Nov 22, 2010

Google's Guide to the Internet

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Google published a simple, illustrated, short guide on web browsing and the internet on 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web. It is very easy to understand as Google guides and tells about the basics of the internet (TCP/IP), cloud computing, IP addreses, HTML5 and security risks and threats in the online world. Check this guide out as it is loads very fast and is easy to understand.

Find out why plug-ins are pepperoni for your cheese pizza.

You can resume reading even after you close your browser (as long as you preserve the cookies).

You can print the books or download as PDF by clicking the "PRINT BOOK" button. You can also read with a white or dark background by toggling the scroll bar between the bulbs.

Nov 11, 2010

Google Search: Google Instant Preview

Now you can have a sneak preview of your search results on Google with its new Google Instant Preview
1. Enable it HERE.
2. Do a search on Google and click on the magnifying glass beside the search results. You'll see the preview on the right.

Nov 1, 2010

Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark

Yup! That's right!
Twitter wants to control the use of its logo and name. Make sure you follow the guidelines HERE
Some of the highlights:
  • On the web: Use the phrase "Follow me/us on Twitter" with the word 'Twitter' spelled out or using a Twitter logo and an optional link to your Twitter Account. You can also use the current Twitter logo, Twitter Bird Icon, or one of the Twitter buttons as a link to your account. (Yup! That's right! I've updated the Twitter icon on the top of this page!) (No logo on this post! Hah!)
  • In print: Use the phrase "Follow me/us on Twitter" with the word "Twitter" spelled out or with a Twitter logo (available here) and your username. 
  • Refer to "Twitter" when talking about us, and "Tweets" when talking about the messages or updates on our service on Publications, on TV and at Conferences.
  • Manipulate the logos unless necessary due to color restrictions (for example, black and white)
  • Imply sponsorship, endorsement, or false association with Twitter, Inc.
  • Use the Twitter bird as a spokesperson to carry your logos or messaging (for example, your logo next to or being carried by the bird).
  • Create your own buttons or marks using our logos.
  • Make inaccurate statements about our service on Publications, on TV and at Conferences.
Using Twitter screenshots:
  • Use screenshots of other people’s profiles or Tweets without their permission

Will Blekko "slash" Google and Microsoft's Bing?

blekko logo is the new search engine which uses what they call the "slashtags".

This will narrow down searches as the users create and refine searches to filter out spam searches.

This allows you to create some sort of categories like the "hashtags" in Twitter.

To try out log on to

Click on some of the current popular searches on Blekko (as at 2.40pm, 1/11/2010):


Previously on techknew:

Google Search Tips