benefits that e-books have over print. And often, discussions surrounding the move
to digital texts involves our enhanced ability to read and store our libraries,
particularly via mobile devices.
But a new project available in Google Labs today - Books Ngram Viewer - highlights
some of the other benefits of digitizing texts beyond better reading and storage. So
let me invoke my former life as a literature PhD student here to say,
incredibly farking cool."
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Visualizing the History of the Usage of 500 Billion Words
Using Google's Books Ngram Viewer, you can now visualize how language and literature
have changed over time, by searching a subset of the more than 15 million books that
Google has digitized since 2004. All told, today's datasets contain more than 500
billion words from 5.2 million books in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian,
Facebook today unveiled an incredibly simple new service that will allow any website
owner to hand over user registration for their site to Facebook, undoubtedly
something countless independent sites have considered since seeing the disaster that
resulted from the hacking of Gawker's user account info earlier this month.
The new tool, called simply Registration Tool, is both simpler and more powerful
than Facebook Connect. It works as a pre-populated iFrame for logged-in Facebook
users, allows site owners to ask for fields of information not offered by Facebook
and can be used to register people who do not have Facebook accounts. All under the
watchful eye of Facebook,
a company that leads the world in online identity and
specializes in user data security. It's a very smart move, but raises questions
about the company's growing power.
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