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  • Google Updates 'Updates' its Search Sidebar - Now Referred to as 'Realtime'; Some Searches Displaying Only Twitter Results
    12/06/2010 - 13:42
    In the Spring of 2010, Google made a major alteration in the way it displayed search results with the introduction of the left-hand sidebar. One of the new additions to the sidebar was the "Updates" option which displayed "real-time" search results drawn from a (seemingly) finite group or sources like Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, and MySpace. At the time, the majority...

  • Adobe Announces Acrobat X Collaboration, File Sharing, and PDF Creation Tools
    11/15/2010 - 04:06
    This morning, Adobe announced new collaboration, file-sharing/sending, and PDF creation tools available in Adobe Acrobat X Professional and online. Acrobat X Pro's new "guided Actions" allow users to "automate routine, multi-step tasks and easily share them with coworkers and collaborators," the company's press release announced. Also, Acrobat X's "new...

  • Google Removes 'Timeline' Display Option From News Archive Results; Clarifies Dates Assigned to Results
    11/10/2010 - 15:14
    UPDATE 11/11/10: The "Timeline" option to display Google Web search results is still available. (See screenshot below.) The Timeline option is still not available for News and/or News Archive results. Google has removed the "Timeline" display option from its Google News Archives search results list. When it was available, selecting this option reordered the results,...

  • Internet Archive Increases Delay in Posting Pages to Collection
    11/10/2010 - 11:28
      One of the most popular resources that we discuss in our live Continuing Legal Education seminars using the Internet for investigative research is the Internet Archive (aka Numerous attorneys have told us that the site's collection of old versions of billions of Web pages has provided important information in the matters they've handled. (Still more tell us that...

  • New Jersey Model Jury Instructions Amended to Specifically Keep Jurors From Tweeting
    10/31/2010 - 20:43
    Florida's not the first jurisdiction to clarify its Model Jury Instructions to include specific language barring jurors from discussing the cases they are hearing via social media like Twitter and Facebook. In May 2010, the New Jersey state courts amended their Model Civil Jury Instruction 1.11C to include "added reference to Use of the Internet and other electronic media." While...

  • Florida Supreme Court Updates Jury Instructions to Keep Jurors From Tweeting
    10/29/2010 - 14:43
    The Florida Supreme Court has updated its Standard Jury Instructions to specifically admonish jurors from discussing the cases they are hearing, "in person or through the telephone, writing, or electronic communication, such as a blog, twitter, e-mail, text message, or any other means." Interestingly, the Court has singled out "twitter" by name, but not other popular social...

  • Google Docs Now Features Drag and Drop Insertion of Images in Documents
    10/19/2010 - 18:09
    Google has added the ability to insert images in Google Docs Documents by dragging and dropping an image from your computer. Google Docs users could already add images to their documents using the "Insert" menu to select images from their hard drives, by URL, or via a Google Image search to include. (And this method continues to be available.) Currently, the feature works only with...

  • LinkedIn Launches New 'Updates' Interface | 'Signal' Gives Greater Flexibility in Filtering Information from Connections
    10/18/2010 - 15:05
    The professional networking site LinkedIn has launched a new interface for displaying the updates sent out by users you follow and locating information posted by any user - regardless of whether you follow them or not. Dubbed "Signal," the new layout gives you the ability to quickly filter updates by various criteria, see the most popular content referred to in your connections'...

  • MySpace Creates "Official" Visitor Tracking Tool | "My Visitors" Feature Allows Users to see Who's Viewed Their Profile
    10/14/2010 - 00:19
    One of the questions we're asked most often about conducting investigative research through social networking profiles is, "Do the people whose profiles I'm looking at know that I've looked at their profiles?" Most major social networking sites have refrained from giving the end-users specific information about who has visited their profiles. There have been a few...

  • Google-powered Search of the Texas Statutes (and Constitution)
    09/29/2010 - 11:18
            Recently, in response to query on Twitter, we created a Google-powered search of Pennsylvania statutes. This got us thinking about other states that offered access to their statutes online, but did not offer the full flexibility and/or familiar search options offered by Google's Web search.  So, we started poking around a bit, looking for other state...

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