan through your messages and find the ones that look interesting.”

Remember that article about tech company collusion I linked to recently? Turns out Facebook was invited to play and refused.

Now available: a free textbook for learning Sansrkit. “The e-text was developed by Grazia Scotellaro in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Digital Learning Project and Sanskrit lecturer Dr McComas Taylor. Scotellaro says the e-text gives students unprecedented access to their teachers.”

First there was a tool to see your first tweet. Now there’s a tool to discover your first Twitter follower.

More Twitter: This is a slightly scary stat: only 11% of new Twitter accounts from 2012 are still tweeting. Good afternoon, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

Posted on March 25, 2014, in afternoonbuzz and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. About E-text on Learning Sanskrit: What a disappointment. The book is not available for Windows.

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