How Google+ Sees The Allentown Arts District and Environs

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

Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)

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)

Goodbye, Blogger. Hello, Bloggers! Google To Rebrand Picasa and Blogger.com

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

Did Google Just Find a Way to Make GoogleBuzz Usable?

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 Just Got Google+ and These Are My Thoughts About What It Might Be. Also, if You Want an Invite, Let Me Know.

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.