Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search

Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search

By Josh Wolford May 22, 2013

Foursquare has just released an update to their iOS app that lets users apply more filters to all of their searches. “Looking for a cheap brunch spot that your friends go to, but you haven’t tried yet? With new filtering …

Australian Government Calls Porn Filters A Failure

The Australian government is calling its $85 million plan to filter online pornography a failure.

The filtering project was part of the governments $189 million NetAlert program launched in August 2007 to protect minors from online sexual predators and to block adult content.

The Horror of Search Engine Penalties & Filters

There are two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any website proprietor: penalties and filters.

They damage rankings and ultimately may result in banishment from the search engines. However, before panic sets in, let us guide you through the basics of penalties and filters.

A penalty is caused by significant violations of a search engine’s website guidelines, such as:

Gmail Advises Combining Filters, Colored Labels

At least once in your life, you’ve probably heard (or said) the phrase "But I know where everything is!"  And let’s be honest: assuming that’s true, it might take much more time to organize everything than to carry on with life as usual.  So Google, for its part, is working to make organization more automatic.

Using Google Date Based Filters to Detect Link Building…

Tips on How to Use Google Indexing Date Filters

Flickr Relaxes Filters In Germany

In recent weeks and months, I’ve noticed that the Internet seems to have its own c-word: censorship.  I’ve also noticed that, like most companies, Yahoo wants nothing to do with this word.  So it wasn’t a huge surprise when Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, Flickr, relaxed its filters in Germany.

Flickr Installs Filters In Germany
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Earlier this week, we learned that Flickr had started supporting seven new languages.  Unfortunately, news has now come that Flickr is “filtering” – not censoring, mind you – content in several of those tongues.

Flickr Says No To German Photos
Flickr Says No To German Photos
RSS Has Filters
Scott Karp mentioned that RSS has no value without a filter. RSS already has filters, but most people probably do not use them to their full potential.

  • Your top trusted editors in each category already are human editors / filters. As you go deeper into any category you find more duplication.
  • Many blog platforms allow you to subscribe to an individual category.
Gmail’s Normal Spam Filtering Returns

After an extended period of time during which I simply couldn’t trust Gmail’s spam filter to Do The Right Thing, I’m happy to report that for the last few weeks it has been performing exceptionally well.

Google Gives-up Building Own YouTube Filters

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting Google has signed a deal with Audible Magic to screen uploaded videos for copyrighted content.

StuntDubl’s Friday Favorites

I missed last week (My laptop started with the “laptop death rattle” – so it was a scramble to do data backups, find and migrate to a new machine). One of the worst parts of being a solo shop is being your own IT guy. Excuses aside – here’s twice the friday favorite goodness for this week.

Gmail Blocked By Verizon Spam Filters
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Several people reported having email sent from the Gmail accounts to Verizon customers bounce back to them by overly aggressive spam filters over the weekend. Google says the problem has been fixed, but Verizon has been very silent on the matter.

The Richness of Blogs

One of the best articles about the value of blogs that I’ve read in a long time was posted by Robin Good.

Comparing Spam Filters

Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch has been running a quantitative comparison of the spam filtering capabilities of Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and SpamCop.

Blogger Filters Out Spam, But No Comprende

The folks at Blogger have been pretty quick to respond to user criticism over the copious amount of spam blogs (splogs) dirtying up the air at blogspot.com by implementing some “artificial intelligence” to weed out the posers. Some more tweaking may be needed however, if you only speak one language.

Technorati Now Filters by Language

Blog search engine Technorati is now capable of filtering blog posts by language, as this graphic shows…

Links: Your questions answered
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What are links?

Links are the pathways created by website owners that lead from one website to another. The internet was built on this series of interconnections between sites. Links are seen on virtually every page on the internet, ready to be clicked by the mouse, and send the internet surfer to another page either on the same site, or to a different website entirely.