"People also search for" in Knowledge Graph Adds Explanations; Chrome Web Store Gets Domain Ownership Verification Option

Have you ever flipped through the "People also search for" section of the Knowledge Graph panels -- incase not, Google today added explanations to it. "Just mouse over or click on a thumbnail to see an explanation of how it's connected to the subject of your search."Google says, people had fun with their Bacon Number […]

Have you ever flipped through the "People also search for" section of the Knowledge Graph panels -- incase not, Google today added explanations to it. "Just mouse over or click on a thumbnail to see an explanation of how it's connected to the subject of your search."

Google says, people had fun with their Bacon Number calculator, which revealed some, often surprising, connections, and now "we're starting by showing major co-starring roles between actors, movies, and TV shows as well as highlighting family connections amongst famous people in the Knowledge Graph. These connections won't show up all the time, but when there is an interesting explanation available, you can now see it at a glance," Google posted.

Here is an example picture of the "People also search for" movies for Gone with the Wind:

People also search for in Google Knowledge Graph adds explanation section

Developers who publish app(s) in the Chrome Web Store, can starting today "verify a domain ownership through a simplifyed process that now allowing use of Google's site verification service to prove their association with a verified site."

Until now developers need to prove they own the domain that hosts their application through Google's Webmaster Tools.

Google explaining the process notes, "if you want to publish an app on the Chrome Web Store and have it associated with your existing site, but you don't have the ability to upload a verification file to the root directory. The site verification service option in the edit page for each item listed in your Chrome Web Store developer dashboard allows you to request association of your app with your organization's site. When you choose an existing site from the drop-down menu or click "Add a new site", the current registered owner for the site will receive a notification of your request to be associated. The owner can see who is making the request, and then approve or deny the request appropriately."

Note: "if this checkbox isn't available, it may be because there's no current owner of the site or you already have an outstanding association request," Google said.

Google Site Ownership Verification option in Chrome Web Store

If you use Google Calendar to schedule your business's days, weeks, and months, you can check official google tips for organizing and using your calendar more efficiently:

  1. The Google Calendar Android applets you manage all your calendars in one place--including those from your Google accounts and other synced calendars--right from your mobile device.
  2. Use keyboard shortcuts to make and manage your events quickly. For example, when you're on your calendar, try typing c to create a new event, d to display your calendar in day view, or n to see the next date range.
  3. Collaborating on events with co-workers using Google Calendar? Pass on the torch and transfer ownership of the event to the new coordinator. When you're editing event details, visit the "More Actions" dropdown then click "Change owner." You'll have the option to send them a note letting them know this change is effective now.
  4. Unclutter your calendar by auto-hiding events once you've declined them, letting you to focus on the more important parts of your day/week/month. Just click the gear icon at the top of any Google Calendar page, go to Calendar settings, and then the General tab. Select "No" in the "Show events you have declined" section and then save.
  5. Tired of the white grid look on your calendar? Add a photo to personalize your background.
  6. Planning on meeting with people in another time zone? Enable the world clock in Calendar Labs to find a convenient time. Out of town and not by your computer? You can automatically decline events during times when you're busy. Check out other Labs features you can try.
  7. Create a to-do list that will appear right next to your calendar. You can even assign calendar dates to tasks, and then sort by the due date.
  8. Want to share special events happening at your business with your customers? Create a separate calendar and then embed it on your website.
  9. Customize your notification settings for events. You can choose to get reminders between 5 minutes and 4 weeks before your event, and pick whether you want the reminder delivered as a pop-up notification, email, or text message. You can also add multiple reminders for an event.
  10. Organize your calendar by color-coding different events or calendars and make it easier to get an overview of your schedule with a quick glance.

To get more tips on ways to use Google Calendar, check out thehelp center.

Update 10/22: Google open sources Ashier, a utility that allows users to automate terminal interactions with templates.

"Ashier offers several advantages over traditional tools (such as expect): a template language that replaces regular expressions in many situations, support for nested multiline textual data parsing, and the ability to integrate with response logic implemented in any language," explains Google.

Ashier aims to make terminal interaction automation simpler and more accessible to users -- so you can spend less time at your computer and still get more work done.