What a surprise — for the first time I got search results surfed by Microsoft's Bing search engine. And I did not even intend that. All I wanted to do was to find a particular project for a Wave client (software) I read about on the Web. I typed my query into the address bar, hit enter, and got these results below.
Not necessarily what I was looking for. But wait a second … Why didn't Firefox serve the result from Google as usually?
Search result from Bing! Why? (Click on the image to enlarge in new window.)
Well, I played around with Bing a tiny bit, right when Microsoft had launched their new search service but I did not stick with it for long. Honestly, Google is my most favorite search engine. Period. Google did not only catch me for search, but with a plethora of other great applications. From Gmail, to Google Docs, AdWords, … to their translation tool, and … Wave is the latest on the list. They hooked me up. Probably for life.
So I was quite surprised that I suddenly got Bing results displayed.
What has happened?
I remember that I had updated my Alexa Sparky add-on for Firefox this week. I also remember having seen a note about new features but I kind of ignored it. Now, it's obvious what had happened. Alexa Sparky is one of the FireFox Add-ons I use.
This will be a very short blog post but (hopefully) will keep you busy for a long while.
This information could severely impact entrepreneurs' chances (yours) for immense success in business.
But why should you listen to two crazy guys, one with a Viking helmet, one in front of the pyramids?
The answer is quite simple:“Both of them are already at a stage in life where they can do whatever they wish to do. And they have big fun running their businesses.” Sounds like a great role model for me.
Seriously. I am in. You remember that I did not write that positive about Google Sidewiki. Well with Google Wave this is different.
It definitely pays off to be active in online forums. Last week one of this online friends asked,
“Anybody wants an invitation
into the \/\/ave?”
Since I was among the first who virtually had raised there hands I got one of those precious nominations and got in within a couple of days.
Usually I am not excited so much about becoming a beta tester of anything and Google calls the current stage of Wave a Pre-Beta. Sounds worse, doesn't it. But actually I am surprised it really feels great. I was not among those in the early rush for Gmail accounts. Started to use Gmail seriously not before 2009. But the loooooong video from Google presented Wave got me hooked immediately.
So now I am in. And I am even more excited. Let me tell you about a couple of prerequisites.
(1) Obviously you need an invitation currently.
Google wants to slowly build up a base of about 100,000 users and fine-tune their infrastructure as well as completing features that we have heard of in the video but not yet seen in the preview beta version.