Posts tagged google

Cool Google Street View shot of the Guthrie where you can see the Google Street View car’s reflection in the rectangle mirror sculpture thingy.

Did Google update the Street View images for Minneapolis? Wonder who that is waving in front of First Avenue?

Did Google update the Street View images for Minneapolis? Wonder who that is waving in front of First Avenue?

Great ad right here: “Go Google: Hall and Oates”

If you’ve ever collaborated using Google Docs, this is *exactly* the thing that happens.

thedailyfeed:

These photos might look staged, but they’re actual images captured by the Google Street View cameras.

That is an amazing collection. I scrolled through them all — and they’re all posted to a tumblr (now following): 9-eyes.com. There are some really stunning images. My only complaint: No coordinates or even permalinks to actual street-view in Google Maps. Where are these places?

How Google's 'Penguin' Update Will Change Publishing | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

Hmm. This is good, no? Well, not good for SEO companies, I suppose. Might give news sites an edge?

This subhead from the article was in the email newsletter, but isn’t in the article:

"Google flips SEO on its head, as web rankings now depend on the quality of content, not clever search terms."

Thank goodness.

minusmanhattan:

Yesterday Google announced they had mapped out parts of the Amazon that you can now navigate on Google Street View. 

Check it out.

This is really cool! But I’m kinda bummed they didn’t make an official Google Boat. Instead they just strapped a Google Bicycle Rickshaw to the roof.

These are suggested alternatives from Youtube.com for my username because “bigboxcar” was taken. I know! BIGBOXCARIFY!!! Eh, pass.
Back when I set up my youtube channel (bigboxcarkpc), the username “bigboxcar” had already been registered and was being used. But today, I noticed the user had closed the account! So I went to register it.
But you can’t register a name of a “closed” account on YouTube. How dumb is that?
According to a LEVEL 18 YouTube.com Commenter:

YouTube does not release usernames, ever. They are a permanent part of the channel records, regardless of the channel status.

Okay. Apparently I can try to contact the owner who can “give” me the username. But that seems impossible if the account is closed. Whatevs then.

These are suggested alternatives from Youtube.com for my username because “bigboxcar” was taken. I know! BIGBOXCARIFY!!! Eh, pass.

Back when I set up my youtube channel (bigboxcarkpc), the username “bigboxcar” had already been registered and was being used. But today, I noticed the user had closed the account! So I went to register it.

But you can’t register a name of a “closed” account on YouTube. How dumb is that?

According to a LEVEL 18 YouTube.com Commenter:

YouTube does not release usernames, ever. They are a permanent part of the channel records, regardless of the channel status.

Okay. Apparently I can try to contact the owner who can “give” me the username. But that seems impossible if the account is closed. Whatevs then.

Is New Google like the New Coke? 
Good post by Helen Brown about how “New Google” search integrates Google+ content in results. Oh, and that’s an awesome illustration, too. An excerpt:

In 1985, in a moment no consumer could figure out (and no major company should ignore), Coca-Cola decided they would ditch their cash cow and make an entirely different product.  The venerable “Old Coke” was gone overnight and “New Coke” was the Coke to beat Pepsi. There was just one problem.  Nobody liked it.  There were practically riots in the streets.  People started hoarding “old” Coke when they could find it.
If you weren’t around then (and I suspect most of the Google decision-makers weren’t) I know it’s hard to believe that consumers actually rose up and made such a stink that a mega company completely reversed course about something, but they did.

You should read the whole post. There are some nice utility nuggets in the section labeled “FIXING WHAT’S NOW BROKEN”. And then, there is this nice quote about comparing Google to Bing: "There’s no Coke vs. Pepsi thing going on here.  It’s Coke vs. Shasta."

Is New Google like the New Coke?

Good post by Helen Brown about how “New Google” search integrates Google+ content in results. Oh, and that’s an awesome illustration, too. An excerpt:

In 1985, in a moment no consumer could figure out (and no major company should ignore), Coca-Cola decided they would ditch their cash cow and make an entirely different product. The venerable “Old Coke” was gone overnight and “New Coke” was the Coke to beat Pepsi. There was just one problem. Nobody liked it. There were practically riots in the streets. People started hoarding “old” Coke when they could find it.

If you weren’t around then (and I suspect most of the Google decision-makers weren’t) I know it’s hard to believe that consumers actually rose up and made such a stink that a mega company completely reversed course about something, but they did.

You should read the whole post. There are some nice utility nuggets in the section labeled “FIXING WHAT’S NOW BROKEN”. And then, there is this nice quote about comparing Google to Bing: "There’s no Coke vs. Pepsi thing going on here.  It’s Coke vs. Shasta."

literallysame:

omfg google maps. thanks duarteinacan for showing me this!

Best Google maps animated GIF I’ve seen today!. Here’s the live map, but Google has now blurred out the person who be trippin’, for some reason.

literallysame:

omfg google maps. thanks duarteinacan for showing me this!

Best Google maps animated GIF I’ve seen today!. Here’s the live map, but Google has now blurred out the person who be trippin’, for some reason.

Danny Sullivan Has Words for Rick Santorum | Campaign Trail - Advertising Age

Interesting! Rick Santorum can fix his Google problem himself: post more relevant content more often than that “other” site:

One of the problems Santorum has had in ranking tops for a search on just his last name is that until relatively recently, he didn’t maintain a dedicated website about himself, a place independent of his elected office where those who wanted to know about Rick Santorum could discover more.

His campaign website has helped, but by dropping the web site and pointing everything over to the donation form, it’s as if the Santorum campaign has taken all the “votes” its earned over the past few months and tossed them all away.

Google's Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome

This is interesting:

Google, the company that has been fighting against paid links and “thin” content, seems to be behind a campaign that’s generating both on behalf of its Chrome browser. File this under “what were they thinking.”

rickwebb:

God. I am getting so fed up with Google. This is this morning’s comparison. I experience this at least once a day now for a variety of things. 
I may not be done with Google yet, but I can see the day I will be on the horizon, and I am looking forward to it. 

I find this comparison very interesting. It reminds me of when Google first launched and you’d see similar screengrab comparisons of Google to old Yahoo.com or old AltaVista. Google search was so clean and refreshing and all the other search engines were busy and cramped. But is Google becoming the new old AltaVista? Well.

rickwebb:

God. I am getting so fed up with Google. This is this morning’s comparison. I experience this at least once a day now for a variety of things. 

I may not be done with Google yet, but I can see the day I will be on the horizon, and I am looking forward to it. 

I find this comparison very interesting. It reminds me of when Google first launched and you’d see similar screengrab comparisons of Google to old Yahoo.com or old AltaVista. Google search was so clean and refreshing and all the other search engines were busy and cramped. But is Google becoming the new old AltaVista? Well.

inothernews:

The Google Doodle in honor of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday is quite awesome.

This is a great Google doodle. Except for the big Google logo in it. A video this well done comes off as kind of cheap to me with all the Google logo integration. I wonder if people would have gone as gonzo for this creative if there had been a big Microsoft logo, or a big McDonald’s logo, or a big Chevrolet logo? you have to hand it to Google, though — They’ve achieved something pretty amazing with their ‘doodles’ campaign: Expected Product Placement. But this one just seemed a little too SPAMMY for some reason.

What G+ is really about (pst!!! it’s not social)
View the whole slideshow. I think Vincent Wong is on to something.

What G+ is really about (pst!!! it’s not social)

View the whole slideshow. I think Vincent Wong is on to something.