Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

The Power of @Twitter

May 8, 2019

After having written thousands of blogs posts in the mid 2000s, its been over five years since I have posted anything here.

If and when I write, I have been “writing” on Twitter.

When I signed up for Twitter in February of 2008, I thought it would be a much better platform for making new contacts than the other social media platforms available at the time which were primarily MySpace, Friendster and Facebook.

After years of building out my Twitter network, my initial thoughts about the potential power of Twitter to connect with the difficult to reach have since proven correct.

Google Eric Schmidt.png

How else could I connect with the CEO of Google let alone have him share my Wall Street Journal tweet with his two million followers?

In this day and age of instant communication, not from a traditional blog post.

Sorry WordPress.


How To Make A Blog

December 15, 2010

Just because Google has started creating a bunch of how to videos doesn’t mean they are getting into the content creation business.



Another Search Engine: Blekko

October 31, 2010

Today another search engine launched – this one called blekko.



What is blekko?

From the blekko site:

blekko is a better way to search the web by using slashtags. slashtags search only the sites you want and cut out the spam sites. use friends, experts, community or your own slashtags to slash in what you want and slash out what you don’t.

blekko has also created its own ten point “web search bill of rights” –

1. Search shall be open
2. Search results shall involve people
3. Ranking data shall not be kept secret
4. Web data shall be readily available
5. There is no one-size-fits-all for search
6. Advanced search shall be accessible
7. Search engine tools shall be open to all
8. Search & community go hand-in-hand
9. Spam does not belong in search results
10. Privacy of searchers shall not be violated

I guess my first question is who cares about any of the above?

What person or business for that matter has lost sleep at night worrying about whether or not the search business was doing its job adequately?

I think they only definitive answer to this question is – whoever has decided they need to build a new and hopefully better search engine.

While inevitable, I think in order for any new entrant into the Search Engine market to have a fighting chance – they will first have to come up with another category description for their product if they want their new product to be entertained let alone used repeatedly.

Web search as a category has become fully associated with and thus controlled by Google and its brand.

Because of this any market entrant into the web search engine business by definition will be just another search engine.


Google’s Halloween 2010 Scooby Doodle

October 30, 2010

The headline potential for Google’s Halloween 2010 Scooby Doo doodle was just to easy to pass up.

So… enjoy Google’s Halloween 2010 Scooby Doodle!

Google's Halloween 2010 Scooby Doodle

Google's Halloween 2010 Scooby Doodle

Top 50 Websites March 2010

May 4, 2010

The Top 50 Sites for March 2010 from

Top 50 Websites March 2010

Top 50 Websites March 2010

At its present growth rate, Facebook looks poised to overtake Google in unique visitors sometime in 2010.

Unfortunately for Facebook, their comparable traffic flows will not translate into Google’s level of cash flow..

Rules To Success

April 2, 2010

From Google:

In his quarter century of working in Silicon Valley at such companies as Apple, @Home, and Google, CMC Alum Jonathan Rosenberg has had ample opportunity to watch successful people in action. He will share his observations on what makes great people tick and draw conclusions on how a liberal arts education can arm the next generation of leaders. His talk will include a set of “rules” that promise to be excellent preparation for any student who plan at some point to enter the real world.

Nexus One YouTube Homepage Display Ad

January 17, 2010

Google had been advertising its Nexus One on their home page until being supplanted recently by the Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

It appears Google has since found another prominent location to advertise and promote their new Nexus One phone – on  the YouTube homepage.

YouTube Nexus One Display Ad

YouTube Nexus One Display Ad

Clicking the See demo button takes YouTube vistors to a page with a “Get your phone” order button.

Get Your Phone

Get Your Phone

I wonder if Google pays full rate to run ads for its own product’s on its own properties?

Order A Google Nexus One SuperPhone

January 5, 2010

Nexus One

Nexus One

Order your new Google Nexus One Superphone here.

Google Isaac Newton Doodle

January 4, 2010

Google Isaac Newton Doodle

Google Isaac Newton Doodle

Google Happy New Year 2010 Doodle

January 1, 2010

Google Happy New Year 2010 Doodle

Google Happy New Year 2010 Doodle

Google Happy New Year 2010 Fireworks

Google Happy New Year 2010 Fireworks