Technoagita: Fed up with Feedly and especially with Google.
InstantShift: Hummingbird - What It Means For SEO, and What It Does For Google’s Status.
“In an attempt to completely overhaul Google’s search algorithm, Hummingbird becomes more context intensive. Keywords no longer do the job. Now, a person truly has to write to comply with the browser’s latest Knowledge Graph version.” Content over keywords. I hope it works; long overdue.
CNet: Google Apps dropkicks support for IE 9.
Poof. And another old browser bites the dust. In organizations at least.
Macworld: Get to know OS X Mavericks—Apple Mail 7.0.
Apparently, if you use GMail, don’t even try using the new Mail 7.0. in Mavericks. I wonder how Outlook.com behaves with it …
Google Maps/Streetview: Lamborghini Museum.
Lambos have never been a favorite of mine, except for the Muira. That one, I want to crawl through the screen for.
Anyone switched from Sparrow to Airmail?
What do you think of it? Thanks.
CodePen: Google Static Map Maker.
And miss out on drawing from scratch in Illustrator? Takes all the fun out of maps. [Heh.]
SER: Google+ Ranking Study Shows No Ranking Boost.
Salon: How Google flushes knowledge down the toilet.
“The Internet isn’t a resource for all knowledge, no matter how much we like to think it is – and yet we increasingly rely on it to be just that.” As I was advising a young man just the other day, “The Internet is still only inch-deep. You have to go offline to get the really good stuff.” Much as we’d like to stop memorizing things and just rely on the ‘net as an external brain-dump … gaming of the search engines still handicaps the Internet’s potential. Probably nowhere is this more apparent than in health advice. [After blogging for so many years, I have this terrible habit now … when someone starts asking me about some wierdsville therapy they’ve read about on the ‘net, I start quacking like a duck. I can’t help it.]
Gizmodo: Even Google Reader Replacements Are Shutting Down.
The Old Reader is pulling back a bit.
Gingrich and Google Glass.
My brain just melted. Why do I need to know this?
NewsBlur’s been pretty good so far, barring the various outages. But here’s an entertaining glitch - repetitive entries in a feed. I’ve checked the Guardian’s actual RSS feed - no such problems that I can see. Displays fine in other RSS reading software. I suppose a delete-and-relink should cure the malady. Thought I’d point it out, just in case anyone else is having involuntary maddeningly repetitive deja vu.
Later: 3PM MST, the aberrant behavior has ceased, without any alterations from me.
Google Maps, Street View: Diagon Alley at Warner Bros Studio.
My ‘final score’ in Google Reader.
“From your 310 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 48,897 items. Since January 2, 2013 you have read a total of 300,000+ items.” I’ve been using it a whole lot longer than that - not sure why it’s not displaying.
RSS: Well, I’ve got to make a choice.
NewsBlur has sharing features. What do y’all think? Feedly’s interface is just too cloying for my taste. How’s the speed on NewsBlur these days?
Another RSS app.
Open source alternative.
PC Mag: How to Migrate Off Google Reader.
If you need the assistance.
CNet: Apple takes swipe at Android with new fragmentation chart.
It bites you when you least expect it. I can’t run the video features of the new release of Instagram, because my HTC Sensation 4G only updates to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). Android 4.1 is necessary. Dang.
Feedly Cloud standalone.
You other RSS’ers out there, have you made your final choice yet? I haven’t. Still waiting to see where all my peeps end up, so we could potentially share links.
Hacker News Poll: Which RSS reader have you switched to?
Ars Technica: Google kills plugin that remakes Internet Explorer in Chrome’s image.
LifeHacker: How to Bring Back the Delete Button in the New Gmail for Android.
Liked the old; pretty much hate the new. Tweak makes it a bit better.
Google Developers Blog: Making Google’s CalDAV and CardDAV APIs available for everyone.
“… we received many requests for access to CalDAV, giving us a better understanding of developers’ use cases and causing us to revisit that decision. In response to those requests, we are keeping the CalDAV API public. And in the spirit of openness, today we’re also making CardDAV – an open standard for accessing contact information across the web – available to everyone for the first time.” For how long, though, I wonder. Once burned ...
Gini: Google Reader alternatives.
Hey, some I hadn’t heard of.