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I am moving many new posts to Google Plus!

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Forums and Minerals, the new Internet tools

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And here’s an explanation of why that is! Can you believe a song that tells you what Google Plus is and isn’t!

Thanx for the reference Guy Kawasaki!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/08/10 at 16:26

Two posts I really relate to: the first defines 10 books to know all about culture, the other is about the new ‘Net!

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I found both posts via Twitter, which sort of  proves Nova Spivak’s point that Twitter is all about notifications. The first is about all you need to know about Western Culture and the other is about a suggested evolution of Twitter in relation to Facebook and Google Plus.

I will get back to this post with more comments in the next few days.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/07/20 at 16:15

The word Globish is very high on the Google Search scale

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Since Robert McCrum’s recent book about the English language phenomenon the world over is being reviewed in many parts of the world where English is used for everyday discourse, as for example in Malaysia, India, and hopefully in certain parts of China like Shanghai, a Google search this morning 2010/5/24 listed more than one hundred relevant citations which is something of a record for us.

Here are some of those links!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/05/23 at 18:42

What it means to me to be able to work around Web constraints

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To begin with before finding the solution to web constraints here, posting to this blog was long and zemanta-less. Since I have regained use of Twitter I realize that there is a network of tech articles that were becoming invisible to me without access to Twitter. Then there was the easy contact with my Facebook contacts.

This all may seem a bit esoteric to readers of this blog, but my life, in its current “retired from active employment” state, has become more and more connected with reading what’s going on in the wider world and adding my own “two cents” about that. In that the vital part of my life this blog has become.

Web constraints make for a weblife that is dull, less animated, and alienating.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/04/11 at 16:42

Are they reallly serious?

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(The) Facebook profile circa 2004–2005.
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Facebook‘s Plan To Build A Real Email System And Attack Gmail Is Brilliant

That’s what they headlined at Silicon Alley Insider this AM.

But I don’t get it. Every body knows that the least credible way of doing something techie brilliant is to build a new version or an alternative. And yet it’s not built yet and they say it will be brilliant!

Who’se drinking the Cool Aide today???????????

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/05 at 22:32

The magic of Chrome has come to my OS/X platform

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Well, I’m one step closer to the Google OS platform. And it looks and feels good, for now!

I don’t want to over-commit, or over-praise, this early in the game. But what I’ve seen so far is goodness! I believe that the kind of web application engineering being produced by Google-ites is top drawer and the softies in Bellevue and Apple-ville are falling behind the move to web apps and the cloud!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/12/09 at 06:58

The heavy hand of Microsoft

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In my mind it begins with the image of Steve Ballmer heaving chairs, which is either a myth or too true to type. Then there are those ads that now maintain the a desirable PC is all about size of RAM, Hard Drive et al. Now there is the new ad for IE 8.0 and it reeks of fear-mongering to a ditzy female PC user who appears stupid and half mad.

Is it just me or does MSFT today act like GM did for the last 50some years!

There are companies that pay attention to unproductive methods/attitudes and remake their image, like IBM. And others that do the right thing naturally ala Apple and Google.

And then there is Microsoft big and bad!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/06/12 at 08:12

Why I have to learn to treat Wikipedia info with care!

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John Seigenthaler Sr. has described Wikipedia ...

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A direct quote from an article in Technology Review:

According to Wikipedia‘s entry on the subject, “the term has no single definition about which the majority of professional philosophers and scholars agree.” But in practice, Wikipedia’s standard for inclusion has become its de facto standard for truth, and since Wikipedia is the most widely read online reference on the planet, it’s the standard of truth that most people are implicitly using when they type a search term into Google or Yahoo. On Wikipedia, truth is received truth: the consensus view of a subject.

That standard is simple: something is true if it was published in a newspaper article, a magazine or journal, or a book published by a university press–or if it appeared on Dr. Who.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/10/23 at 08:55

Have you been Google-ized too?

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Google seems to have iconic features in more ways than one. It is a prominent element in most browsers, the primary web research tool, a top stock, offering a desktop alternative, a brand that is ubiquitous and as recognizable as Apple and the Golden Arches.

Nicholas Carr, who specializes in unconventional insights about computers and computer uses, has contrived a thought provoking question discussed by several “experts” here.

A related question about new forms of reading is discussed in this NY Times piece.

My daily ration of reading is heavily weighted by all that I read on the Internet, the news, blogs, book reviews, history stuff and so on and on. I used to read at least one hard copy newspaper and magazine every day or other day at least.

How has my googleizing and web reading affected me? I know more about the world and about myself in some very specific ways. So I say to Mr. Carr, in the every day sense I have been made unstoopid by Google and its context the web and blog spheres. I spend longer periods almost every day thinking and musing here about a variety of issues, events and visual experiences. It’s a better life IMHO!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/07/30 at 09:51

According to “The Official Google Blog”

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My web page URL is one in a trillion!

We knew the web was big…

7/25/2008 10:12:00 AM

We’ve known it for a long time: the web is big. The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark. Over the last eight years, we’ve seen a lot of big numbers about how much content is really out there. Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days — when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/07/26 at 06:23

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