CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again…

CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again… . “I am not looking for any kind of fix here. And I don’t want to keep documenting this stuff. But it is obvious to me that we should not sent people to use Google Image search for Creative Licensed photos without making them aware that the results are not to be trusted.”

Futurism: Googling “Desk Ornament” Returns Images Of Nazi Paraphernalia

Futurism / The Byte: Googling “Desk Ornament” Returns Images Of Nazi Paraphernalia. “The saga stared yesterday, when former Cracked editor and scifi author Jason Pargin asked followers if they, too, were getting tons of images of Nazi memorabilia when Googling the phrase ‘desk ornament.’ Turns out a bunch of them were — including Futurism, where we were still experiencing the bizarre results at press time — and the problem is so big it elicited an official response from the company.” This article is over a week old, so I did the search myself to see if I got Nazi imagery in my results. I did. I also got screenshots of articles like this one.

CogDogBlog: A CC Only Google Images Bookmarklet By Request

CogDogBlog: A CC Only Google Images Bookmarklet By Request. “Hmmm, someone pressed the 3 button. This is an outflow of the recent hand tossed post about my hackly idea for making Google Image search server only Creative Commons licensed results…. @ResearchBuzz tossed in the request line. I have to give Tara a listen as I have been pilgering links and resources from her site since the beginning of web time.” It always weirds me out when I guest star in my own newsletter.

CogDogBlog: Forcing Google’s Image Search to Provide CC Licensed Results by Default

CogDogBlog: Forcing Google’s Image Search to Provide CC Licensed Results by Default. “I find perverse pleasure in finding a way to force Google to Sit, Stay, Rollover, and do the tricks I want it to do rather than what it decides. The sense of power is of course a fabricated illusion, but still, the effect is robustly divine. After some explanation of my current approach, creating a quick shortcut for google image results that are CC licensed, and steps hpw ypu can do the same, I present my newest hatched karate chop to Google.”

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Image Search Licensable Badge Now Live With Updated Search Filters

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Image Search Licensable Badge Now Live With Updated Search Filters. “In February, Google added a new licensable badge for image search as a beta while it tested out new structured data markup (with Search Console debugging reports). Well, now after months of testing, this new feature is live and images using this markup can see the licensable badge in the Google Image search results.”

Outlook India: Google to provide quick facts about images you search

Outlook India: Google to provide quick facts about images you search. “Google on Wednesday announced a new feature that will make it easy to find quick facts about what people see on Google images in the form of a Knowledge Graph. Starting first in the US, the feature would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database of billions of facts, helping users explore the topic more.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos

Search Engine Journal: Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos. “Google is updating its image search results pages with icons indicating what type of content the images lead to. If an image surfaced in search results comes from a product page, a recipe, or a video, Google will highlight it with a special icon.” Of course, since Google’s adding something, it’s removing something else…

Daily Dot: Everything you need to know about Google Reverse Image Search

Daily Dot: Everything you need to know about Google Reverse Image Search . “We’re living in the Instagram age, an era dominated by photos and images, it’s often very hard to determine if the photo you are looking at has been altered or not; image enhancement is almost considered protocol when it comes to creating online content, and photo-editing apps are too plenty to count. Along with this, the internet is home to a thriving repost culture, making it hard to pinpoint where a photo came from, and whether or not you are seeing it straight from its original source. For both instances, there’s one thing you can do to investigate a picture’s origin and authenticity, and that’s to use Google reverse image search.”

Egg on North Face: Wikipedia furious after glamp-wear giant swaps article pics for sneaky ad shots – and even brags about it in a video (The Register)

The Register: Egg on North Face: Wikipedia furious after glamp-wear giant swaps article pics for sneaky ad shots – and even brags about it in a video. “The North Face tried to sneakily replace images on Wikipedia pages with shots of models wearing the outdoor-clothing biz’s clobber in an attempt to skyrocket to the top of Google Images. It was part of an ad campaign that The North Face figured out with the Brazilian branch of international admen Leo Burnett Tailor Made. They had noticed that when people searched for top nature destinations, the first few images on Google were often taken from Wikipedia pages.”

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle. “As martial eagles are beautiful, people love to take photographs of them and post these online. We realised that hundreds of photographers, amateurs to professionals, have been collecting data. To help answer some conservation questions we tapped into this resource of photographs taken at multiple locations across the continent over many years.”