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Google goes social

Posted in Programming with tags , , on August 16, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via OpenSocial]

The web is more interesting when you can build apps that easily interact with your friends and colleagues. But with the trend towards more social applications also comes a growing list of site-specific APIs that developers must learn.
OpenSocial defines a common API for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create apps that access a social network’s friends and update feeds.

Canada = Comedy of Errors ? [Canadiana]

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , on November 27, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

Googlepedia is a cool add-on for Firefox I really enjoy. It allows you to view a Wikipedia page alongside your Google search results in Firefox. Funny thing – I was looking for the phone number to Absolute Comedy, an awesome stand-up comedy club here in Ottawa, Canada. Look what Wikipedia page comes up when I use the search terms absolute comedy ottawa (click to enlarge):

Absolute Comedy = Prime Minister