Google Instant is a relatively newer feature in Google Search Engine- it suggests websites at each type of keyword rather than wait for you to type the whole keyword.
The impact on user experience is incredible- rather than search or scroll through the results- you are more likely to click on the almost one of the ten websites you would have seen by the time you finished typing- or just clicking on the relevant ad (which probably changes on the right margin as fast as the websites below)
This spells a death for all those who indulged in black hat SEO– or link building, link exchanging- as these techniques pushed up your rank in search page only incrementally and rarely to the top 2-3 for a keyword.
Remember the size of the screen is such that each Google instant snapshot basically shows you or rather makes you focus on the top ranked search (and then presumably type on to get a newer result- rather than scroll down as the case was before).
It would be interesting to see or research the effect of keywords in the auction pricing, as well as compare those keyword pricing with Bing.com- Maybe there should be a website api tool for advertisers -like Adwords Instant that would show them the price instantly of keywords,comparison with Bing AND the search engine results for the keyword in a visual way.
Anyways- it is a incredible innovation and it is good Google is back to the math after the flings with being “Mad Men” of advertising.
and yes- I heard there is a new movie coming- it is called “The Search Engine” 🙂
An interesting web hack is Google Images Instant athttp://hartlabs.net/instant/images/
Here is a great new tool for techies to start creating Android Apps right away- even if you have no knowledge of the platform. Of course there are existing great number of apps- including my favorite Android Data Mining App in R – called AnalyticDroid http://analyticdroid.togaware.com/
Basically it calls the Rattle (R Analytical Tool To Learn Easily) Data Mining GUI -enabling data mining from an Android Mobile using remote computing.
I dont know if any other statistical application is available on Android Mobiles- though SAS did have a presentation on using SAS on IPhone
SAS Mobile -Iphone App
All you need to do is go to http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/index.html and request access (yes there is a 2 week approval waiting line)
||Because App Inventor provides access to a GPS-location sensor, you can build apps that know where you are. You can build an app to help you remember where you parked your car, an app that shows the location of your friends or colleagues at a concert or conference, or your own custom tour app of your school, workplace, or a museum.
||You can write apps that use the phone features of an Android phone. You can write an app that periodically texts “missing you” to your loved ones, or an app “No Text While Driving” that responds to all texts automatically with “sorry, I’m driving and will contact you later”. You can even have the app read the incoming texts aloud to you (though this might lure you into responding).
||App Inventor provides a way for you to communicate with the web. If you know how to write web apps, you can use App Inventor to write Android apps that talk to your favorite web sites, such as Amazon and Twitter.
Here is a not so statistical Android App I am trying to create called Hang-Out
using the current GPS location of your phone to find nearest Pub, Movie or Diner and catch Bus- Train based on your location city, the GPS and time of request and schedule of those cities public transport- very much WIP
This movie falls in the must -see category. Not for cinematic excellence, or a great action choreography, not for the terrific Bollywood Song and Dance,
an excellent debut by Arbaaz Khan (as Producer), Abhinav Kashyap (Anurag Kashyap’s brother) as Director or even Shotgun Sinha’s Daughter, lovely Sonakshi Sinha’s charming looks. But for great clean wholesome entertainment- Dabang tells us why we loved Movies in the first place.
Salman Khan- the muscular good looking hunk turns his best performance in a tour de force. Watch it right away- it’s currently breaking all movie turnout records in India.
Unlike earlier movies/reviews- this one is an out and out Bollywood masala movie- include suspense- drama-action-romance-songs. Neil Nitin Mukesh gives up his clean choco boy look to play a street boxer, who accidentally knocks down his neighbour Pinky Palakar (played by Deepika Padukone)- a feisty Mumbai gal who dreams of leaving her shanty by skate dancing into India Got Talent.- a TV show (where you vote by sms kinds). Girl goes blind- so boxer hero turns partner dancer to help her. Rest is all song and dance.
Very forgettable time-pass movie- but overall feel good. Not all movies can be cerebal, na? Hero always wins 😉
A brilliant satire on Modern day India and impact of it’s progress on Agricultural India- the movie lampoons the multiple media channels that have mushroomed up, the various issues regarding India’s social welfare ‘schemes’ and of course the fact that 100,000 farmers have committed suicide and 8 million farmers have left farming since the economic reforms created progress- without being heavy and sometimes being cheeky at Indian Politicians , and Bureaucrats in general.
Watch it- its a better quality Bollywood movie.
This is a 70’s era Bollywood movie with two fine actors pitted in a classic genre- stylish mafia drama. An ensemble supporting cast, pretty images to see a classic not so crowded Bombay (as it was called)- it actually draws inspiration from real life gangsters. With fine music and good action as well, this movie can be good for your time-
Movie Review – BBudah Hoga Tera Baap (or Your Daddy is old)
This one is a scene stealer by the Big Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a retired gangster back in Mumbai for one last gig.With his manners, his slapstick, his dance and still his panache at executing action scenes, Mr Bachchan proves who is the big daddy of Bollywood. The movie seems a celebration of his 4 decades career, including references to his left hand shooting revolver, his wit, his dance, his legendary songs.
Watch it to celebrate Bollywood and the Indian way of shooting film.