BuzzFeed: Where Did All The Search Traffic Go.
No answers, just data and a lot of questions.
Google Apps Status Dashboard.
Google’s having a set of outages today, including Gmail. If you’re trying to reach me, that’s why I’m not answering back.
Golden Hill Software: CloudPull.
Backs up your Google account … but … for Reader: “CloudPull can export articles you have Starred, Shared, Liked, or Tagged into an HTML Bookmarks file suitable for importing into Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Pinboard.” And more.
Infrequently Noted: Why What You’re Reading About Blink Is Probably Wrong
Posted to add a different flavor to the Blink conversation.
Daniël van der Winden: Decreasing the time I spend online.
A different philosophy for dealing with RSS and Google Reader’s demise: “The posts that are definitely worth reading will reach us anyway.”
CSS-Tricks: Let’s Say FeedBurner Shuts Down ...
But of course. Next on the chopping block. You may want to use my more traditional RSS feeds, in preparation.
radesign: Design lessons from Gmail web app.
Seeing the title, I was ready to make a joke. Instead, it makes some good points (typographical points).
vowe dot net: GMail and ActiveSync - it’s complicated.
“Let them eat IMAP.”
W. Caleb McDaniel: Turning Gmail into Google Reader.
DP Review: Photographer uses Google Drive to share full resolution images on Google+.
Why you’d want to risk your (likely) copyrighted works … well, that’s your business.
Youtube: Google Reader Closing - An Ode by Hit Reach.
Dreadful. Just so you know.
Guardian.UK: Google’s Eric Schmidt warns on China’s attempts to control the internet.
I’ll be interested to scan his book to see the evidence he presents.
Guardian.UK: Facebook users risk identity theft, says famous ex-conman.
Google Reader Replacement: The Old Reader.
Restores sharing and commenting, if everyone else is on this service. Whaddaya think?
Architects Zone: RSS Readers on Linux.
Google Reader replacement candidate: NewsBlur.
I’d forgotten about NewsBlur. And it restores the GR sharing features, with others on the service. Whaddaya think?
SERoundtable: Google’s Former Reader PM On Why Google Killed Google Reader.
“It turns out they decided to kill it anyway in 2010, even though most of the engineers opted against joining G+. Ironically, I think the reason Google always wanted to pull the Reader team off to build these other social products was that the Reader team actually understood social ...” My italic emphasis.
ZDNet: Google—Do what you want with Reader, but don’t kill CalDAV.
Elliot Jay Stocks: Beware the free, invisible service.
Hmmm. I think the biggest mistake here is that Google could simply monetize it tomorrow and make a fortune. Now all the bit players are going to split the hegemony, and Google will get nothing. Doesn’t make sense. If I were a Google investor, I’d have a bloody fit.
Marketing Land: Google To Close Google Reader On July 1.
CNet has some alternatives. Anyone actually used and liked any of these?
WebDeveloperJuice: 5 Best Five Alternatives to Feed Burner.
Linkbait site, but everyone needs to know options in case Feedburner disappears.
Gizmodo: Why Even Almighty Google Couldn’t Keep Track of the Flu.
“The flu, as many are unfortunately aware, hit especially hard this year, and Google’s Flu Trends map only confirmed and then heightened our mucus-coated fears. Or so we thought. As Nature points out, a comparison between Google Flu Trends (which bases its map off flu-related searches) and traditional surveillance data showed that our beloved search engine had grossly overestimated the extent of the flu epidemic.” My italicized emphasis. Never panic. It does no good.
SERoundtable: Google+ Helps Increase Your Google Rankings?
Search Engine Roundtable: Should You Sue Your SEO Company?
Anil Dash: All Dashboards Should be Feeds.
That’s a sore spot. ‘Twas what we had with the ‘old’ Google Reader, really. Now those of us who used to fire off all kinds of stuff, are dead in the water, floundering.