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SOCIAL SEARCH GUIDE: 40+ Social Search Engines

August 27, 2007 — 11:57 PM PDT — by Daksh Sharma

Google got Facebook application today, allowing you to share search results with friends. In fact, search is becoming increasingly social, with both the top search engines and startups incorporating users into the process of generating the best possible results. In our social search guide, we look at more than 40 search engines that either include user input in generating results or allow you to find information about people across a multitude of social networks and public records.

People Powered Search Engines - Search engine where people people’s votes help determine the results.

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Google to Host Startup Weekend in Seattle

Gregory T. Huang /xconomy

Want 54 hours to start a tech company? You got it. In a few weeks, Google will be hosting a talented group of entrepreneurs from the startup community, giving them time and space over a weekend, and adding stimulating discussions, activities, and, yes, food. With that potent mix at work, local organizers want to see how many viable ideas, products, and even new startup companies may emerge.

That’s the concept behind Startup Weekend, a traveling event that’s coming to Seattle February 6-8. It will be the second Startup Weekend in Seattle; the last one happened last January at Adobe’s offices. This time, the weekend will be hosted at the Google offices in Fremont. It seems to me like a great way for the Internet search giant to get to know local developers and startup community leaders.

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More Americans Using The Web For Life's Critical Decisions

By Antone Gonsalves /
Wed Apr 19, 8:19 PM ET

For many Americans, the Internet has played a major role in helping them handle critical events, such as helping someone with a major illness, buying a home or sending a child to college, a research group said Wednesday.

A March 2005 survey of the U.S. online population found that 45 percent, or about 60 million Americans, had used the Internet to help them make big decisions or navigate major episodes in their lives in the last two years, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said.

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Social Networking Goes Global

Major Social Networking Sites Substantially Expanded
Their Global Visitor Base during Past Year

RESTON, VA, July 31, 2007comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study on the expansion of social networking across the globe, revealing that several major social networking sites have experienced dramatic growth during the past year. 

Social networking behemoth attracted more than 114 million global visitors age 15 and older in June 2007, representing a 72-percent increase versus year ago. experienced even stronger growth during that same time frame, jumping 270 percent to 52.2 million visitors. (up 172 percent to 18.2 million visitors) and (up 774 percent to 13.2 million visitors) also increased by orders of magnitude.

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