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  1. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    Embarrassing grammatical faux pas For Google, April Fools' Day is the annual launch day for a slew of gag products and hoax services you’ll likely never see in real life. Google’s practical jokes began a day early in 2012, with 8-Bit Google Maps...

  2. The Fuss Over Facebook: Hype or Cause for Concern?

    Despite the faux pas, Facebook has over 150 million members. Recently, Facebook changed its terms of service and it's caused such an uproar, even the mainstream media is covering it. Thankfully, Carlos Longino over at Techdirt cuts through the...

  3. The Year in Search: A 2008 Review

    Top 10 Financial Faux Pas The year's end marks a time to reflect on events over the past 12 months. Several search engines compiled the top searches in several categories for 2008, offering a glimpse into what was top of mind for searchers.

  4. User 927: U Are What U Seek: Search Engine Drama

    The story's central clue is the real-life online search log of an AOL subscriber — identified only as User 927 — that was released to the public two years ago in a well-publicized privacy faux pas. "User 927" - subtitled "U are what U Seek" - is...

  5. CondeNast Portfolio: Google Baffles Us

    At the very least, search engine knowledge will save you from an embarrassing faux pas. Understanding search engines and natural search may be the most important skill of the 21st century. For example, Felix Salmon of Conde Nast Portfolio posted...

  6. Yahoo Rejects Microsoft: Worst Decision Ever?

    Arguably the biggest faux pas of our industry came in 1999, when Excite had the opportunity to buy Google for $1 million and refused. Will the Yahoo decision to refuse Microsoft's offer go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities of the...