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Wonderful, whimsical Google is always coming up with ways to creatively use their search engine platform. They have done it again with their idea of A-Google-a-Day.
A-Google-A-Day is run by Deja Google platform. This platform lets a person search the Internet as it was before the present A-Google-A-Day puzzle appears. Mysterious I know, but its Google so just pretend it is a time machine going into the past. Besides its Google’s solution for keeping fast reading and lightening quick fingered bloggers from sharing the answer to that day’s puzzle before most of us have had our morning coffee. It keeps it fun like dot-dot-dot.org.
Daniel Russell who created the site states real time updates are excluded. He goes on to explain the purpose of the site is to get Google users to expand the types of text and questions they put in the search box. The Google search engine is capable of handling playful questioning and searching for information in intriguing ways. The term “social layer” comes to mind if Google is moving in the direction of creating fun little things to get people to make full use of the features, and at the same time establish an environment of social interaction.
Recently Eugene Lee at Enterprise 2.0 stated social layering is the process of socializing across applications or more accurately a layer that crosses multiple services. Interoperatbility is the key concept with protocols working together to let people engage socially across tools. The services instead of being separate hubs become part of a rich tapestry in which a user can pick a strand and follow their whims.