Buzzword Bingo: Google
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Googling has become short-hand for searching the web. Of course, there are many search engines and search engine optimization. That said, Google is king. The following is our guide to exploring one of the most popular sites on the Web.

Google = The number one followed by one hundred zeros

One of the subsidiaries of Google is YouTube

Tip: Change the emails that Google sends you
https://www.google.com/settings/plus?cfem=1

Buzzword Bingo

Adsense - Adwords - Algorithm - Analytics - App - Block - Books - Calendar - Chromecast - Circle - Community - Database - Documents - Drive - Google - Google+ - Google Earth - Gmail - Groups - Hangout - Hover - Invite - Join - Local - Login - Maps - Mute - News - OK Maps - Organic - Page Rank - Password - Phone Call - Ping - Post - Privacy - Rank - Ripple - Search - Sign In - Social Web - Translation - Wallet - YouTube - Zeitgeist

Core skills (Adventures in Digital Literacy!)

Have you created a gmail address?
Have you watched a hangout on Google+?
Have you joined a hangout on Google+?
Have you initiated a hangout on Google+?
Have you created a Google calendar?
Have you made a free phone call to a landline in the USA?

Chromecast

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromecast

chromecast - Google News

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Key Links

Google Tips

Quotes

From smartphones to self-driving cars to browsers, email, social networking, and augmented-reality glasses, Google doesn't just mess around in a huge number of divergent technology arenas, it credibly competes in most of them, has essentially invented some of them from the ground up, and in some key segments, is the dominant player.
- 2012 in Review - PC Mag

Tour Builder
http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Google-Launches-Tour-Builder.html?

Glasses
http://creativegood.com/blog/the-google-glass-feature-no-one-is-talking-about/

Privacy Policy (Updating March 2012)

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ - We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that’s a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.
This stuff matters, so please take a few minutes to read our updated Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service now. These changes will take effect on March 1, 2012.

Google Drive -- http://drive.google.com -- offers 5 gigabytes of free storage
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2040322/free-google-drive-tools-youre-not-using-but-should-be-.html


We're changing our privacy policy and terms. This stuff matters. Learn More

Translation

http://googletranslate.blogspot.mx/2012/10/a-smarter-dictionary-for-translation.html

Groups

Google Groups
https://groups.google.com/?hl=en
Can't access your account? Try to recover it here
https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery

Google Docs

http://blog.webstarts.com/2010/11/embed-a-google-docs-form-onto-your-website
http://gweb-docs-bots-demo.appspot.com/
Activity - Collaborative Editing - Edit - File - Format - Download Google Drive - Google Docs - Last Modified - My Drive - Owner - Preview - Recent - Revision History - Schemer - Share - Shared with Me - Sync - Tools

YouTube
GoogleOnlineCourses


Nethui Collaborative Notetaking

rss

Delicious/ronmader/google

Headlines

http://ideas.time.com/2014/02/24/how-i-quit-google
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymagid/2013/10/11/google_feature_you_in_ad
http://www.google.com/think/industries/travel-tourism.html
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/04/us-travel-frommer-google
http://www.fastcompany.com/3007369/heres-google-perk-any-company-can-imitate-employee-employee-learning
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/may/07/nevada-issues-google-first-license-self-driving-ca/
http://travelllll.com/2012/09/21/google-travel
Google Apps for Education Integration in the Classroom
Google takes its trike on a tour of Mexico's Mayan monuments
Google Engineer Accidently Shares His Internal Memo About Google + Platform
Google To Begin Encrypting Searches & Outbound Clicks By Default With SSL Search
Google privacy: Q&A
Has Google reached the tipping point? - Guardian

Google Books

http://books.google.com
http://www.worldbrainthefilm.com
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57565923-93/documentary-throws-the-book-at-google-scanning-project
http://books.google.com/ngrams

Currents
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-currents/id459182288?mt=8

Google News

googlenews

Google Now
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/4414004?p=ib_google_now_welcome&rd=1

Google Sidewiki

http://www.google.com/sidewiki/intl/en/index.html

Google Search

Do a barrel roll

http://www.informationweek.com/news/development/web/231902412
http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2011/11/ten-recent-algorithm-changes.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-search/id284815942?mt=8

Search by image
http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en

street view

http://maps.google.com/intl/en/help/maps/streetview/
http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Google-Street-View-Trekker-Now-On-Loan.html


Image Search

http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search?hl=en
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html
http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3542172.htm

Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Easy-to-use features let you see and analyze your traffic data.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/240931/google_offers_realtime_site_analytics.html
https://services.google.com/fb/forms/realtimeanalytics/

Google Places

http://www.google.com/places
http://places.google.com/rate

Google Profiles

Your profile is the way you present yourself on Google products and across the web. With your profile, you can manage the information--such as your bio, contact details, and links to other sites about you or created by you--that people see. https://profiles.google.com

Google +1 button

Use the +1 button to publicly show what you like, agree with, or recommend on the web. The +1 button can appear in a variety of places, both on Google and on sites across the web. For example, you might see a +1 button for a Google search result, Google ad, or next to an article you're reading on your favorite news site.

Google Maps

Is there an easy way to get long/lat on Google Maps?
Is there an easy way to go from Google Maps to Googlearth

Put your business on Google Maps

Example

ico

Google Latitude

Google Latitude allows you to share your location with friends and view their locations on a map.

Google Reader

"With the news that Google is killing off Google Reader as of July 1, 2013, users everywhere are on the lookout for potential replacements". More information about alternatives:
http://mashable.com/2013/03/14/google-reader-alternatives/#_

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/242945/how_to_share_privately_with_the_new_google_reader.html

Google Wallet

http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/send-money-to-friends-with-gmail-and.html
https://twitter.com/googlewallet

Google Page Rank

Google Technology - http://www.google.com/technology
"The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University ... PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important." Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query."

100% Pure New Zealand Layer on Google Earth

e-books

Google eBooks, lets u read your favorite books across all your connected devices. http://goo.gl/vZoqg

History

Google's original Mission Statement (1998) was to 'organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.'

else

http://mashable.com/2010/06/19/10-google-facts/
http://mashable.com/2010/03/19/small-business-google-apps/

We also have guides to Google's Adsense/Adwords and Google Analytics.

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Panda

Unofficial

Unofficial Google Weblog

Adsense

Adsense and Adwords
http://adsense.blogspot.com/

Analytics

Google Analytics

Calendar

Google Calendar
Google Directory
https://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=74783&hl=en

Email (Gmail)

Gmail

Google Earth

googlearth

Images

Google Images

Reader

Google Reader Blog
Google Reader Tour
Google Reader for Publishers

Video

Google Video

Print

Google Print

Trends

Google Trends
Example: Ecotourism

Flickr

Google Earth, Maps & Mash-ups

Wikipedia

Google

Embedded Tweets



Misc

Google has made its services available to organizations using Google Apps. In addition to the core suite of messaging and collaboration applications, you may access many Google services ("Additional Services") using your editor@planeta.com account. Your planeta.com administrator determines which Additional Services you may access using your account. For tips about using your new account, visit the GoogleHelp Center.

Please be aware that when you use Google services, your domain administrator will have access to your editor@planeta.com account information, including your email. You can learn more here, or by consulting your domain administrator's privacy policy, if one exists. You can choose to maintain a separate account for your personal use of any Google services, including email. If you have multiple Google accounts, the username that appears at the upper right corner of most Google services will help you ensure that you're using the intended account.

The Additional Services are provided by Google to you under these terms of service and privacy policy. Certain Additional Services may also haveservice-specific terms. If your domain administrator enables any of the Additional Services, Google will treat your use of any of the Additional Services as acceptance of the applicable service-specific terms.


Signing In
An important point about multiple sign-in
As not all Google products support multiple sign-in, check the top right of the page when you sign in or switch products to make sure you're using the correct account. If you're on a mobile device, check the bottom of the page.




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