Sociologist Aaron Swartz wrote an interesting article about the fact Google keeps employees by treating them like kids.
“Give them free food, do their laundry, let them sit on bouncy brightly-colored balls. Do everything so that they never have to grow up and learn how to live life on their own.”
“It’s as if this place is being decorated by seven-year-olds,”
“But as much as they may want to leave Google, the infantilizing tactics have worked: they’re afraid they wouldn’t be able to survive anywhere else.”
more: The Goog Life: how Google keeps employees by treating them like kids
We asked for it, Google made it !
Google Custom Search (CSE or Co-op) is now available in 25 languages since tuesday.
It didn’t take much time for Google to answer to our requests in the Newsgroups.
Reminder: Google CSE allows the creation of a personalized search engine with all the websites you want to search on. It is mainly destinated to webmasters or even everybody who has no website and wants his own search engine on a specific topic.
Please go to your control Panel in CSE and in “Basics” for “Search engine language” choose the language you want.
The language you choose will set the language for the text on the search results page and give preference to results in that language. You can also choose ‘All Languages’ in which case the language associated with the user’s browser will be used. If you want to give preference to search results from a particular domain, you can do so as pattern later on. If, for instance, you wanted your search results to only be from Japan, you would include *.jp as a pattern. (Please note the * is essential.) You can also choose to give preference to results from a certain country by changing your code to use the country specific google domain (e.g., such as google.ru or google.es as opposed to google.com).
See the official article on Google CSE’s Blog.
I’ve created some CSE in french but didn’t have time to make them in english, sorry for that. Anyway you can still see the examples below for french ; they are also available on the french homepage of Surfons:
(xx) where xx represents the number of websites searched.