Monday, June 14, 2010

New About Google - 14 June 2010

  • YouTube Play: searching with the Guggenheim for the world’s most creative online video

    June 13, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    Do you ever look at a YouTube video and think, "That's a work of art?" Yep, so do we—and now, so does the Guggenheim.

    In five years, YouTube has redefined media culture by changing the way the world creates, distributes and watches video. Online video is exploding not just as a medium, but as an art form, and we’re proud of the originality and innovation that YouTube has fostered among our users. Our community has produced some of the most creative and celebrated works on the Internet, videos that have


  • YouTube Play: searching with the Guggenheim for the world’s most creative online video

    June 13, 2010

    Do you ever look at a YouTube video and think, "That's a work of art?" Yep, so do we—and now, so does the Guggenheim.

    In five years, YouTube has redefined media culture by changing the way the world creates, distributes and watches video. Online video is exploding not just as a medium, but as an art form, and we’re proud of the originality and innovation that YouTube has fostered among our users. Our community has produced some of the most creative and celebrated works on the Internet, videos that have been viewed by millions of people around


  • This week in search 6/11/10

    June 13, 2010

    This is one of a regular series of posts on search experience updates. Look for the label This week in search and subscribe to the series. - Ed.

    One of our goals is to deliver the web content you're looking for as fast as possible. From under-the-hood indexing improvements and small feature enhancements that make search more relevant and intuitive, to directly delivering content to your inbox in your native tongue, all these enhancements are focused on getting you the results you're looking for—fast. Back in December, I wrote here about


  • E3 gaming expo streams live on YouTube

    June 13, 2010

    E3 is the video game industry’s annual showcase, and this year we're live streaming all four days of the event, from the Los Angeles Convention Center, courtesy of our gaming partners at IGN.

    Tune in to the E3 channel to catch must-see press conferences from the biggest names in gaming, product demos, developer interviews and more:



    If you miss any of the action, you can check out playlists of event highlights from IGN, in addition to more hot-from-the-floor E3 reporting from other games-media partners like Machinima


  • 20 Handy Tips for Organizing your Gmail Inbox

    June 13, 2010

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    It is obvious that you are using Gmail as your primary mail (else you won’t be reading this article) and though you may or may not be getting hundreds of mail daily, then too it becomes extremely important to organize it. Why? Because it would help us in the longer run. As we all know, Gmail is the most feature-rich web-based email application on the planet. With Gmail, you can save all of your email in the same box, label them and do things which are absent in others. Here are some 21 useful tips to help you on your way!

    1. Integrate multiple email accounts
    Take all of your email accounts and put them together under the Gmail umbrella so you don’t have to switch back and forth.

    2. Choose the ‘Send Mail as’ option
    You can pick what email address you’re sending your emails out from. You never have to leave Gmail.

    3. Create multiple email addresses
    Gmail only recognizes the letters in an email address. You can place a period (.) anywhere on the left side of the @ sign and it will still go to the primary email address.

    4. Backup your messages
    Set up your filters and rules to forward important emails to another account so you can keep track of them.

    5. Star your important emails
    Place a star on the important emails that you receive so you can easily find them later.

    6. Use labels (a lot)
    You can create custom labels to easily sort your email. Make a label for mailing lists so you can have all of the threads in one place.

    7. Archive your messages
    You can move email out of your inbox without deleting it by moving it into the archive.

    8. Use notes
    If you have a note or list of instructions that you need to refer to often, write a draft email and it can be easily found.

    9. Use filters
    A filter is a rule placed upon incoming email. If you receive lots of email from a list, you can use a filter with a label and put that email into its proper place even before you see it.

    10. Add a picture
    Let people know who you are by adding a picture to your Gmail. This is a great feature to use when you are trying to be consistent with your branding.

    11. Set a personal level indicator
    Gmail offers a feature where you can quickly tell which emails were sent to you and which ones were sent to you and others.

    12. Set up standard responses
    Become more automated by creating standard automatic responses to emails instead of typing the same thing over and over.

    13. Show previews
    With Gmail, you don’t have to leave the application to investigate a Youtube video or Picasa picture. You can receive a preview right there.

    14. Adding a plus
    Instead of johndoe@gmail.com, your address can become johndoe+blogspot@gmail.com. That way, you can more readily track where your email is coming from.

    15. Muting conversations
    You can mute conversations if you have no interest in them by pressing ‘m.’ You will still be able to see the email in ‘all mail,’ but you do not have to see the follow ups if you don’t want to.

    16. Use the search feature
    The search feature allows you to find anything in your inbox quickly and easily.

    17. Make sure you’re attached
    Gmail searches for the word ‘attached’ within your outgoing email and makes sure that you are sending a file with it.

    18. Use keywords
    If you want to make your email easy to find, add some searchable keywords to it.

    19. Add a custom signature
    With Gmail, you can add a signature to all of your outgoing email.

    20. Use the keyboard shortcuts
    Keyboard shortcuts are essential for any Gmail power user. C is for compose, j and k for moving up and down, / to search and z for undo.

    21. Color your labels
    Add custom colors to the labels that you place on your email to make it stand out.
    Integrate these tips into your repertoire and you will soon be a master of all things Gmail.


    This post was written by James Adams, a tech writer who works for Cartridge Save where he is a product reviewer covering items such as the HP 351 ink cartridge. He also helps to maintain their popular blog about art, design and marketing.

    Related posts:

    1. Tip: Manage several email accounts with Multiple Inboxes
    2. Sort Gmail by Subject, Labels and Sender to Organize Your Inbox
    3. 10 Power Tips for Gmail Attachments for Search and Everything

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