While I was doing some housekeeping this week, I logged into Google Webmasters Tools and got curious about my site indexing. After a bit of digging, I learned that my sitemap was all borked up.
Of the bunch, I have to say I preferred the Flickr extension the most. I’ve had it set up now for a few days, and it just continues to delight me at several turns. While there seem to be a limited number of photos per day (I found that I was seeing some repeats by the end of the first day), the images seem to “refresh” so that a newer set is shown the following day.
Sebastian Schmieg found a novel way to use Google’s Image Search: he started with a transparent .png file, asked Google to return similar images, and kept feeding the top result back into Google for another search. For those who don’t work with image files every day, a transparent .png file is comparable to a pane of glass. It is nothing more than a square of transparency… which makes the search results all the more fascinating.
Amazingly, I got a check the other day from Google. Way back in 2009, I decided to begin placing Google Adsense ads on the site. It’s still something that I feel a little weird about, even to this day. But ever since… I’ve gotten a few clicks here and there, a few pennies every day or so.
In hindsight, I feel like I should have prepared some activities or had some goal/task in mind. Once we had several folks hanging out together, we were all like… well, now what? It felt like I had sent out invitations to a party, and then when folks showed up… I had neither food nor music nor drink.
We mostly just, well… hung out.
So here’s a little experiment I want to try: anyone up for hanging out via Google Hangout, later on today? Say around 3:00 PM, CST? I’ll come back and update this page with all the necessary links and whatnot.
The biggest competitor to Facebook showed its face at the end of June, and lots of people jumped on board very quickly at the start. But in the months since its launch, activity seems to have tapered off. A lot of folks have it, but not a lot of folks use it.
We’re announcing our plans to build and test ultra high speed broadband networks in the United States. We plan to provide fiber-to-the-home service with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, for at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. In the selected locations, we’ll offer Internet up to 100 times faster than what many Americans have access to…