Facebook politics

Recently it was revealed (http://gizmodo.com/former-facebook-workers-we-routinely-suppressed-conser-1775461006) that Facebook constantly monitors and changes what to show its users as Trending News. Specifically, it routinely suppress Conservative news in the “Trending News” section. Using users specific data (searches, interests, address, etc.) FB decides either to show or not to show specific news and specific data.

We at the iZSearch never use Users info to restrict, modify or limit in one way or another users’ search results. We don’t collect any personal information on our visitors. When you use iZSearch, we do not record your IP address, we do not record which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.), we do not record your computer platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.), and we do not record the words or phrases you searched for.

The only information we record is an aggregate total of how many searches are performed on our website each day (a measure of overall traffic), and we break down those overall traffic numbers by language.

Our zero data-collection policy is important, because even seemingly harmless information can be combined to reveal more information than you might care to disclose.

Please click this link to get more info on our Privacy Policy and search it easy with iZSearch!

Google Ads

Today’s media is full of ads whenever we search the internet. In a new research on this matter there was discovered that Google is to stop showing its ads on the right side of the screen.  This resulted in displaying the ads  only in the center part of the desktop search results, as you can see below.

But as it appears now (see analysis article from https://searchenginewatch.com) they are placing more ads at the top and/or at the bottom of the first page of the search results. In the cases of highly commercial queries there will be even more ads  showing above the search results.

As we can see above, the ads are covering completely the visible area of the desktop search results. Does this mean that in the future we will have to turn right away to the second page to look for the requested information?

In comparison with Google,  iZSearch presents clean and easy way to search the internet without filling your search page results with too many ads.

Happy Birthday, Websites. The World’s First Website Turns 25 Years-Old

There are many websites registered in the world today, over four billion, where you can find everything you need.

But, how did this begin?

The first website in the world was created by Tim Berners-Lee, now Sir Tim, and it went online exactly 25 years ago, the very first website officially went online December 21st, 1990.

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Hosted by the World Wide Web (where “www” comes from) on Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer. It was used internally by CERN scientists until the whole server was opened up to anyone with an Internet connection in August 1991. When Berners-Lee created the first website, the “internet” was a group of static documents, used almost exclusively by defence organisations and academic institutions

Fun fact!

The world’s first webpage was hosted on a NeXT PC, the computer company Steve Jobs founded after he was ousted from Apple. But today, a large number of people visit websites and share knowledge using their mobile devices.

Any regrets?

  • Sir Tim has admitted that he shouldn’t have bothered putting two slashes after the HTTP: in URLs.
  • Security, or rather the lack of it in the original HTTP standard, is another area that Sir Tim admits to getting wrong. Now he’d like to see all web traffic and email encrypted, although he acknowledges that there are times when investigators legitimately need access to encrypted data for criminal prosecutions.
  • Also, important was the text, but, he considered that ” we aim to allow graphics interchange, but in this project, we concentrate on the universal readership for text, rather than on graphics” (as reports The Telegraph and Engadget)

It removed 25 years from the world’s first webpage. Information has never traveled faster and wider than today, and today the Tim’s Berners-Lee “brain child” is 25 years old!

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