1〉 A Great Read: Your Blog Is Not a Publication
Jimmy Daly explains the similarities and the major differences between publication and library. A great read for all blog writers.
2〉 Google brings out new ways to stay up to date on your favorite places
Imagine that you walk by your favorite store, and you saw that you missed a huge sale. That may not happen again, thanks to Google.
3〉 That is a long way down to scroll to organic position number 1 – Double featured snippet
Here, you can see for the “best places to study abroad” query, Taylor Robinson saw double snippets on the search engine result page.
4〉 Did we mention that we love Google Docs, here at Converged? Here’s an update Google rolls out
Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. This is definately a time-saving trick, that we welcome as heavy users of Docs, Forms, Sheets or Slides. The company this week introduced its “.new” domain, which can be used to instantly create a new file across any of these services, it says.
5〉 Here’s a Twitter update that users won’t like: removing the ‘like’ button
According to the Telegraph, Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter said at a Twitter event last week that he would get rid of the like function “soon.”
6〉 Check this document that Google published on topic clustering on search queries with word co-occurrence and bipartite graph co-clustering
This one is hard to summarize, you’ll need to see for yourself. Uncovering common themes from a large number of unorganized search queries is a primary step to mine insights about aggregated user interests and Google presents 2 novel techniques that can discover semantically meaningful topics in search queries.
7〉 Google Redesigns Hotel Search Results After Lots Of Testing
Google has finally pushed a new design out for the hotel search results. So many tests were done over the past year.
8〉 Google’s Gboard now lets you create a set of emoji that look like you
And it’s not just you selecting hair color, skin color to make your emoji look like you. There’s also suggestions, it uses neural networks to suggest skin tones, hairstyles, and accessories that you can then fine tune. You can also add freckles or wrinkles.
9〉 Google.com mobile home page changed, now shows Google Discover feed
You will now see the new “Google Discover” feed that Google announced a month ago.
10〉 The future or now?
Meeting with AR has come to life. Who knows when we all be using such device?