SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 24, 2007

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Real Estate Marketers And Their Dollars Shifting To The Internet
    Realtors are an interesting segment of the small business market. Quintessential small businesses (SMBs) and entrepreneurs in some respects, they’re atypical in other ways. One of them is marketing; realtors tend to be more aggressive and creative than other categories of SMBs. Accordingly, this LA Times article talks about how…
  • Google Invites World To Map Holiday Photos & Videos
    The Official Google Blog (and Google LatLong Blog) announced a public map where users around the world are invited to add their holiday photos and videos. Here is the map: View Larger Map…
  • Google News Adds US Elections Section
    The Google News Blog announced they have set up a special section for 2008 US presidential elections. The elections area is featured on the home page, and there is now a link to “Elections” on the left hand side navigation. In addition to the Elections section on Google News, a…
  • Search Wikia Launches In 2007 With Private Beta
    Wikia Search Launches Private Beta; Public Launch On January 7 from TechCrunch has an email sent to a limited number of beta testers, announcing that Search Wikia has launched. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia and driving force behind Search Wikia said in the email that Search Wikia is “going to…
  • Instructions On Tracking Santa With NORAD & Google: The 2007 Edition
    I’m a serious Santa Claus tracker. When I was a kid, I used to get Santa updates from NORAD (the US missile tracking people) via the radio. As an adult, I’ve long used the NORAD Tracks Santa web site to keep up with St. Nick, Father Christmas or whatever…
  • From Browser To Digg Clone: The Short, Unhappy Life Of Netscape
    Netscape has been reinvented several times since its acquisition by AOL in November 1998 — and all of these efforts have essentially failed. In addition to a browser, the Netscape brand had been associated with a portal and discount dial-up ISP (and still is) before Jason Calacanis turned the site…
  • Scoop: Google Responds To Rep. Joe Barton’s 24 Privacy Questions
    As we covered earlier, US Representative Joe Barton sent Google a letter with 24 questions relating to privacy — along with a week to answer them. I was annoyed that some seemed basic and already answered in a way that one of his interns could easily uncover. But Google’s now…

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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