Tag: google+

  • If you happen to be using old social media buttons on your site, you should update them in line with the services’ brand guidelines/requirements.

  • Google and Apple quietly fighting over El Capitan

    I noticed that both Apple and Google are fixated on a well-known mountain in the United States called El Capitan and both companies have featured it prominently in their marketing campaigns. Apple has named its next Mac OS operating system after El Capitan: Oddly, Google has published a video featuring El Capitan to promote Google […]

  • Jeff Jarvis has covered German publishers’ efforts to prevent Google and other search engines (but mostly Google) from linking to their publications and quoting snippets of their content unless a Google pays for the privilege. These publishers seem to be ignoring the fact that Google sends a substantial amount of traffic to them in the […]

  • Voice recognition on mobile devices has the potential to be revolutionary. I (mostly) love my iPhone but Siri isn’t particularly effective as a voice-based personal assistant. Google’s voice recognition, on the other hand, is easily better than Siri in every way. Google’s voice recognition is more accurate and consistently gives me better results and doesn’t […]

  • Last week’s European Court of Justice ruling that Google must remove search result listings that EU citizens require it to remove (subject to their requests passing a test the court proposed) touched on a trend I’ve become increasingly concerned about: our collective reluctance to take direct responsibility for what we share online and where we […]

  • I’m watching a couple videos in my Watch Later queue while I get through some admin in my office and I noticed this Google ad pop up on a video interview with a Facebook executive at last year’s Le Web. I didn’t notice ads popping up on other Le Web videos so this one really […]

  • I’m reading Om Malik’s interesting article titled “One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses” and his assessment of Google+ stood out for me: Google+, their social network, is a fail because it fundamentally isn’t social or about people — it is an effort to solve Google’s need for social data for better advertising using […]

  • I have a newfound appreciation for my far too neglected WordPress blog. I noticed I could connect my blog to my Google+ profile a couple months ago (so I did). What I have only begun to appreciate is how deeply my blog integrates into Google+. One thing I appreciate more and more is how I […]