Tag: 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. […]

  • Android app updates

    An Android app I needed to use refused to allow me into it unless I updated it. BONUS: Every time I hit the update button, it took me to the iTunes Store. So, I went to the Google Play Store. It said I had the current version. So, I visited the store from a laptop […]

  • The Social Media Evolution

    The Make Me Smart Podcast episode 96: Do it for the ‘gram had an interesting quip that Instagram was what the Facebook News Feed was before it got corrupted by ads and political arguments: the trivialities of our daily lives. All social networks became popular because of trivialities. “What’s on your mind?” THAT is what […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trust in Info-Infrastructure

    James Fallows has an interesting piece in the Atlantic called Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think discussing trust in the US for the info-infrastructure of the Internet is part of why we have Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. As that trust gets eroded by the behavior of the US government, users may […]

  • Unfriendly Connect For Feedly

    So Google announced Reader will shut down. So I migrated to Feedly. It is okay, but I will miss Reader just like I still miss Bloglines. (The current Bloglines is actually NetVibes which I hate.) A few weeks ago, I noticed one my categories displays in the left menu there are unread posts, but the […]

  • Undercounting Stats

    Michael Feldstein posted on Twitter: Seeing signs that Google Analytics significantly undercounts. Any recommendation for easy, reliable db-based WordPress analytics? I knew Google Analytics relies on JavaScript to measure what users are doing. Bots typically do not execute JS, so go undercounted. That is OK, probably even great depending on how much they annoy me. […]