Tag Archives: Search

Yes, Now We can change Google background

Google finally gave freedom to its registered user to change the background page, actually to put a background image in home page of giant search engine home page i.e. http://www.google.com

You must have noticed the “Change background image” link in left corner of the home page of Google. Just click it and it will take you to login page of Google Account if you are not logged in else it will display the image selection box.

Google background image

You can select the image in following four ways

  • Select image from your computer which will load into your Picasa album.
  • Select existing image from your Picasa album.
  • Select the image from public gallery.
  • or select the image from Editor’s pick.

Select Google background image

and its done as you can see in this picture.

Google background done

This is awesome where i can see my own selected background image as and when i open Google .

I hope Google can enhance this by adding more user-friendly feature like: Giving an option to select one of the albums from Picasa and then Google can display randomly selected image as background image on different visits.

Indeed : One Place to Search All Jobs

Indeed is a comprehensive vertical meta-search engine for finding the various jobs appearing on different career site, company site, newspaper, classifieds and job boards at single location.

It has two input box, one is marked as what to describe the kind of job, title, skill, technology, company, employer etc. Another box marked as Where to specify the location.

The best of all these services are free for users.

One of the cool feature of Indeed is RSS feeds for customized jobs as per search. So it will continuously updated as and when preferred job gets crawled by Indeed.

Google SMS India 9773300000

Google is now providing a 10 digit mobile number for easy to search and serve various helpful services using mobile in a quick and economical way in India.

For e.g.:¬† Just SMS your PNR number of railway ticket on this mobile number and instantaneously you will get your ticket’s current status along with all other journey related details.

Or just send ‘reliance quote’ and you will get what you were looking for.

The number is 9773300000. No need to prefix 0 or +91.

Best of all, you don’t pay a premium charge for any of this, just the price of a standard SMS.

Check out the various other services like cricket scores, horoscopes, facts, movies, news, flight status, local information and so on:

Google Zeitgeist 2008

Zeitgeist is German word which simply means: “spirit of the age”, spirit of a specific period of history, cultural and intellectual characteristics or mood of a particular era; trend of a specific generation.

I am avid follower of Google Zeitgeist, seemingly its becoming my hobby now a days. It assist me to determine what are people looking for across the World, how an event/activity influences certain citizens of a nation and so on. Google has recently came up with its zeitgeist list of 2008. Though Obama won the US election but Sarah Palin is the one leading ‘Fastest Rising’ section on Google Zeitgeist’s global list.

Coming to India, Katrina Kaif is leading all the way in India specific list. She is appearing in every major section like Fastest Rising, Most Popular, Top searches on Mobile and leading in Top Bollywood Celebrities.

Among all the best entertaining part is Top ‘how to’ searches in India, Here is a snippet:
Google Zeitgeist 2008 IndiaExcluding point 5, 7 and 8, I really got impressed with our Desi Bandhu’s search precedences :). Reducing (1)¬† weight along with Gaining (6) weight are our top priorities.

You can find full list here.

Google SMS in India

Now you can utilise search service of Google in India using Google SMS. Google SMS provides facility to search for certain kinds of information with Google from a mobile phone and returns results as text messages. These facilities are like local business listings, movie showtimes, weather, facts, dictionary definitions and so on. Check Google SMS homepage for a demo of the actual service.

Google SMS is currently available on the following mobile service providers in India: Aircel, Airtel, BPL, BSNL and Reliance. Also they are expanding this to other providers.

Swamii is here for All your Interest

Swamii is a quick and clean customizable search engine launched recently in India. Swamii gives results based on user’s query. For example type AJAX and you will get all the results from different sources like news, blogs, P2P, videos and rich media, TV and job pages which are related with AJAX.

You can save list of common searches or interested keywords and phrases and can view results anytime. They also have email alerts for the same.

So you can keep track of current event or your hobby etc. Google alerts also provide similar kind of service for search result through news and web.

I think we can expect feeds of results also some social connection very soon in Swamii like sharing interest with others.

Tag Serach Simplified with TagBulb

TagBulb is an ajax based search tool that lets you to search for tags from multiple Web 2.0TagBulb websites simultaneously. It supports tags from various  websites like RawSugar, Grouper, Google video, Flickr, YouTube, Technorati, Indeed etc and many more are added continuously.

It provides categorical search of tags in various categories like images, videos, books, products, blogs, jobs, podcasts, bookmarks, questions, events and goals.

TagUniverse allows you to see tag cloud and to take a look on what the world is searching for.