The Atlantic used Google search autocomplete to discover 50 cities’ stereotypes. I wondered what I could learn about some recent presidents.
Apparently, not much. ;-)
Did any of these surprise you?
Update: Thanks to a comment on Facebook suggesting that these might be honest questions rather than statements,1Thanks, Jeff! I reattempted the searches. Looks like Reagan and Carter reversed sentiments.
I was using Feedburner to provide my email subscriptions. Rather than wait for Google to kill Feedburner,1With Google killing Reader, Feedburner is next. Some would argue Feedburner has already received the fatal blow and we just don’t know it. I have moved my email subscriptions to URI.LV. If all works as planned, those of you who subscribed to my blog will continue to get my new posts (including this one) without disruption. If not, I’ll have some debugging to do.
I also had been using Feedburner to serve my RSS feeds. Same dealio; now URI.LV is doing this.
The subscribe buttons at the top and left now connect to URI.LV’s email newsletter service. RSS feeds should automatically go to the right place.
Fingers crossed. Looks like it worked. I’m so happy. :-)
With Google killing Reader, Feedburner is next. Some would argue Feedburner has already received the fatal blow and we just don’t know it.
I’m one of the 500,000 making the jump to Feedly. I read scan 228 feeds, so quick navigation from one item to the next is of prime importance. Reader’s j/k shortcuts are permanently wired into my finger memory and I was overjoyed to find that Feedly also uses them.
I’m playing with Feedly’s touch interface on a 7″ tablet, but finding it not near as efficient, not even as Reader’s Android app.
It is exciting to see all the development taking place in RSS readers, now that Google is leaving. This may actually be a good thing.
Yesterday I complained that Barnes & Noble’s Nook store doesn’t make it easy to find free ebooks. Today, I discovered Google’s eBookstore solves the problem: just search for “free.” I can download the books in ePub format and use Calibre to transfer them to my Nook. Problem solved!
“Use Google to Make 1000s of Dollars!” or “Easy Cash with Google: You Could be Making up to $978 a Day Working from Home!” You may have seen offers like these using Google’s name or logo that sounded too good to be true. Unfortunately, nearly all of them are, and, despite hundreds of consumer complaints and our own efforts to keep these sites from tricking people, some scams continue. [Emphasis added.]
Only “nearly all of them”? Google, can you identify one true offer for me? ;-)
If you e-mail, IM, blog, comment, create documents, edit documents, collaborate in a team, track versions, manage projects, create lists, edit wikis, use social media, etc., then Google Wave, or something very similar, is in your future. This is the future. I want it now!
Watch the demo video above. It’s long, but worth it.