Archive for August, 2012

London Olympic 2012

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Videos
Best of london 2012

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Opening Ceremony

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London Olympic 2012 : India Reviews

Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 66 kg Final – Kumar v Yonemitsu Highlights

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Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 66 kg Finals – India v Japan Full Replay

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Wrestling Men’s GR 66 kg Semifinal – Kazakhstan v India Replay

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Wrestling Men’s GR 66 kg 1/8 Finals/Rep Rnd 1 – India v Turkey Replay

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Wrestling Men’s FR 60 kg Bronze Medal Matches Highlights

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Wrestling Men’s FR 60 kg Bronze Finals – India v DPR Korea Replay

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Wrestling Men’s FR 60 kg Repechage Round 2 – India v Iran Full Replay

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Wrestling Men’s FR 60 kg Repechage Round 1 – India v Puerto Rico Replay

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Hockey Men’s Classification 11/12 – South Africa v India Highlights

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Hockey Men’s Classification 11-12 – South Africa v India Highlights

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Boxing Women’s Fly (51kg) Semifinals Highlights

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Boxing Women’s Fly (51kg) Semifinals – Great Britain v India Full Replay

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Boxing Men’s Middle (75kg) Quarterfinals – Vijender v Atoev

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Boxing Women’s Fly (51kg) Quarterfinals – India v Tunisia Replay

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Boxing Women’s Fly (51kg) Round of 16 – India v Poland Replay

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Download free softwares

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Software

The online hate campaign targeting people from the northeast has put the spotlight on the power of the social medianetwork in India, which counts more than 60 million users, and how this burgeoning community can be manipulated for insidious propaganda.

The unprecedented exodus of people from the northeast, abetted by hate messages, has also opened the debate about issues related to internet freedom and content regulation. India, which is looking into the alleged role of Pakistan-based elements in using morphed images on internet, has blocked over 250 websites for orchestrating the online campaign of hatred.

The last two years have seen an explosion of social media in the country with overwhelmingly young users.

According to a report by iCRossing, nearly 36 million people in the country use Facebook. Of these, nearly 50 percent users are aged below 50. Estimates for 2012 posted on the India pages of various network sites show that microblogging site Twitter and LinkedIn have nearly 15 million users each in India.

This mushrooming is a double-edged sword. Social media has created a vibrant online community and widened public discourse, allowing a platform for activists with a thousand causes. On the flip side, it has also become a vehicle of skewered propaganda, as the latest exodus of people from the northeast from cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad shows.

“The next big war that India may have to wage against terror will be on the internet,” said India-born Ankit Fadia, who is based in New York and is a cyber security consultant.

“If any wrong, unacceptable and vicious content originates in Pakistan, it is the responsibility of the citizen of India to check the veracity of the content. If anything goes wrong, those monitoring the content should be held culpable. The government must take action against those who put unacceptable content on social media websites,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nirmala Sitharaman told IANS.

Experts say the vast volume of users makers makes the task of monitoring difficult.

The wide spectrum of subscribers’ database which cuts social and language divides – withFacebook using Hindi as one its languages – has the potential to make the networks national security risk.

Not every user is discerning and the fact that there are no entry barriers makes the sites porous. Anyone can log in.

“The potential of an individual using a social networking site in a secretive manner is much more in a social networking site than in a social media. There is no procedure for registration and ownership. And so there is no way to pin down the culprits,” media commentator N. Bhaskar Rao told IANS.

He said the government had initiated a “Convergence Bill in 2000 for the merger of telecom, entertainment and info-tech platforms which could have taken care of the problems”.

But it failed to become operative.

The recent developments dredge up fears of a gag on information and expression.

The spectre of curbs on the freedom of expression looms large following Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s statement about monitoring of content on the internet and social networking sites this year.

In the last two years, networking sites, taking a cue from the Arab Spring which had relied heavily on protests on the social media in the early stages, have mobilised public opinion for several key social issues.

Constructive debates on issues such as environment, wildlife conservation, gender justice, human rights, education – and tirades against cyber pornography and terror, have drawn millions of users to the social networking sites.

In the last decade, the sites have encouraged even trade and businesses to create e-commerce bases.

Social networking sites can’t be blamed for inciting violence in northeast, adds Thangkul tribal leader Selicita, who works in the capital.

“Most of those who react to such provocative information join the hate group without knowing the motives. Those involved in the violence against residents of northeast on the ground are not acquainted with such social networking sites,” Ngathingpei Khayi, a Manipuri who too works in capital, told IANS.

“The networking sites are a blessing… they are another freedom of expression,” said Mohammed Abdul, a student of Delhi University.

Like it or not, in order to be a member of the Internet community you need to have a profile. This may be an actual profile on multiple social networkspacked full of personal information, or it could just be the persona you adopt and nurture in an online setting. Either way you’ll probably have a profilepicture.

Inspired by Mark’s recent infographic showing what people’s personal profile picture says about them, I thought it would be good to hear how and why you chose the image that sums you up in just a few hundred pixels. That’s the subject of this week’s ‘We Ask [You] Tell Us’ column, your chance to inform us rather than the other way around.


There are an infinite number of choices open to you when choosing your social networking profile picture. You can use one of yourself, posed just for the occasion, captured off-guard, or drunk and pulling a funny face. You can use one of a celebrity, perhaps your favorite personality of the moment or one that suits your mood. You can use a graphic, a logo, a product, etc. Ad infinitum.
We already know the damaging effect of choosing unwisely, or even not choosing at all by just keeping that silhouetted Invisible Man-style non-picture on your page. But how did you come to the decision to use the picture you have staring out at the world and the Web right now?
I usually use a friendly picture of myself looking natural, but in advance of this column I switched to Burt Reynolds for a few days on Facebook. Why? Because 1970′s Burt Reynolds was the man, and I wanted to see what reaction he got. None, is the sad answer. Hopefully you’ll have better reasons for How? and Why? than I do.
We Ask You… now You Tell Us. All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week.

    London: Scientists have discovered that some birds use social networking to communicate about new food locations.

Researchers from the Australian National University in Canberra and Oxford University equipped birds with tags to monitor their activity and the built sunflower feeders in four small areas across two sites of woodland near Oxfordshire, known as Higgins Copse and Cammoor, and fitted them with antennae.

Over two months in winter the researchers placed feeders in set locations well-known to the birds, measuring their patterns of associations in the feeding flocks, their “social-network”.

They recorded 7790 separate food visits at Higgins Corpse and 11,866 visits at Cammoor, with 81 and 68 different birds.

After this data-collection period a single feeder was installed at a location that was not known for its food resources, so that no bird would have any pre-existing knowledge of the site.

They then recorded who discovered these new feeders, and in what order. They repeated the experiment several times at in each woodland area between December 2010 and January last year, leaving seven days between each trial.

Much like on Facebook, the scientists found that birds “in the know” that were more connected to the social network, were more likely to find new food sites than those on the “periphery”, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The less socially connected birds would just have to go hungry.

“It has parallels with social networking sites like Facebook (or indeed with the friendship networks humans maintain in everyday life) in that having lots of friends from many different groups means that a person potentially has access to more information from lots of diverse sources,” lead researcher from the Australian National University, Lucy Aplin told News Limited.

“In population of birds, maintaining such diverse links increase an individual”s chance of finding food.”

The study has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society journal.

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Name Description/Focus Date launched
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 1st January 2005
Academia.edu Social networking site for academics/researchers Sep-08
Advogato Free and open source software developers 1999
Advogato Free and open source software developers 1999
aNobii Books 2006
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 1997
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide Mar-04
Athlinks Running, Swimming 2001
Audimated.com Independent music 2010
Badoo General, Meet new people & dating, Popular in Europe and Latin America 2006
Bebo General Jul-05
BIGADDA Indian Social Networking Site Aug-07
Biip.no Norwegian community 1-Jun-05
BlackPlanet Black Americans 1-Sep-99
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance. 2010
Blogster Blogging community 24-Nov-05
Bolt.com General 1996
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 16-May-08
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 2005
CafeMom Mothers Dec-06
Care2 Green living and social activism 1998
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[37]
Cellufun Mobile social game network[41] 2007
Classmates.com School, college, work and the military 1995
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 2004
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2003
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 2001
Cross.tv Faith Based social network for Christian believers from around the world 2008
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 2006
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 1999
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 13-Feb-09
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health, Mental health, Support groups 4-Nov-07
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests Sep-03
deviantART Art community 7-Aug-00
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source) November, 2010
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities)
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries)
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK)
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 2005
Draugiem.lv General (primarily LV, LT, HU)
DXY.cn Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2000[75]
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy and sci-fi.
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. Jul-07
Eons.com For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond.
Epernicus For research scientists
eToro Social Investing, Finance May-07
Experience Project Life experiences
Exploroo Travel Social Networking.
Facebook General: Photos, Videos, Blogs, Apps. Feb-04
Faceparty General. Popular UK.
Faces.com Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA 2011
Fetlife People who are into BDSM Jan-08
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series 2002
Filmow Movies and TV Series 2009
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide Feb-04
Flixster Movies 2007
Focus.com Business to Business, worldwide 2005
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. Oct-98
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 2002
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 2009
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets Jul-00
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 2002
Frühstückstreff General Jul-01
Fubar dating, an “online bar” for 18 and older Oct-07
Fuelmyblog Blogging community July, 2007
FullCircle Geosocial networking and location-based services portal for mobile devices Apr-09
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia.
GamerDNA Computer and video games 21-Sep-06
Gapyear.com Travel social network July, 1998
Gather.com Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions
Gays.com Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 16-May-08
Geni.com Families, genealogy 16-Jan-07
GetGlue Social network for entertainment 28-Oct-08
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and music lovers
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers Dec-06
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. Oct-10
Google+ General 28-Jun-11
GovLoop For people in and around government
Grono.net Poland
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. Aug-00
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA. 2003
Hospitality Club Hospitality
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be.
HR.com Social networking site for Human Resources professionals 1999
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation Nov-02
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands. Sep-04
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote one’s self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India.
Identi.ca Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates.
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking.
IRC-Galleria Finland
italki.com Language learning social network. 100+ languages.
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows
iWiW Hungary 14-Apr-02
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google Feb-06
Jiepang Location based mobile social network. In Chinese language 2010
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
Kiwibox General. 1999
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site
LAGbook African-based Social Networking Site. Popular in Germany, Denmark, France, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan,Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada, India, Romania,Mexico and especially Nigeria.[180] 17th April 2010
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 2010
Last.fm Music 2002
LibraryThing Book lovers 29-Aug-05
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies
LinkedIn Business and professional networking May-03
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.
Listography Lists. Autobiography
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 15-Apr-99
Livemocha Online language learning
Makeoutclub General 9-Aug-99
MEETin General
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide.
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities
MillatFacebook General, Created in Response to Facebook [201] May-10
mixi Japan 25-Oct-00
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide
MOG Music
MouthShut.com Social Network, social media, consumer reviews
Mubi Auteur cinema
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly Reunion.com)
Myspace General Aug-03
Nasza-klasa.pl School, college and friends. Popular in Poland
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[221]
Nexopia Canada
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 2005 (Networks 2007)
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 1998
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[234] 22-Jan-04
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music 10-Nov-01
Passportstamp Travel
PatientsLikeMe Online community for patients with life-changing illnesses to find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn more about their condition to improve their outcome. 2006
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 2011
Plaxo Aggregator
Playfire Computer and video games
Playlist.com General, Music
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan
PureVolume Connecting indie music bands and listeners, through music sharing and social networking 2003
Qapacity A a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory
Quechup General, friendship, dating 2007
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
Raptr Video games
Ravelry Knitting and crochet
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009.
ReverbNation.com Social network for musician and bands
Ryze Business
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally
Shelfari Books 11-Oct-06
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in Mainland China. 14-Aug-09
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 2009
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity
Sonico.com General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions.
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking.
Stickam Live video streaming and chat.
Students Circle Network A Social Network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. Dec-10
StudiVZ University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ.
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests
Tagged General.
Talkbiznow Business networking
Taltopia Online artistic community
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina)
TeachStreet Education / Learning / Teaching – More than 400 subjects
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than 1300 subjects May-10
The Sphere A Private Online Social Luxury Network with Exclusive Personalized Services Dec-08
TravBuddy.com Travel 2005
Travellerspoint Travel 2002
tribe.net General
Trombi.com French subsidiary of Classmates.com
Tuenti Spanish-based university and High School social network.
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 15-Jul-06
Vampirefreaks.com Gothic and industrial subculture 1999
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 2007
Vkontakte Social Network for Russian-speaking world including former Soviet republics. Sep-06
Vox Blogging
Wakoopa For computer fans that want to discover new software and games
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing
WAYN Travel and lifestyle May-03
WeeWorld Teenagers – 10 to 17
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. Sep-11
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security
Wepolls.com Social polling network
Wer-kennt-wen General
weRead Books Jun-07
WiserEarth Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement[326]
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging
WriteAPrisoner.com Site networking inmates, friends, family Sep-00
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas Unknown
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland))
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created after World Youth Day 2008
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 2008
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk
Zoo.gr Greek Web Meeting point 2004
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests)

Answers For Riddles

Posted: August 21, 2012 in Miscellaneous
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  1. Nothing. Nothing is greater than God, nothing is more evil than the devil, the poor have nothing, the rich need nothing and if you eat nothing you’ll die
  2. Man (or woman). Crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult and uses two legs and a cane when they’re old.
  3. The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE
  4. A river.
  5. Tomorrow or the future.
  6. The stars.
  7. A watermelon.
  8. The letter ‘n’.
  9. It states, “There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word?” The third word of that phrase is of course “language.” Don’t get angry at me, I didn’t make it up 🙂
  10. A coffin
  11. Darkness
  12. A penny.
  13. Bookkeeper. An alternate, tricky, answer could be Woollen (where W is a “double u”)
  14. Charcoal.
  15. An ear of corn.
  16. Fire
  17. Iron ore
  18. Few
  19. Stove, fire, smoke
  20. A frog. The frog is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning “tail-less”) and usually makes noises at night during its mating season.
  21. The past. (Longfellow)
  22. Wine
  23. The wind
  24. Your heart
  25. Time

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Posted: August 20, 2012 in Wallpapers
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Posted: August 20, 2012 in Internet
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181 Google Tricks That Will Save You Time

Posted: August 20, 2012 in Google
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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School. But in nearly three years, Google has developed new products, discontinued a few, and offered new features, and more people have found great ways to save time with Google. So we’ve gone and found even more great tips for saving time with Google, and this time around, the list has made it all the way to 181 different tricks. Explore our collection of tricks to find new, faster ways to search, read email, manage your time, and more.

Search Tricks

Google is so much more than a search engine. It’s a reference book, calculator, even a weather forecaster. Using these tricks, you can find helpful information quickly, plus get to the right links faster.

  1. Feel lucky Access the page that Google thinks is the most relevant for your search with the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature. Chances are, you’ll find a great resource without having to look any further.
  2. Find public data Google offers stores of public data, right in search results. For population and employment rates, just search for “population” or “unemployment rate” plus the state or county.
  3. Find your web history Find websites you’ve visited and even search your own online history with Google’s Web History.
  4. Search within a site Found a site that’s full of great stuff? Narrow down your results within the site by searching for (search query) site (domain).
  5. Search for exact phrases Put quotation marks around “any word” to find an exact phrase more efficiently.
  6. Shorten your search phrases Chances are, you don’t need to type a whole lot to find what you’re looking for. Try shortening your searches to just a few words.
  7. Check the weather in a flash Need to know if rain is going to hold you up on the way to class? Just type “weather” plus the city or zip code, and Google will pop up a forecast for you.
  8. Be descriptive Instead of searching for “celebrity sounds,” which could be a variety of different sounds, look for “celebrity ringtones,” which is much more specific.
  9. Find the file type you’re looking for Search for PDF, doc, even Power Point files by adding a filetype pdf modifier to your search string.
  10. Forget about cases Google’s search isn’t case sensitive, so search for new york times if you’re looking forThe New York Times.
  11. Don’t worry about punctuation, either Search doesn’t pay attention to punctuation and special characters, so don’t bother using them.
  12. Turn Google into a calculator Did you know that Google has a built-in calculator function? Just enter a calculation into the search box, and you’ll get the answer!
  13. Google is a dictionary and thesaurus, too Get definitions by entering “define” before your search term, and discover synonyms by adding a tilde (~), as in, ~cats.
  14. Quickly discover movies and movie showtimes To find movie reviews, showings, and theaters before you head out with friends, just type “movies” plus your zip code for the best results.
  15. Check the time around the world Chatting with your video penpal in Japan? Find out what time it is by searching for “time Japan.”
  16. Get rid of the stuff you don’t want If you keep getting irrelevant results for a certain term, you can exclude words just by placing a minus sign in front of them. So if you want to know about wombats but not necessarily blind wombats, you’d search for wombats -”blind wombat.”
  17. Search with Goggles Use your mobile phone’s camera to search for an item instead of typing words.
  18. Search by voice, too Search the web with speech by tapping the microphone button on your Google search box.
  19. Discover what you don’t know Google can help you fill in the blank with a simple asterisk (*). You can search for “Isaac Newton discovered *,” and Google will complete your sentence.
  20. Check your spelling If you’re not sure how to spell a word, just type your best guess into Google. If you’re wrong, Google will pop up with an alternative, asking, “Did you mean  (correct spelling)?”
  21. Keep finding great sources If you like what you see on a particular website, and would like to find more, just do a related search on Google. For example, “related www.cnn.com” will direct you to more news sites like CNN.
  22. Discover people Thanks to Google Plus, Google offers people profiles for a surprising amount of individuals. Get the quick low-down on your classmates, professors, and even important public figures by simply Googling a person’s name.
  23. Check out patents If you need to research a patent for school (or your latest invention), just plug in the number, plus the word “patent” into Google to get information about it.
  24. Research health conditions, medications, and even save a life Type any common symptom or disease into Google, and you’ll find an expert summary. Same thing for most generic and brand name prescriptions. Search for “poison control,” “suicide prevention,” and “flu,” and you’ll be directed to the appropriate phone number or even nearby locations that can help.
  25. Find food, stores, and more fast Find local businesses, like restaurants, quickly just by entering what you’re looking for plus your zip code. For example, you can find pizza joints in the Beverly Hills area by searching for “pizza 90210.”
  26. Quit stalking the FedEx guy You can track packages from USPS, FedEx, and UPS just by typing your tracking number directly into Google.
  27. Convert units of measure Calculate temperature, weight, and more just by using Google Search.
  28. Search by timeline With “view timeline” you can get a timeline for any topic you’re researching.
  29. Use Google’s cache to get around blocked sites Just by using “cache website address,” you can get around most blocked sites.
  30. Take advantage of image search Find an image for your search with Google’s Image Search.
  31. Find results on a specific kind of site To find results only from authoritative sites like .edu, .gov, or .org, add “site edu” to your search term.
  32. Check the time Find out the local time just by entering “what time is it” into Google.
  33. Search within a url Discover topics, years, and more within a url just by using “inurl .”
  34. Refine your search with options Drill down to what you’re really looking for with Show Options.
  35. Find a face Find only images with faces by using “&imgtype=face” in your search query.

 

Google Specifically for Education

 

With tools like Google Earth, Scholar, News, and iGoogle, there are lots of great ways to learn more and save time with Google.

  1. Google Scholar Use Google Scholar to get hooked up with scholarly literature, including results from academic publishers, journals, and peer-reviewed papers.
  2. Check out the sky Get a lesson in meteorology with Google Earth’s Sky feature.
  3. Set up an iGoogle page Keep everything handy and easy to access with an iGoogle page full of your most relevant news stories, calendar, and Google Reader blogs.
  4. Google News Find news sources around the world in Google’s incredible news resource.
  5. Make your own search engine Using the Google Custom Search Engine, you can create a search engine that specifically caters to your research needs.
  6. Set up a study group in Google Groups Communicate and collaborate with classmates and more in Google Groups, or better yet, start your own G+ Hangout.
  7. Google Code University Learn more about computer science by checking out Creative Commons-licensed content in this Google site.
  8. Study the oceans In Google Earth, you can view not just the sky, but the ocean floor’s surface and even 3D shipwrecks.
  9. Check out Knol for expert input Explore Knol to find expert knowledge on a variety of different topics.

 

Google Plus

 

A great new service for students to take advantage of, Google Plus has plenty of ways to get connected and save time.

  1. Create Hangouts to chat with study buddies Collaborate with group project members and study groups by setting up a video chat Google+ Hangout.
  2. Do a university search Find information within your university, thanks to Google Plus’ feature that collects university affiliation.
  3. Get a constantly updated research stream with Sparks Set up Sparks for a search engine that automatically finds information about the stuff you’re interested in.

 

Google Docs

 

We’re big fans of Google Docs’ ability to streamline word processing, spreadsheets, and more. Here are plenty of ways to take things to the next level and save time.

  1. Set up repeated text If you frequently write the same phrase over and over again, set up automatic substitution in your Google Docs preferences.
  2. Store your documents in the cloud With Google Docs, it’s easy to keep your documents in the cloud and access them wherever you are  your dorm, mom and dad’s house, even the school library.
  3. Save Gmail attachments to Docs Keep Gmail attachments organized in the cloud by saving them to your Google Docs account.
  4. Spell check in bulk Google Docs checks your spelling as you type, but if you prefer to do it all at once, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-; to go to the next misspelling, and Ctrl-[ to back up.
  5. Create your own templates If you have a document that you’d like to use over and over again, just make your own template in Google Docs.
  6. Take advantage of templates Find templates for your resume, budget, chores, study schedule, and more in Google Docs templates.
  7. Open things up a bit Compact your Google Docs controls to get more writing real estate by pressing Ctrl-Shift-F inside a document, reducing the menu bar size.
  8. Set up simple forms, surveys, or polls Need a survey for a research project? Set one up in Google Docs to gather info.
  9. Collaborate and get alerted to changes Google Docs is great for collaboration with classmates, and it’s also useful for setting up notifications to find out when they’ve made changes.
  10. But remember that you can turn off notifications Getting alerts is great, but one too many can become distracting. Change your notification settings if it’s driving you nuts.
  11. Translate documents with Google Docs If you’ve downloaded a foreign language journal article, get it translated into another language with Google Docs.
  12. Organize into collections Use Google Docs enough, and you’ll have quite a collection of documents to go through. Put them into neat categories by setting up collections, and move documents to the appropriate folder.
  13. Add video to your presentation Give your Google Docs a multimedia boost by adding video.
  14. Add a school year calendar Follow these instructions to create a simple school year calendar in Google Docs.
  15. Use spreadsheets to make graphs Enter data into a spreadsheet, and then use that data to create a pie, bar, line, or scatter graph.
  16. Open a new document lightning fast Use simple shortcuts to open up new documents quickly.
  17. Save as you go Use the right click to save-as option, and you can quickly save a document in Google Docs.
  18. Send invitations in Google Docs Whether it’s for a party or a study group, you can send invitations using Google Docs.

 

Gmail

The ubiquitous Gmail has lots of great tricks and options that student time-savers can take advantage of.

  1. Better Gmail Speed through your Gmail inbox by using this add-on that fixes some of the problems that can slow you down in Gmail, like customizing your inbox count display, messages, sidebar, and more.
  2. Gmail Manager Get updated on multiple Gmail accounts at once with this add-on that lets you check all of your Gmail accounts.
  3. Turn on keyboard shortcuts Gmail offers keyboard shortcuts like letter navigation, single-stroke actions, and more that can shave time off each action you do in Gmail.
  4. Undo Send If you accidentally sent a message a bit too fast, undo your send, and go back to fix a goof or add an attachment without having to send a brand new email.
  5. Add gadgets to Gmail You can add Calendar and Docs to your Gmail sidebar, helping you get quick access to your schedule and documents.
  6. Use stars to note special messages Mark messages with stars and superstars to remember that they are important.
  7. Mute messages Use Google Smart Mute to turn off messages that you’ve been added to on CC.
  8. Use advanced search operators Narrow down who you’re finding emails from with “from ” and “to ,” search by “subject ,” “has attachment,” and more with advanced search operators.
  9. Filter email with personalized email addresses Add a plus sign, periods, and other characters to create variations of your email address, and filter your inbox based on these addresses.
  10. Get connected faster with SMS in Chat Send a quick SMS text to your contacts through Gmail’s Chat if you really need to get connected instantly.
  11. Use Drafts as notes Keep handy notes in your Gmail Drafts folder by composing a new message and saving it as a draft.
  12. Organize with labels Get your email organized with labels to quickly scan your inbox for what you’re looking for, and move messages to them to clean up your inbox.
  13. Identify which messages were sent just to you Find out if an email was directly addressed to you by looking for personal level indicator arrows.
  14. Set up reminder keywords If you know you’ll need to access an important email later, but might not remember how to find it, forward it to yourself, adding a memorable keyword to the message that you can search for later.
  15. Send one-liners with (EOM) For messages where the subject is the entire message, Gmail will usually pop up and ask you if you want to ask body text. Bypass this message by adding (EOM) to the end of your subject.
  16. Search your mail Instead of keeping your mail super organized, just use the Gmail search function.
  17. Archive your messages Keep your inbox tidy, and old important emails still accessible by search by archiving messages.
  18. Sign out remotely Oops! Left Gmail on at the computer lab? Sign out remotely by clicking on Details at the bottom of your Inbox.
  19. Sort email accounts If you use Gmail to receive messages from both your personal account and school account, separate them into Multiple Inboxes to keep everything clear.
  20. Report spam vigilantly Rid your inbox, and the world, of spam by reporting emails as spam.
  21. Keep important files handy in Gmail Always have quick access to key files by emailing them to yourself in Gmail.
  22. Turn emails into tasks Got an emailed assignment from your professor? Convert emails into tasks, and even access them on your mobile phone.
  23. Set up filters Control the flow of incoming mail by setting up filters that will automatically label, archive, delete, forward, and more.
  24. Preview attachments If you’re not ready to download an attachment yet, just preview the attached document to see what it’s all about.
  25. Always remember to attach files Sign up for Labs to use the Forgotten Attachment Detector, and get notified when you mention attachments in the body of your message, but don’t actually have anything attached.
  26. Add multiple attachments at once Use Control, Shift, or Cmd to select more than one file to attach to your message.
  27. Use https Protect your Gmail with https, even when you’re using Gmail in public places like a coffee shop or the school library.
  28. Add Calendar and Docs Make Calendar and Docs a part of your Gmail page by adding them as boxes.
  29. Set up a “waiting for response” label Never lose emails that need following up by setting up a label for messages that you’re waiting on a response for.
  30. Set up Canned Responses With Canned Responses, you can save email templates for common replies that you use over and over.

 

Google Calendar

 

Using Google Calendar is the first step to saving time and staying on-task. Here are many more ways that you can keep the productivity train rolling with Calendar.

  1. Take advantage of hotkeys Navigate your keyboard by using hotkeys, like t to jump to today’s date, or q for a quick add.
  2. Sync your calendar Make sure that your calendar is the same on Outlook, your iPhone and Google Calendar on the web by using Google Calendar Sync.
  3. Create mini calendars Set up multiple calendars with custom colors to manage different calendars for different purposes, like homework vs. your social life.
  4. Set up notifications Get a daily agenda mailed to you, as well as reminders and updates, so you can manage your calendar right from your email.
  5. Add your Remember the Milk tasks Use RTM’s add-on to add your tasks to Google Calendar.
  6. Add appointments quickly Be specific, adding the time and date when you type in new appointments, and Google Calendar will automatically populate the fields you specify in its appointment form.
  7. Get texts from your calendar Set up access to Google Calendar on your mobile phone, and get your day’s agenda by texting “day” to 48368.
  8. Get Synced in iCal and Sunbird Sync your calendar with Apple iCal or Mozilla Sunbird.
  9. Customize your reminders Choose which reminders work best for you  email, SMS, or pop-up.
  10. Set up weekly repeats Repeat events for M/W/F or T/Th classes and other events to block out the time on your calendar each week.
  11. Add events in Gmail Click “add to calendar” to add events to your Google Calendar right from Gmail.
  12. Invite others to an event Just add email addresses under Guests within any event to remind others of an appointment.

 

Google Mobile

 

With these tricks, you can fit education in anywhere.

  1. Sync your calendar Sync your Google Calendar, Gmail, and more to your phone so that you can stay productive on the go.
  2. Check email on the go Use Gmail for mobile to stay connected with your phone.
  3. Read your blog subscriptions Access Google Reader on your phone to stay on top of your blog subscriptions.
  4. Consolidate your phone numbers, even your cell phone With Google Voice, you can consolidate your dorm, apartment, and cell phone numbers into one.
  5. Find your friends Discover where your friends are hanging out with Google Latitudes.
  6. Get answers from Google SMS Find a great place to eat, translate words, and more just by texting Google (466453).
  7. Check in with iGoogle Get a mobile-optimized version of iGoogle on your phone.
  8. Access your Google Docs, too Read all of your Google Docs items on your phone.
  9. Keep a to-do list with Google Tasks Google Tasks makes it easy to keep and access a to-do list right on your phone.
  10. Always know where you are With Google Maps, you can take advantage of GPS and more to be sure that you never get lost.
  11. Find out anything, anywhere Use Google Search on your mobile phone to find out information wherever you are.
  12. Read books on your phone Access Google Books on your phone to read on the go.
  13. Post to Blogger Use your mobile phone to update any Blogger blog.

 

Google Chrome Tips and Extensions

 

With this awesome Google browser, you can maximize your time using tricks, extensions, and really cool ideas.

  1. Snippy You can snip out web content and save it for later in Google Docs thanks to Snippy.
  2. Set your startup pages If you rush to Gmail, Facebook, and specific research sites on startup, change your settings to open them up automatically each time you start Chrome.
  3. Stay Focusd Use this extension to help curb your Facebook addiction, blocking out websites that you tend to waste time on.
  4. Note Anywhere Use Note Anywhere to scribble notes anywhere online, even Wikipedia.
  5. Web2PDFConverter PDFs are so prevalent in higher education, so keep this converter handy in case you need to save and distribute a web page as a PDF.
  6. Read Later Fast Save research links and check them out later with the Read Later Fast Chrome extension.
  7. RemindMe Stay on task with RemindMe, a great app for getting reminders, tasks, and more.
  8. GradeGuru Citation Manager Organize your references and citation online using GradeGuru’s Chrome extension.
  9. Session Manager Save a certain group of tabs open only for specific tasks, and keep them all handy and separate with the Session Manager extension for Google Chrome.
  10. myHomework Using this Chrome extension, your can organize projects, classes, and homework so that you remember all of your important assignments.
  11. Session Boddy Keep your session safe, no matter where you access Google Chrome with Session Buddy, an extension that saves your tabs to export and use later.
  12. Put your favorite sites on your desktop Create a shortcut on your desktop to see an icon for your favorite website.
  13. Auto Copy Make copying text just a tiny bit faster with this extension that automatically copies text to the clipboard when you select a block of it.
  14. Cacoo With Cacoo, you can create diagrams collaboratively, right in your Google Chrome browser.
  15. Google Mail Checker Keep an eye on your Gmail without having to manually check in throughout the day by using Google Mail Checker, an extension that will show your unread Gmail messages on Chrome.
  16. Split Screen This extension is especially helpful when you’re researching over a variety of different websites.
  17. Use Chrome’s Omnibox as a calculator Just like you can use Google Search as a calculator, you can do calculations in Chrome’s Omnibox.
  18. Desmos Graphing Calculator Make Google Chrome’s calculator even better with this graphing calculator extension.
  19. Copy Without Formatting Copy plain text using this Chrome extension, and you can avoid messing up your documents with pre-determined formatting.
  20. DayHiker Check your schedule, tasks, and even set an alarm clock with this calendar extension for Google Chrome.
  21. Set up AutoFill If you’re sick of typing your name, address, and phone number over and over again, set up your AutoFill option to fill it in for you.
  22. Brizzly If you’re going to check Facebook and Twitter when you’re supposed to be studying, at least keep things simple. Use Brizzly, a reader extension that streamlines your browsing and updating.
  23. Create a favicon bookmark bar Set up links on your bookmarks bar, and delete their names so that Chrome will simply display them by favicon, saving room and leaving more space for even more links.
  24. FastestChrome Supercharge your Chrome experience by installing FastestChrome, an extension that adds Wikipedia articles to your browser, finds definitions instantly, and makes searching more convenient.
  25. Sync your Chrome settings If you use Chrome on multiple computers, like the library, computer lab, and your dorm, you can keep your settings by syncing them to your Google account.
  26. TooManyTabs If you’re prone to opening way too many tabs in Chrome, use this app to organize them all into a manageable format.
  27. Control multiple tabs with Pin Tab Using a Pin Tab, you can minimize tabs into a small icon.
  28. Use Paste and Search and Paste and Go Use these features to save steps when searching and navigating.
  29. Reopen closed tabs Whoops! Fix an accidentally closed tab by pressing Ctrl+Shift+T.
  30. Keep things private Use incognito mode to operate without any history or cookies on your browser.
  31. Make use of the bookmarks manager Use Chrome’s built-in bookmarks manager to organize, rearrange, find, and add folders for your bookmarks.
  32. ChromePass Use ChromePass, and you can list all of your stored Chrome password information.
  33. Chrome Mailer With ChromeMailer, you can get support for the mailto  function on Google Chrome.
  34. Google Chrome Backup Back it up! Keep all of your bookmarks and personal data safe and secure with this tool.

 

Google Books

 

Access school books online, do your research, and save a trip to the library with these tricks and more.

  1. Save books as a PDF Take books that would normally be online-only and save them as a PDF so that you can read them anytime, anywhere.
  2. Find author and book information If you need quick info, like the author of a certain book, or when it was published, do a Google Books search to find detailed into on authors and titles.
  3. Read public domain books Search for classic books, then select “Books” in the left panel of your search results to find free copies of public domain books.
  4. Search the full text of books On Google Books, you can search the full text of thousands of books.
  5. Make your own library Add books to your shared library on Google Books to keep them organized for your classes or projects.
  6. Find books at your own library Check out links on Google Books that allow you to check the availability of titles in real life libraries.
  7. Check out Advanced Book Search Take things to the next level with detailed book search options.
  8. Find textbooks online Thanks to Google Books, you can even access selected textbooks online.
  9. Find magazine content In Advanced Book Search, you can find information in magazines, too.
  10. Check out the blog Find out the latest in the Google Books world with the Inside Google Books blog.
  11. Find supplements for your assigned texts Go to the next level, and find books in the subjects you’re studying in school.

 

Google Voice

 

Google Voice makes it easy to streamline your phone experience, and even eliminate a few pesky distractions.

  1. Use Google Voice as your phone number Avoid pesky solicitor phone calls and use voicemail transcription to take the time suck out of using your phone.
  2. Put voicemails in a special label Set up a label for all emails that come from voice-noreply@google.com.
  3. Set up a “do not disturb” time Determine a time when you really need to get things done, set up “do not disturb” on Google Voice, and all your calls will go to voicemail.
  4. Block nuisance calls Kill productivity-busting sales calls by blocking them. Google Voice will set up a disconnection message for callers that you’ve blocked.
  5. Record calls If you’re doing research interviews, this is a really handy time saver. Use Google Voice to record calls, and you can go back to them later.

 

Handy Google Services and Apps

 

Here you’ll find even more ways to save time with Google, using services like Google SketchUp, Talk, and Translate.

  1. Install a search box on your browser Using Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, you can add a search box for Google onto your browser.
  2. Google Alerts Stay on top of news stories and research projects with Google Alerts, a service that will send you emails with new search results for your terms.
  3. Google SketchUp Draw 3D figures for free online using Google’s SketchUp service.
  4. Google Talk Chat with family, friends, classmates, and professors on your desktop and more with this service.
  5. Google Images With Google’s Image search, you can find loads of high-quality images.
  6. Google Translate Using Google Translate, you can get foreign words translated lightning fast.
  7. Google Finance Use Google Finance to stay on top of markets, news, and more.
  8. Google Toolbar With the Google Toolbar, you can get easy access to all sorts of Google tools right in your browser.
  9. Picasa Manage, edit, and share your photos online with this Google photo manager.
  10. Google Fusion Tables With Google’s Fusion Tables, you can share and discuss your data online.
  11. Blogger Using Blogger, you can create a project blog, share your experiences, and keep up with family and friends.