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Dan Leveille
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Building Equaldex.com. Product Marketing Manager @ deviantART. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) activist. Quora admin. Internet lover. Developer. Designer. Photographer.
Building Equaldex.com. Product Marketing Manager @ deviantART. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) activist. Quora admin. Internet lover. Developer. Designer. Photographer.

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360 Video of Kygo's Firestone performance at the Hollywood Bowl. #Kygo #360video #LyfieEye

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New Ark stat calculator I created. :D #PlayArk #ArkSurvivalEvolved 

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Taming Calculator for Ark: Survival Evolved

My taming calculator and companion app for Ark: Survival Evolved just reached 5,000 downloads! It was launched a few weeks ago and I'm so excited that it's maintained a 4.8 star rating -- the highest rated Ark: Survival Evolved companion app! :D

The app lets you calculate the taming times for dinosaurs in Ark: Survival Evolved, the popular game on Steam.

It's also available on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dododex-taming-calculator/id1071311292?mt=8

#Ark   #PlayARK   #ArkSurvivalEvolved   #Doodex   #Taming   #TamingCalculator  

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I just launched Dododex, my first iOS app!

Dododex is a taming calculator and companion app for Ark: Survival Evolved the popular dinosaur MMORPG on Steam.

It's a pretty simple app, but was a challenge to create since it was a new skill to me. Built in React Native and available on the iPhone and iPad, as well as the iPad's multi-tasking mode. :) http://dododex.com #ArkSurvivalEvolved   #SurviveTheArk  

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A featured snippet accordion

Over on Twitter +Dan Leveille posted a screenshot of Google query results for "pet crab" (http://bit.ly/1LHAbwU), and this list of featured snippets was independently noted by +Ajay Prasad (http://bit.ly/1LHAzvf).

I'm calling this a "list of featured snippets" because that's what it appears to be, with some nuances.

- The questions under "People also ask" are indeed questions of the sort that typically return featured snippets, rather than related queries (those related searches listed at the bottom of the page are quite different than what's found on this list).

- The featured snippets in the accordion include a link to search for the question that forms the snippet title.  This makes sense as, unlike a stand-alone featured snippet (e.g. http://bit.ly/1LHBc8c), the accordion snippets we're triggered directly by the user's query.

At the end of the day I see this fundamentally as a user interface change more than anything else, but there's definitely insights to be derived from the accordion list of questions because AFAIK this is the first time we've seen Google generate a list of related questions rather than a list of related searches which, as per the first point above, are quite different things.

Dan in his tweet frames this as "Google is now recommending related #KnowledgeVault answers", but I'd be hard-pressed to say that this derives from the Knowledge Vault which, you'll recall, is "a Web-scale probabilistic knowledge base that combines extractions from Web content (obtained via analysis of text, tabular data, page structure, and human annotations) with prior knowledge derived from existing knowledge repositories."  (http://bit.ly/1tDaS4Z)  That is, a fact engine  (still AFAIK unverified in the wild) that would be more likely to return Knowledge Graph-type results in the form of direct factual answers and/or a Knowledge Panel (e.g. http://bit.ly/1LHCkbZ).

As per the recent SEL article on featured snippets from +Eric Enge (http://bit.ly/1LHCkbZ) the key here in being featured in one is "good, user-centered page design."

A note that I showed the collapsed and expanded forms of the accordion to note:

- The variety of sources drawn upon, including both commercial websites and Wikipedia
- The presence of petsmart.com in both the featured snippets and the SERPs (an otherwise sometimes-seen feature of featured snippets reinforced here.

Finally, as others have noted .... "pet crab"? :)  FWIW I haven't been able to generate this for any other "pet [insert animal name here]" query, which makes the oddness of this result even odder IMO (the example query from Ajay is far more pedestrian).

#featuredsnippets   #google
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What I've been working on for the past month! 😄

equaldex.com/compare

Equaldex's new compare tool lets you see side-by-side comparisons between any country, state, or province.

Remember when homophobes said they'd move to Canada because the US legalized gay marriage? Equaldex's new tool shows why they'll be disappointed when they arrive: equaldex.com/compare/canada/united-states
Equaldex's new tool lets you compare LGBT rights between any country, province, or state.

Try it out: equaldex.com/compare

#Equaldex   #LGBTQ   #LGBT   #Gay   #GayMarriage  
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A great victory for Mozambique. One of the few African countries where homosexuality is legal. There are still many where gay people can face imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Full map of the legal status of homosexuality: http://equaldex.com
A great victory for Mozambique. One of the few African countries where homosexuality is legal. There are still many where gay people can face imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Full map of the legal status of homosexuality: http://equaldex.com

#LGBT   #lgbtq   #mozambique  

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, has integrated Equaldex into its search! Typing a query that starts with "!equaldex" will bring you to Equaldex's search results!

Try it: http://duckduckgo

A bigger integration is coming soon! 
You can now search Equaldex directly through DuckDuckGo! Try searching “!equaldex [country name]” to look up LGBT laws in a country.

A bigger integration with DuckDuckGo is coming soon!

https://duckduckgo.com

#lgbt   #lgbtrights   #duckduckgo   #lgbtq   #searchengine  
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+Equaldex on Google Play Newsstand.

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"Bi the Way, We Exist"

Viet Vu's +TEDx Talk on bisexuality, coming out, #LGBTQ rights, and equaldex.com.

#lgbt   #bisexual   #gay  
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