Awesome History Video Map

This is a really cool website which shows you a ton of cool map videos. This one is about the imperial history of the middle east. It show you how different empires grew and fell. Petty cool. Check it out by clicking the link below.

www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf

Hacking Google By Google Searching

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This is a very interesting article I found which gives you a couple of codes to use on Google. All you have to do is copy and paste the code into the Google Search box and press enter. This articles supplies you with three codes; one to view security cameras, two to get personal documents, three to get free stuff. Pretty cool. But its surprising that it works because this article came out in 2009 and Google is probably aware of this. Check it out.

www.gohacking.com/2009/12/how-to-use-google-for-hacking.html

Online Document Creation (With Others)

This is not Google Docs though very similar, but in my opinion this one is more useful
of the two. You ask why? Well it has some features that are more detailed than Google
Docs. Such as saving the document. With TypeWithMe its very simple because you
can save the document in different formats (html, PDF, …etc.). It has a
simple UI (User Interface) and is a lot less complex than Google Docs. And
inviting someone to edit the document with you is very simple because all you
have to do is send them a link that you find in the URL box after creating a
document. It’s very easy to use for group projects and you don’t need to create
a Gmail account to use it. In fact you don’t need to create any accounts to use
it at all. Have fun!

http://typewith.me/

Our Overgrown Internet Needs to Switch, Again

Vint Cerf

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“In 1977, Vinton Cerf rejected the idea that the Internet would ever need more than 4.3 billion Internet addresses.” New York Times  

Unfortunately, switching everything on the internet in 2000 (Y2K) was not the internet’s last numerical problem. In 1977, Vinton Cerf assumed that the internet would never need more than 4.3 billion IP addresses. He was wrong. In about 12 to 16 months or even sooner the internet will need to switch from IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) to IPv6. The difference is their adding a couple more digits. Switching everything will create tons of technical problems so they created a IPv6 day which is on june 8, 2011. Yahoo, Google, and Facebook will test their websites (which generate 1 billion hits daily) to check if they are IPv6 capable. If you’d like to read more… check out the sites below.   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6

http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/technology/15internet.html?ref=technology

Commercial Cheaters in the World of SEO

Google Logo officially released on May 2010

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, there are spammers everywhere trying to promote their websites or others for money. They create sites that have 100’s to 1000’sf links that refer to their original site. Search engines such as Google put your site in their search result depending on a few unknown factors; but we know that one of those factors is how many links refer to your website. The more links to your website, the higher you’ll be in the search results. That’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for you folks. Now spamming helps your site get higher search results but gives you a risk of getting the death penalty by Google (meaning they’ll ban your site from showing up on their web searches). The interesting part is that spamming is hundred percent legal. Now when major commercial websites do this they will earn lots of online shoppers and get lots advertisement revenues, but the risk is very high and they can gain lots of money and lose lots of money. An example is in 2006 BMW’s German website did a similar thing and got banned from Google. This was catastrophic for them but they had to start all over again by changing the name of the site and lots of other technical stuff just to get back to square one. Most recently The New York Times caught J.C. Penny doing something similar. Click on he link below to read more about it. But keep in mind everything I said when you read this article; it will give you a better understanding of the situation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13search.html?src=busln

Call Free in the US or Canada (Google Voice)

Have you ever wanted to call for free? Now you can with google voice. Create a Gmail account and start calling. If you want google voice on your iPhone or iPod touch you can. An app called Talkatone uses Google Voice to call. You need to create a Gmail account to use but its easy as 123. Have fun!

http://www.google.com/chat/voice/