I reserve using the word cool for select things and seldom attach it to obvious or overly simple solutions. I recently ran into an intriging rediscovery at BlogWorld in L.A. that reminded me of the first the I saw and used Google. The service just coming out of Beta called Blekko and was founded in 2007 and is only now ripening to full blossom in the fall of 2011.
Blekko’s motto is “SLASH THE WEB” It has the potential to reveal data that you could not normally search and find using only keywords. So exactly what does that mean? Blekko is in at its core a search engine, with frills. Check out this video to see what this can do for you. http://blekko.com/ws/+/press-videos
The biggest thing about Blekko is the concept of / slash tags that you create. Slash tags modify your search results and help you zero in and tune out the relevant from the irrelevant and spam. Blekko also helps SEO and site analysis.
Being an instructor who teaches students best practices for searching the web I welcome new players to the Search Engine game. Google has ruled the roost too long and Bing doesn’t have much new to offer.
The service is compelling and powerful once you get your arms around slash tagging. The chosen name on the other hand is dreck, bad choice. Do yourself a favor. Give Blekko a shot and get back at me and let me know what you think. Be sure to try the slashtag creation capability,
Investors foreign and domestic are lining up to cop a piece of the action in case it is a hit or turns out to be the coolest Search Engine You’ve Never Heard.
In all the talk and scuttlebutt about the mountain of Samsung phones streaming onto the market the Motorola Droid RAZR seems somewhat lost in the deluge.
Most of the reviews I have read have been glowingly positive even to the point of declaring it is a real marvel of engineering and that just maybe it is good enough to be the best choice for your next phone?
Back in the day the RAZR brand was absolutely THE JOINT!
However, things and times change. Only a few things succeed in recapturing that old magic and live on beyond their time. One of these is the RAZR brand of phones.
Now the property of Verizon the Droid RAZR may definately be a huge leap forward in hardware design and engineering. But what does it need to have and do to entice you to put one in your pocket?
To start the RAZR is fairly thin, and we all know that thin is in. The RAZR is above all visually impressive and stunning and feels premium-grade sturdy. The new RAZR matches up and competes favorably against the Rezound and Galaxy Nexus.
- HDMI and micro-USB jacks
- Micro SIM and microSD slots
- Ships with a 16GB card pre-installed
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal storage.
- Aluminum, Kevlar and Gorilla Glass
- TI OMAP 4430 mobile processor
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- Gingerbread 2.3.5
- 4.3-inch 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED Advanced panel
- Non-removable 1,780mAh battery to 8.5 days standby/12.5 hrs. talk
- LTE radio
- 8 megapixel camera
- Captures 1080p video (single LED flash)
- 1.3 megapixel camera for video chats,
- Tons of accessories like Laptopdock 500 and Lapdock 100 dock
- Carrier and manufacturer apps loaded