Category: Google

  • Just Google It

    Saw a friend ask a question about how to setup a store for WordPress on Facebook. This seemed trivial. Just look on Google for the answer. But, then I had a thought: What if my working with WordPress for years yields me better results? First, I certainly have terminology that would give me better results. […]

  • Export your Google+ data before the shutdown

    We can download our Google+ content using Google Takeout. Probably because of Europe’s GDPR, we have the option of downloading all of our data. The Google+ stuff are the items marked +1s or starting with “Google+ …”

  • I Miss Google Reader

    The Google+ shut down reminded me that I still miss Google Reader. Google also shut it down about 5 years ago. I use Inoreader now, but I do not spend nearly the amount of time reading through it that I did GR. I could spend hours a day browsing through articles and mulling the content. […]

  • Buh Bye Google+

    After a security lapse with the now dashed hopes for a Facebook killer social media site in Google+, it is now going to be shut down for most users. They apparently want to keep it around as a competitor to Slack? LOLz. Google says Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90 percent […]

  • Buffer Feature Requests

    Dual Window LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+ have significantly different character number restrictions than Twitter. Naturally, Twitter limits posts to their notorious 140 characters. LinkedIn allows 700, and Google+ / Facebook allow about five thousand. I like to post things with a quote from the articles I share that captures what I found most interesting about it. […]

  • Daily Show Chrome Ad

    Very strange to be getting an ad that works against the displayed content. The Daily Show web site gave me an advertisement to use Chrome. Yet, Google is actively dissuading its users against using Flash. And the daily Daily Show uses Flash in its video player. I was only using another browser because the Daily Show has not reached […]

  • Hangouts New Message Annoyance

    In Gmail, the Google Hangouts icon showed I had a new message. If there is an indicator of something new, then I must clear it. Not an obsession or a compulsion, but it makes me uncomfortable to have unread things laying around. The conversation list only showed old items. There were a couple near the […]

  • TED Talk: Don’t like clickbait? Don’t click

    Fake clickbait like The Onion is good. ALWAYS click on The Onion. I don’t care if you dislike their fake news stories. I enjoy them. 🙂 The algorithms choose which stories we see. If you dislike what you see, then you need to change what you click. My Facebook feed? It is chock full of science, […]

  • Search Engine: Quote Context

    Is there a search engine that already does this? If not, then I hope one adds it. Please make it easier to find the quote context. Someone posts a quote on Facebook. I want to see the quote in context. When I search for the quote the results are of the same quote over and […]

  • WP to G+

    WordPress Jetpack finally enabled publishing to Google+. So, I guess my blog posts will finally head there. UPDATE: Google permissions are hard. The first test post showed it was “Shared privately” which by looking closer appeared only to myself. My default permissions for approved applications is “Only Me.” I had to go into Settings > Manage […]