2011 has come and gone and much has happened over the past year. We bring you the top digital news of this year;
Launch of Google +
Google plus became the latest rival to Facebook this year launching its own social networking platform, Google plus. Facebook and no real rival and was leaps and bounds ahead of any other social networking site. Google plus which follows a similar network is more current and fresh. Google plus is continuing to grow strong constantly introducing new ideas and features.
A successful year at Apple
Earlier this year we saw the launch of iPad 2. Over 15 million I pads were sold making them have over 80 per cent of the tablet market share. iPad a somewhat portable computer has bought a whole new world into computing.
IPhone 4s launched this year having features including; a dual core A5 chip which has more power than previous IPhones, 8mp camera and shoots 1080p hd video and siri, a device which answers any of your questions. It also has iOS 5 a mobile operating system which is more advanced, built in applications and is faster.
With not only Apple introducing their tablet, we saw the endless introductions of new tablets reviling Apple. It has been said that the Tcommerce has been rising steadily this year and has predicted to continue to grow throughout 2012. More people using tablets then their desktop and 1 in 4 people in the US on a tablet. Read more in our article The Rise of Tcommerce
Twitter has been the place for news this year, with the unravelling of Saddam Hussain’s death, many found out the latest news on Twitter even before the actual news.
Google and Samsung team up to launch of the Nexus phone
Introduction of the ice cream sandwich was launched in Hong Kong later this year. This was the debut of the latest version of Android. Android is beginning to grow and rival its competitors such as Blackberry and Iphone and has had huge success with their Galaxy range. The ice cream sandwich demonstrates what Andorid is capable off and it seems 2012 has good things in stored for Android.
Royal wedding breaks live streaming records
Having 4.6 million page views per minute, the royal wedding has been one of the biggest news worldwide, this year to be streamed.
Changes in Facebook
Facebook later this year announced some drastic changes to its current format. It was seen to be outdated and it was time for a fresh new concept to be bought in to the social networking site. This was due to the rise in competition that had been launching fresher ideas. This is exactly what Facebook did in recent weeks, they have implemented the changes to the timeline, one of the most distinctive features on Facebook and many more changes are soon to be introduced in 2012.
Steve Jobs demise
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, sadly passed away on October 5th 2011. Combating cancer for several years he later died from a cardiac arrest. Steve Jobs will always be remembered for his work at Apple. He became SEO of Apple in 2000 and even though can be liked with his work at Pixar and NeXT computer his work with Apple revolutionised the world of computing and mobiles.
Have you typed a query in Google and got a post/article which was dated months back and even sometimes years back that was neither relevant nor up to date? Well that is set to change, with Google constantly evolving and making changes to be the leading Search engine in the world it will now make changes to their search algorithm to ensure they no longer give stale results. The current changes will allow valuable information for us easier to access and the information is more current. With a number of social media platforms available to get the most up to date news and information Google needed to make changes to ensure they were at the level of their competitors.
Google have revived their current search algorithm to ensure searches are more up to date and timely. Google have made one of the biggest changes which is supposed to affect at least 35 per cent of all searches. Google has been challenged by various other companies to get the most updated results as many are now turning to Twitter. Google saw how they needed to improve to beat rivals. Google has in recent years attempted to get real time searches but there had been no major improvement to show for.
Two thirds of searches are still on Google however people turn to Facebook and twitter for upcoming events, latest scores etc. Google is great to view archived websites. However the main problem was inadequate articles were being floated around linking with popular search queries as a result there were a number of low quality websites dominating search engines. With the change made in February this gave more high quality websites greater standing which led to better results. The changes will now show minute by minute news stories unfolding also fresh results which are updated and more current. Using technology that was built last year they have a web indexing system which crawls websites quicker and updates the index regularly, they will also add Google plus posts to add to their fresh content.
These changes will not only get the most current information but be able to differentiate the different types of content and usefulness to queries even if written months ago. Meaning for us we can get fresh content and also useful information related to our queries.