I just started on Pinterest because I'm looking for an intuitive, visual way to tell the story of the arts infrastructure in Allentown. I pinned pics from a Google+ gallery, which turned out to be a less intuitive process than I supposed. To really make the Pinterest board look the way I want, I think … Continue reading How Google+ Sees The Allentown Arts District and Environs
Once Upon has their answer. I love the spirit of their project, but I believe the truth is much simpler, and it's called AOL. Circa 1997. Speaking of which: Beck in 1997 http://youtu.be/c5M3chPv4v0 I literally cannot watch that video for fear of the uncontrollable mourning that might pour forth. Not a longing for my teenage … Continue reading Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)
Resolved: People, for whatever reason, tend to view Google as less of a brand and more of a utility. Suggested reasons: Google is, in fact, utilitarian. It's under-branded to the extreme, and even its logo is generic. Before anyone had Google accounts or Gmail, we were already using "google" as a verb. The lack of … Continue reading Is Google Rebranding or De-branding?
Eagle-eyed reader Joey the C sent me a link with the news that the Picasa and Blogger brands are going bye-byes. I said the other day that Google+ is a great way to make Picasa relevant, and the shift to Google Photo and Google Blogs makes total sense as Google positions itself for the widespread … Continue reading Goodbye, Blogger. Hello, Bloggers! Google To Rebrand Picasa and Blogger.com
Over the last few weeks I've had quite a few posts up about comics. Over the last two days, I've been hitting the Google+ meme. Now, finally, I shall combine them. Or two other people will. Seriously, Google. Do not bring games and pokes and all of that stuff onto Google+. That's what Facebook is … Continue reading Dear Google: Keep It Simple So We’ll Stay
Yes, I think they did, and those sneaky sneakersons did it with Google+. They also snuck relevance into Picasa while you weren't looking. Within Google+, GoogleBuzz is like a separate feed of whatever you've set to automatically go to Buzz (since no one, ever, uses Buzz on purpose). So if your Twitter is set to … Continue reading Did Google Just Find a Way to Make GoogleBuzz Usable?
I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited. Two days ago, I did a 15 minute video blog about why I thought Google may have finally found a way to do social and to drive a wedge in the Facebook monolith. The video quality wasn't great, so I'll summarize here: The Circle: From all the … Continue reading I Just Got Google+ and These Are My Thoughts About What It Might Be. Also, if You Want an Invite, Let Me Know.