How the World Searched and Tweeted in 2010 According to Google and Twitter

On December 14th, 2010, wrote:

Search giant Google and social media giant Twitter both recently released year-end reports that indicate how the world searched – and tweeted – in 2010. Google Zeitgeist 2010 The annual Zeitgeist report, which represents an aggregation of the search terms that people have typed into Google Search over the past year, offers insight on 2010’s fastest-rising global search trends, in categories that include news and events, people, entertainment, sports, consumer electronics, food and drink, health, maps searches, and even humanitarian aid. Here are some of the search terms that you will find in the Google Zeitgeist 2010. For the complete list, visit the Google Zeitgeist 2010 home page. 10 Fastest Rising 1. Chatroulette: A Russian-based chat website that pairs random strangers from around the world for webcam-based conversations. 2. iPad: Apple’s tablet computer, which was released in April 2010 and generated sales of 3 million units in 80 days. 3. Justin Bieber: The 16-year-old Canadian pop singer who released his – Read the full article

New Facebook Profiles, Cartoon Profile Pics, WikiLeaks and Twitter

On December 7th, 2010, wrote:

Facebook revamps profile pages Facebook rolled out a new look for the profile pages of its users last Sunday, coinciding with the broadcast of a 60 Minutes interview with its notoriously media-shy CEO Mark Zuckerberg. According to the company, the revamped profile pages now organize personal information in a way that highlights “the important people in your life, and all the things you have in common with that person”. Among the most obvious changes is the appearance of a first line at the top of the profile page that gives a short description of who the person is, as indicated by the user on Facebook. Information such as one’s workplace, school, current location, and birth date also appear on the profile page without having to click a separate tab or link. The Facebook profile redesign also shows a new string of photographs of the user, as tagged by Facebook friends and family. The application tabs – Wall, Info, Photo, Notes, – Read the full article

Twitter adds Search Bar and Trends to Profiles

On March 14th, 2009, wrote:

We were poking around making some updates for our client So Cute and Cozy, when we saw that their twitter page was in a beta testing of a new top navagation. Twitter has added a new search feature and drop down that shows the current trending topics. The industry buzz is that searchability is one of Twitter’s killer features, and indeed, it looks like the microblogging service is starting to put it more front and center. It looks like the company is either testing it out or doing the gradual rollout thing. Twitter’s focus on search started when the company acquired Summize, a search tool built using Twitter’s developer API (application programming interface) and turned it into the Twitter Search feature. The search for GreenWerks which is another one of our clients showed the current results we have come to enjoy with search.twitter.com. Hooked Up Installs is one of our newer social media clients and was blown away by the – Read the full article