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Pageflakes Has Been Working within Social & Education

Below is an update on what Pageflakes has been working on within the topics of social and education.

First some background on Pageflakes

Google, Microsoft Compete For College Email
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Universities have been opting for email services managed by Microsoft or Google as a desirable alternative to running email as an in-house operation.

AOL Spreads Its Privacy Education Program

AOL announced a program that will help Internet users understand behaviorally targeted advertising, along with providing mechanisms for opting out of such targeting.

Online Courses Catching On With Students

Blackboard Inc. and Project Tomorrow have released "Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning." The report examines the role online learning has on students and teachers.

Interview with Web Analyst Manoj Jasra

Continuing my series of interviews with Web Analysts, here is an interview with Manoj Jasra.

Interview with Web Analyst Stephane Hamel

Continuing my series of interviews with Web Analyst, here is an interview with Stephane Hamel.

YouTube 101, Just Because

Your first reaction to the news that a college offers a class in YouTube might be to dredge up old "underwater basket-weaving" jokes; learning the school is in California, might be less surprising – after all, Stanford offers a course in Facebook apps.

Google Presently – Presentation App

The Inquirer reports that Google may soon deploy slideshow presentation creation and display software which they’ll call “Presently”. This application was apparently developed out of code that Google got with their acquisition of Zenter and Tonic Systems earlier this year.

The new presentation software will join the other Google Apps suite of products which include Google Spreadsheets, Google Write, and Gmail.

Google Apps Education Edition Spreads South

It’s been horribly hot lately, so I’m guessing that Google’s secret network of weather machines isn’t yet up and running.  But the search giant is bringing a sort of relief to five of America’s southern colleges; the universities will receive Google Apps Education Edition.

Education Popular Topic With Online Teens

Ninety-six percent of U.S. teens and tweens with online access use social networking functions, such as chatting, text messaging, blogging and visit online communities such as Facebook and MySpace according to new study by the National School Boards Association and Grunwald Associates.

This Is Your Brain On Wi-Fi…

It’s comforting (in a morbid, misery-loves-company-kind-of-way) that educational systems in other countries have problems. We hear a lot about Asia kicking our butts, especially in math and science, but we don’t hear of jolly old England’s technophobic teachers very often.

Google Extends Apps To Non-Profits

Registered non-profit organizations in the United States will be able to use the Google Apps Education Edition for their communication needs.

Microsoft, Houghton Mifflin Help Kids

When you read about publishers on WebProNews, it tends to be because Google’s doing something with them.  This time, however, Houghton Mifflin is in the news, and it’s Microsoft, not Google, with which the company has been associated.

Double Dipping in Google’s Organic Results

Subdomain Spam

Since Google has been over-representing site authority in their relevancy algorithms many sites like eBay have begun abusing the hole with the use of infinite subdomains. These techniques not only effect branded search results, but also carry over to many other competitive keywords. 

Michigan Schools Get Google Apps For Education

Google occasionally works out deals with individual universities, but it appears that the search engine company is starting to think big.  Not Texas-big, perhaps, but Michigan-big.  It’s in this latter state that Google intends to roll out Google Apps for Education.

Interview with Web Analyst Ravi Pathak

Continuing my series of interviews with Web Analysts here is an interview with Ravi Pathak.

SEMPO SEO Training Levels Up

Coming off a successful debut of their Fundamentals of Search Marketing course, the training arm of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization has its Advanced SEO class up and running.

Interview with Web Analyst Jaisri Chety

Continuing my series of Interviews with Analysts, here is my interview with Jaisri Chety.

What is your current position and the name of the company you work for?

I am working at present in Tesco.com as Asst. Manager (Insight)

How long have you been working in Web Analytics?

Usability and SEM Virtual Education Opportunities
Learn from your living room or heck, just stay in bed. The following are some educational and information opportunties coming up in the user centered design, human factors and search marketing industries.

Human Factors

Interview with Web Analyst Michael Notte

Continuing my series of Interview with Analysts, here is my interview with Michael Notte.

What is your current position and the name of the company you work for?

Interview with Web Analyst Adam Berlinger

Continuing my series of Interview with Analysts, here is my interview with Adam Berlinger.

What is your current position and the name of the company you work for?

Web Metrics Analyst at Deloitte and Touche

How long have you been working in this field?

I have been working in Web Analytics field for a total of about 4-5 Years. I have been at my current job at Deloitte for 2 year.

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