Michael Jones, passed away on January 18, leaving behind at least one innovative gift to society, the power of maps in our hands. Nearly all have heard or used Google Earth, but not all know the man behind it. He democratised and personalised the map, and in the process made it evolve from the age-old static portrait of the Earth, to a dynamic and interactive conversation. Anusuya Datta explains.
At least six other small companies making clothing for people with disabilities have experienced problems with Facebook's algorithms rejecting their ads. One brand has been dealing with the issue weekly, another has had hundreds of products rejected. The companies have had to appeal each case on an item-by-item basis.
Some in the military believe that the plethora of data generated for and by marketers creates "cognitive attacks" that have become "serious as any violent threat." Social media and search engines are not doing enough to protect people. The threats are being created mostly by foreign adversaries who influenc veterans through social media by "impersonating veteran service organizations and veterans themselves." And there's no way within the military to identify, assess or defend against these threats.
People cite all types of reasons for switching from Google's search engine to a privacy engine like DuckDuckGo. Skip down to the end of the article where Bradley Chambers describes his experience using DuckDuckGo, which relies partically on Bing search results. He writes that although "DuckDuckGo has sponsored search results, they aren’t based on targeted data they know about you. On top of that, Google’s search results have, in my use, started showing increasingly more ads above the organic results, so it’s become even harder to use."
A new wave of "critical" reviews hit the Robinhood app in Google Play, but the search engine isn't coming to the app's rescue. The trading app Robinhood sunk back down to a one-star rating on the Google PlayStore. Last week Google deleted 100,000 bad reviews, forcing the rating back up to 4 stars from 1.5 stars. Google, however, isn't stepping in this time to help the app.
Moz on Tuesday announced a Technical SEO Certification Series from Moz Academy, an approach to learning technical SEO. The five-part curriculum, with three hours of content. focuses on marketers seeking to grow their technical expertise. Once completed, SEOs and digital marketers will receive a formal certificate and a badge, shareable for personal profiles on LinkedIn to demonstrate proficiency. The series covers advanced topics such as the fundamentals of technical SEO, crawlability, indexation, site accessibility, and site performance.
Google on Monday added a menu icon to help those searching learn more about the result or feature and from where the information orginates. With this additional context, Google believes people can make more informed decision about the sites they may want to visit and what results will be most useful. JK Kearns, Google search product manager, explains.
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