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Visualize Your Taxes
By: John Russell

Google sponsored a contest where contestants would submit data visualizations on the federal taxes people in America pay. Today they announced the winners of the competition which can be found here -> http://www.datavizchallenge.org/ With the American central bank beginning to lose its grip on a good credit rating, one can only conclude that taxation is inevitably going [...]

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How Copyright Laws, a Judge, and a Bad Decision Have Crippled the World
By: Barry Belmont

Today, Judge Denny Chin ruled against Google‘s plans to make available some 12 million books in a digital library that could be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. “While the digitisation of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many,” Chin wrote in his decision, Google “simply go[es] too far, [...]

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Google Data Explorer and Knowing the World
By: Barry Belmont

If you thought the Ngram viewer from Google was amazing then you’re really just going to have your mind blown by its latest and greatest contribution to understanding the world: The Google Public Data Explorer. It’s incredible and shows a lot of correlations that make scientists of us all. The correlations that all your favorite [...]

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The Rise of Corporate Bullshit
By: Barry Belmont

I’m telling you this Ngram viewer from Google is awesome. This comes from the Not Exactly Rocket Science blog over at Discover magazine. …also if you’re interested in tracking the rise of the Rickroll…check out the trending of the words “never gonna give you up.”

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The Good of the People: Words
By: Barry Belmont

So, Google, with it’s 3 billion or so books cataloged, has given us the ability to track how words have been used throughout the years. Wanting to test a couple pet theories, I stumbled upon the rather remarkable trend in how people think in terms of positive and negative. I leave you to interpret the [...]

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Chrome for a Cause
By: Barry Belmont

By now you should all be using Google Chrome to do all your web browsing. It’s fast, safe, reliable — in a word: awesome. To increase the “slacktavism” of its users, Google is sponsoring a charitable event from December 15-19. For every tab the user opens in those five days, Google will donate a certain [...]

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Googling the Midterm Elections
By: Barry Belmont

Below is a gadget by Google that allows for tracking of the political landscape across the country. Go ahead and play around with it, see what conclusions you can draw using just the facts presented and not what some commentator in the news might suggest.

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I am extremely…
By: Barry Belmont

Google can tell us many things: how to spell, what word or phrase we might have meant, etc… One of its newest–and I think best–features is its auto complete feature that completes your thoughts for you. It does this by basically taking what you’ve written and matching it up with what the most people have [...]

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