Is Twitter Over-Hyped?

Is Twitter Over-Hyped?It may seem that the entire online world is always banging on about Twitter, but research from web security firm Purewire suggests that not everyone may be feeling the Twitter-love.

The company evaluated the profiles of millions of Twitter users to show off the abilities of their new Tweet Grade web tool (unfortunately, their website appears to be down at the moment so we can’t tell you anything about what it does).

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Wolfram Alpha – Revolutionary Search Engine Goes Live

Wolfram Alpha - Revolutionary Search Engine Goes LiveA new search engine said to be a “significant rival” to web giant Google is now online and offering a new way to access information.

Described as a “computation knowledge engine” rather than an ‘umble search engine, Wolfram Alpha is the work of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram, who hopes his revolutionary products will change the way people use online data.

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Twitter Smarten Its Follow Email – To Become Twimailer look-a-like

Twitter Smarten Its Follow Email - To Become Twimailer look-a-likeTwitter have smartened their new Follow email, borrowing heavily from Twimailer.

We’ve been users of Twimailer since it first launched.

It’s Web service that sends you an email alerting you when someone new follows you on Twitter – but with loads of extra info on it and laid out in an attractive manner.

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Twitter Flitters Soon Become Quitters

Twitter Flitters Soon Become QuittersIt may have an explosive growth chart that makes the Buncefield disaster look like a whoppee cushion going off, but it seems that most Twitterers quickly find better things to do.

New statistics revealed by web metrics company Nielsen Online has discovered that an astonishing 60% of Twitter sign-ups lost all interest in using the microblogging service after just one month.

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Google Adds Innovative ‘Similar Images’ Search

Google Adds Innovative 'Similar Images' SearchThe white coated spods at Google Labs have been tinkering away in the laboratory again, and their new experimental Similar Images feature adds a funky new way to look for related images.

Offering to “refine your image search with visual similarity,” the technology allows you to seek out images using pictures rather than words.

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Ask Jeeves Returns As Search Engine Battles Against Google

Ask Jeeves Returns As Search Engine Battles Against GoogleWe thought he’d been retired and sent off to an old people’s home to be looked after by kindly searchbots, but Ask has brought back Jeeves in an attempt to claw back some market share from the all dominating Google.

Named after PG Wodehouse’s fact-stuffed, smartarse butler, Jeeves formed the face of Ask’s search engine until 2006 when he was unceremoniously booted off after an interface overhaul.

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