June 14, 2008

Discovered Google Trends yet?

Posted in Tried-and-Liked tagged , , , , , , , at 11:51 am by myrlinn

Google Trends just introduced enhancements this week, providing numbers for comparisons of various search terms across different regions and time periods. And I’ve been having fun with it.

I found the search trend for David Cook and David Archuleta over the last 12 months particularly interesting; because it confirmed my own observations (hehe! it’s always nice to be right), and decided to write a page (hub) about it:

Interesting Google Trends for American Idol’s Davids (Links to FAQ and article on Google Trends also on the page)

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May 26, 2008

Tried-and-Liked: iGoogle is surprisingly useful

Posted in Tried-and-Liked tagged , , , , , at 8:30 am by myrlinn

Just want to share something I find most useful these days — iGoogle, a page that you can personalise with ‘Gadgets’ and feeds.

GOOGLE GADGETS

Some of the Gadgets I use:

NEWS I especially like the gadget which allows me to see the day’s Business Times Singapore headlines. You can’t actually read the articles until later in the evening, but at least it gives me an idea of whether I’d find the day’s Business Times of interest.

STICKY NOTE ***** Now, this is the one I use a lot. It’s like a post-it pad. It allows me to type in stuff I want to remember the next time I log onto my computer. There’s also a ‘TO DO LIST’ gadget, but I still find notebook-and-pen much easier for to-do-lists ( you can just stick your notebook into your bag).

DAILY QUOTES Another gadget that I really like is the Daily Literary Quote. Today’s quote? “It takes a genius to whine appealingly.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.  There are other interesting ‘daily’ gadgets as well for those who like other things: different types of quotes, pictures, etc.

DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS: I’ve added these, but haven’t really used them much.

FEEDS

iGoogle also allows you to add feeds from your favourite blogs and sites, so you can see what’s new at a glance.

HOW TO GET iGOOGLE

Go to the main Google page, and follow the instructions. Once you’ve signed on, you can click on ‘Add Stuff’ to find all the available Google Gadgets, or to add your favourite feeds.