How Google search works… explained in 3 minutes

Here is a short YouTube video that explains how Google search works, by Matt Cutts–one of Google’s star engineers. It is by far the most detailed explanation packed in 3 minutes.

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The Alibaba story-told by a Western insider

While researching information about website and social media inside China, I was led to the “Thoughtful China” website. An interesting headline caught my eye: “扬子江大鳄-A Crocodile in the Yangtze.”

A closer look: “Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba VP and filmmaker of “A Crocodile in the Yangtze” answers questions about Alibaba’s “David and Goliath” battle with eBay, its overseas ambitions, its recent M&A spending spree, its growing battle with Tencent to dominate China’s social commerce market and its upcoming IPO in the U.S.

I have read a lot of coverage about Alibaba and Jack Ma before, in Chinese and English, but this one sounds really interesting… so I clicked on the link. After watching the YouTube video, I would highly recommend it for anyone curious about the phenomenon of Alibaba: Taobao, Tmall, Chinese eBay…? Who is Jack Ma? This $160 billion company? Wall Street’s largest expected IPO?

It may not answer all your questions in 16 minutes, but Mr. Erisman indeed touches upon great insights from a Western insider’s perspective. (the film is available too)


Resource: How to write for the web

Here are five short videos titled: “How to Write for the Web” produced by CarletonUWeb. Total about 18 minutes long, they are SUPER helpful know-how even for a good writer who didn’t write for the web before.

Module 1: Headings

Module 2: Paragraphs

Module 3: Sentences

Module 4: Words

Module 5: Active vs. Passive

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