Google’s OpenSocial is definitely a shot across the bow of Facebook. Google’s idea is to create a common API that can be accessed by any social network to exchange data with them. Out of the gate, Google’s already gotten support from Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart … Read the rest of this item
Google Moon Updated. The cheese is gone, but new features like topo and elevation maps, moon landings and more is now present.
Last month, I decided to place Google AdSense ads onto single entries on the site. 1.5 weeks later I’m ending the AdSense Experiment. In practice, AdSense is a good idea, but for a small site like this it’s unnecessary and adds nothing to my site. I learned a few things during the experiment: Ads aren’t … Read the rest of this item
I won’t go into the whole Premium Google Apps stuff… Plenty of others have covered that since last night. What I wanted to (briefly) discuss was a new, undocumented feature I encountered while using Google Calendar this morning: Guest and Resource Availability. Before I go on… obviously this is a feature that Outlook has had … Read the rest of this item
Wow, you’re eight years old today. Where has the time gone? I wish I could say I’ve been using you from the very beginning, but I haven’t. But now… you’re indispensible. I rely on you for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, searching… You’ve become a trusted tool in my online life. So, with that, I wish you … Read the rest of this item
Looks like Google just subtly added a new feature to the Google Personalized Homepage It’s a nice addition for folks that want to maintain seperate “dashboards” of content on their homepage. One page might be for news, another for entertainment, etc… It’s not really anything “new”, but it’s nice to see that Google is continually … Read the rest of this item
I’ve been using Measure Map since November 11th. Since that time, I’ve found it to be extremely efficient at tracking stats within my blog. I’m also evaluating Google Analytics for a higher view at how my entire site is doing, stat-wise… but it is very unreliable… and seems to update only when it’s good and … Read the rest of this item
Google has released some pretty impressive products in the past couple of years: Gmail, Google News, Google Desktop, Google Earth, etc. Sadly, Google Reader doesnâ€™t fall into that category. I know itâ€™s still in the Labsâ€¦ but Google Reader is a big disappointment. Adding feeds to your subscriptions is a bit of a hassle (unless … Read the rest of this item