See, on the Web, there's development and then there is hyper-development.
Yesterday, Google announced four new products that will give Google-ites
a better sense of what the search behemoth is doing to improve their regular web
search and how it will all become reality. A brief synopsis is below. If you are
interested in hearing what was said at Google's press event, check out the
From the Adsense Blog:
- Google Co-op is a way for users to
help us improve search. It lets people and organizations label web pages and
create specialized links related to their unique expertise. Whether it's
information about a hobby, a profession, or an unusual interest, everyone can
contribute to making Google search more relevant and useful for the entire
- Google Desktop 4 gives you another
way to improve search, by personalizing your desktop. New "Google Gadgets"
deliver an array of information--ranging from games and media players to weather
updates and news--straight to your desktop.
- Google Trends builds on the idea
behind the Google Zeitgeist, allowing you to sort through several years of
Google search queries from around the world to get a general idea of everything
from user preferences on ice-cream flavors to the relative popularity of
politicians in their respective cities or countries.
- Google Notebook (launching next week) is a personal browser tool that lets
you clip text, images, and links from the pages you're searching, save clippings
to an online notebook, and then share notebooks with others.