The History of Video Search: Who’s Still Standing, Who Isn’t, and New Players in the Space (The Collegian)

The Collegian: The History of Video Search: Who’s Still Standing, Who Isn’t, and New Players in the Space. “You may be wondering how video search has fared amidst the constant shifts in popularity and functionality, and it’s a thought worth considering. Video content is being consumed more and more online, with some platforms boasting staggering statistics: almost 5 billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day. Below is a brief overview of video search to better understand the digital playing field.”

Motherboard: Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies

Motherboard: Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies. “Late last week Facebook quietly made changes to a set of advanced features that previously allowed users to search the social network in powerful ways, such as finding all posts on Facebook by a keyword and within a certain date range, all of the people who like a certain Facebook Page and live in a particular city, or places visited by two specific users.”

Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part Seven

James Tanner has wrapped up his seven-part series on Google for genealogists.. “Overwhelming is a word that applies to most of my interaction with the internet. I am always finding more resources and spending time learning about new programs and new websites. If you have an Apple device, you are probably familiar with the Apple App Store with its about 1.8 million apps. If you are an Android user, you are likely familiar with Google Play and its more than 2.1 million apps.”

Entervarsity: Your ultimate University search engine goes live (GhanaWeb)

GhanaWeb: Entervarsity: Your ultimate University search engine goes live. “Ghana’s path to progress has conventionally depended heavily on its schools, colleges and universities – and today, that’s truer than ever. It is, however, difficult to find a centralized information source on Ghana’s higher education ecosystem. This is where Entervarsity comes in. Entervarsity is a universities search service that provides information on academics and advice for anyone looking to progress to a higher education institution in Ghana.”

Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part One

Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part One. “My most popular video has always been ‘Using the Google Goldmine for Genealogy.’ In that video, I talked about several of the Google apps that are helpful to genealogists. But that video was published back in 2016 and I have continued to develop and use more Google apps and added in quite a few from Google’s Chrome browser. So it is time to update both the list of beneficial and free apps, but also add another video with the additional golden benefits from Google”

The Verge: Google now lists playable podcasts in search results

The Verge: Google now lists playable podcasts in search results. “Google’s new podcast-focused search results have arrived in desktop browsers, after being announced earlier this week at Google I/O 2019. Searching for a podcast now shows you its three most recent episodes which can played directly in Google’s web player … The functionality works across both desktop and mobile.”

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?. “When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support. Oncology researchers who investigated parents’ online Google searches found that, among other things, parents frequently focus on ways to best support their child and on logistical issues, such as directions to medical centers and appropriate pharmacies.”