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Weighing The Benefits Of Facebook Toolbar

Weighing The Benefits Of Facebook Toolbar

By Krishna De April 8, 2010

Here is a quick productivity tip if you find yourself logging in and out of Facebook – did you know that there is a tool bar for Windows Explorer and Firefox for Facebook?

The Facebook Toolbar allows you to log into Facebook direct from your browser.

You can quickly navigate to friend requests, new messages, event invitations, group invitations, upload photographs and even share pages you are currently browsing to your Facebook profile.

Webmasters Ponder PageRank Discrepancy
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An update to the Google Directory has webmasters puzzling over an apparent discrepancy in PageRank scores.

More Features with New Google Toolbar Version

Google has released version 5 of it’s popular toolbar, now with many more additional features. http://toolbar.google.com/T5/intl/en/index.html

Google Toolbar Caters To IE

Google may be rich and powerful, but even it can’t ignore the fact that Internet Explorer remains extremely popular.  So, despite its affinity for Firefox, the search giant has released a version of Google Toolbar 5 that works with IE.

Compete Still Wet Behind the Ears?

I actually like Compete I think it’s quite a bit more accurate than Alexa or other competing services, however when I see comments like this on their blog it makes me question some of their conclusions:

Marketers Begin Search For World Without Google

After Google’s little message to the link-selling public last week, there seems to be a consensus: It was more of a warning shot than actual penalty, as traffic was not affected; and it is a reminder to diversify.

Microsoft Live Labs Listas Preview
Microsoft Live Labs have recently released their latest technology preview, Microsoft Live Labs Listas, a web-based application tool for the creation, management and sharing of lists, notes, favorites, and other such stuff.

Yahoo, CA Team Up For Toolbar
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CA, an information technology company has partnered with Yahoo for the release of the CA/Yahoo toolbar, which will be available on all of the CA Home/ office products.

Yahoo, eBay Turn Out Toolbar

It’s not elegantly named, but it’s here nonetheless: eBay Toolbar Featuring Yahoo! has been released.

Google Analytics & Compete Toolbar Not Playing Nice
I was having a problem with Google Analytics a week or so ago and yesterday Michael Gray was having the same problem. I thought more people might end up sharing our issue with Analytics and figured posting the solution was in order.

Google – The Web’s Largest Social Network
Blogging, email, IM, and telephone make it easy to keep in touch with your real friends. Social networks are hyped, but tend to have low value traffic because they don’t effectively separate signal from noise. The only people who have time for them are people hawking crap, people looking to waste time, and spam bots.

Sure Google owns Orkut, but they don’t need it. Google already is a social network, and became one by targeting and partnering with the power users and influencers, but few people think of them as a social network.

OpenDNS Accuses Dell, Google Of Spyware
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The deal between Dell and Google that places Google’s toolbar on new Dell PCs has OpenDNS founder and CEO David Ulevitch questioning their practices.

Yahoo Wants Your Feedback

Yahoo wants you… to give them feedback about the Yahoo Toolbar.

Yahoo Toolbar Offers More Features

In the month of October Yahoo! launched their new toolbar which enabled the users to save, search and find the websites.

Google Desktop on Mac

After getting my new Mac yesterday, I am pleased to see that Google has just started supporting these beautiful machines. I’m a fan of Google Desktop, having used it on my last two machines and I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, I am disappointed to see that the Mac version will have no widgets or the toolbar yet. Being an organized sort, I rarely had the need to use the Google search on my desktop. My primary joy with the package was the widgets.

PureVideo Adds New Features

PureVideo, a video search destination has added several new features, including a custom video webpage, a downloadable toolbar and a new channel focused on educational research.

Get Rid of the Acrobat PDFMaker Toolbar in Office XP
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This is a post I made in an old blog over a year ago, but that blog no longer exists and I had to go hunting for this information again today.