Google Adwords Wasted

Clearly Google AdWords Does Not Care About Trees

Listen up Google AdWords team! As a long-term user I really appreciate it when you send coupons for free advertising to my clients and myself. It's always a great way to make sure that we test out new features or simply to pull time away and devote a little time to tweaking our advertising campaigns … Continue reading Clearly Google AdWords Does Not Care About Trees

Google Birthday Gyft

That’s Not Much Of A Gyft Google!

As part of Google's 1 year birthday celebrations for Google Play, they are giving away free apps, episodes and music. One of the offers is for an app called Gyft (I have never heard of Gyft before now) which is offering $20 of free gift cards with the download. $20 free bucks to blow on … Continue reading That’s Not Much Of A Gyft Google!

Google-Plus-Badge

The Google+ Badge Is Horrendous

It's well known that I've already surrendered to my Google overlords and fervently chase each new product they offer with the enthusiasm of a horny teenage boy trying to catch his first glimpse of a real pair of boobs, so when I choose to put fingers to keyboard to complain about something, you'd better believe that I've … Continue reading The Google+ Badge Is Horrendous

Moot: Facebook and Google Do Identity Wrong

In a passionate speech at the Web 2.0 summit, 4chan founder Christopher "moot" Poole says that Google and Facebook “do identity wrong,” and that people should not be tied to just one identity on the web. He doesn't really propose solutions, but he brings a lot of valuable food for thought to the table. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Zs74IH0mc Hat-tip: Mashable.

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A Few Thoughts On Google’s Ideas On Making Copyright Work Better Online

Google's General Counsel, Kent Walker, updated the Public Policy Blog yesterday to talk about some changes to their handling of DMCA take down notices on YouTube and how they are going to take action against spam blogs using AdSesne. Here's a few choice and possibly random quotes from the post before I throw out my decidedly random thoughts: There are more than 1 … Continue reading A Few Thoughts On Google’s Ideas On Making Copyright Work Better Online

Braindead TechCast #150: Techmeme Friday Goes All Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

[audio:http://scrw.us/BDTC150%5D As Sean continues his wild holiday somewhere in the US, Steven Hodson and I carry on Braindead TechCast's fine tradition of Techmeme Friday's tear down of the headlines on Techmeme as we make fun of them at the same time. We also had some fun with a rumor about Sean receiving something at his hotel room … Continue reading Braindead TechCast #150: Techmeme Friday Goes All Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

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Did I Miss The Memo That Says It’s Okay Not To Think For Myself?

The news that some woman, obviously with an IQ lower than a glass of water, is suing Google because she used Google Maps to plan a walking route and got hit by a vehicle in an area with no sidewalk, has been clawing at the back of my brain all day today. It's not the … Continue reading Did I Miss The Memo That Says It’s Okay Not To Think For Myself?