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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 597 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

Most reshares: 145

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2015-01-13 18:33:36 (60 comments, 145 reshares, 421 +1s)Open 

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.

Most plusones: 597

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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 597 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

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2015-06-18 00:50:39 (14 comments, 18 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

A really good piece by +Cade Metz . From the article: "Today, according to Vahdat, one of [Google]’s “Jupiter” cluster switches provides about 40 terabits of bandwidth per second—or the equivalent of 40 million home Internet connections."

A really good piece by +Cade Metz . From the article: "Today, according to Vahdat, one of [Google]’s “Jupiter” cluster switches provides about 40 terabits of bandwidth per second—or the equivalent of 40 million home Internet connections."___

2015-06-17 13:12:55 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

I had a few magical moments with Google Photos yesterday. My nephew is four, and I told him that he had visited us in California before. He's four, so of course he didn't remember. So I searched for my nephew's name in Google Photos and a picture of him visiting us popped up.

At that point, I could click for more info on that photo and see when the nephew visited: August of 2013. So I pinched out to the new month/year view and scrolled quickly to August, 2013. Then I pinched in, and boom there's all the photos I took of the nephew's visit, even though it was from my last phone, not this one.

And since I had a Moto X for the 2013 visit, at the time I would take several snapshots in a row by tapping and holding the screen. Google Photos turned these photos into animated GIFs automatically.

"How did you do that?" my nephew asked, looking at... more »

I had a few magical moments with Google Photos yesterday. My nephew is four, and I told him that he had visited us in California before. He's four, so of course he didn't remember. So I searched for my nephew's name in Google Photos and a picture of him visiting us popped up.

At that point, I could click for more info on that photo and see when the nephew visited: August of 2013. So I pinched out to the new month/year view and scrolled quickly to August, 2013. Then I pinched in, and boom there's all the photos I took of the nephew's visit, even though it was from my last phone, not this one.

And since I had a Moto X for the 2013 visit, at the time I would take several snapshots in a row by tapping and holding the screen. Google Photos turned these photos into animated GIFs automatically.

"How did you do that?" my nephew asked, looking at me like I'm a wizard. I looked up and the adults had a similar look. We spent most of lunch sharing and laughing at pictures from the last visit.___

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2015-06-15 21:47:02 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

From the article: "What I think this does," says Megan Smith, the current U.S. chief technology officer, who spent much of her career at Google, "is really provide a third option. In addition to joining a friend’s startup or a big company, there’s now Washington."

From the article: "What I think this does," says Megan Smith, the current U.S. chief technology officer, who spent much of her career at Google, "is really provide a third option. In addition to joining a friend’s startup or a big company, there’s now Washington."___

2015-06-13 11:53:16 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Nice to see the Chrome team working on better battery usage, with good results.

One of the big complaints about Chrome currently is that it's a battery hog, especially on Mac where Safari seems to do better.

The team has been working on addressing this; here are some cases that have recently been improved on trunk:

http://crbug.com/460102

Before: Renderers for background tabs had the same priority as for foreground tabs.
Now: Renderers for background tabs get a lower priority, reducing idle wakeups on various perf test, in some cases by significant amounts (e.g. 50% on one test).

http://crbug.com/485371

Before: On a Google search results page, using Safari's user agent to get the same content that Safari would, Chrome incurs ~390 wakes over 30s and 0.3% CPU usage vs. Safari’s 120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU usage.
Now: 66% reduction in both timer firings and CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU use, on par with Safari.

http://crbug.com/489936

Before: On capitalone.com, Chromium incurs ~1010 wakeups over 30s vs. Safari's ~490 wakes.
Now: ~30% reduction in timer firings. Chrome is now incurring ~721 wakeups over 30s.

http://crbug.com/493350

Before: On amazon.com, Chromium incurs 768 wakups over 30s and consumes ~0.7% CPU vs. Safari's 312 wakes over 30s and ~0.1% CPU.
Now: ~59% reduction in timer firings and ~70% reduction in CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~316 wakeups over 30s, and 0.2% CPU use, on par with Safari at 312 wakes, and 0.1% CPU use.

The Chrome team has no intention of sitting idly by (pun intended) when our users are suffering.  You should expect us to continually improve in this area.___Nice to see the Chrome team working on better battery usage, with good results.

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2015-05-31 23:13:36 (23 comments, 15 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2015-05-27 14:43:00 (19 comments, 22 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-24 19:21:51 (26 comments, 13 reshares, 218 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers

Sunday flowers___

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2015-05-17 23:06:38 (42 comments, 68 reshares, 325 +1s)Open 

Much of the recent "self-driving cars get in accidents" coverage felt off to me. This piece does a good job of explaining why. I've ridden in a self-driving car and I pass them all the time in my own car. I can't wait for them. I've seen way too many bad drivers, so I'm looking forward to the better safety and technology that will come with self-driving cars.

Much of the recent "self-driving cars get in accidents" coverage felt off to me. This piece does a good job of explaining why. I've ridden in a self-driving car and I pass them all the time in my own car. I can't wait for them. I've seen way too many bad drivers, so I'm looking forward to the better safety and technology that will come with self-driving cars.___

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2015-05-17 19:12:42 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2015-04-29 05:12:29 (29 comments, 14 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Emmy looks at me.

Emmy looks at me.___

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2015-04-27 23:52:14 (20 comments, 14 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

A few years ago my wife and I got a rosebush that I considered to be a "Yahoo" rosebush. It was some sort of hybrid that had yellow and purple flowers, which are the Yahoo colors. The purple blooms have faded away, but the yellow flowers are flourishing. I'm happy to see Yahoo flourishing in several ways too, from redoing their search contract with Microsoft to sponsoring the show Community. I'm all for more competition in the Internet space, and I think Marissa Mayer is doing a great job at Yahoo to foster that competition.

A few years ago my wife and I got a rosebush that I considered to be a "Yahoo" rosebush. It was some sort of hybrid that had yellow and purple flowers, which are the Yahoo colors. The purple blooms have faded away, but the yellow flowers are flourishing. I'm happy to see Yahoo flourishing in several ways too, from redoing their search contract with Microsoft to sponsoring the show Community. I'm all for more competition in the Internet space, and I think Marissa Mayer is doing a great job at Yahoo to foster that competition.___

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2015-04-19 20:00:47 (19 comments, 21 reshares, 326 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2015-04-14 03:54:18 (44 comments, 9 reshares, 406 +1s)Open 

Monday night burritos!

Monday night burritos!___

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2015-02-09 18:40:01 (18 comments, 32 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

I recorded a podcast episode with +Kevin Kelly and +Mark Frauenfelder about some tools that I really like. You can see other episodes of the Cool Tools podcast at http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/category/podcast-2 , and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site is just great in general: http://kk.org/cooltools/ . Check it out!

I recorded a podcast episode with +Kevin Kelly and +Mark Frauenfelder about some tools that I really like. You can see other episodes of the Cool Tools podcast at http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/category/podcast-2 , and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site is just great in general: http://kk.org/cooltools/ . Check it out!___

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2015-01-23 20:56:26 (41 comments, 66 reshares, 306 +1s)Open 

My talk about some lessons from the early days of Google is now live. You can watch the slides at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/lessons-from-early-days-of-google/ Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for hosting me, and especially to everyone in the computer science department that I got to see again!

My talk about some lessons from the early days of Google is now live. You can watch the slides at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/lessons-from-early-days-of-google/ Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for hosting me, and especially to everyone in the computer science department that I got to see again!___

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2015-01-18 20:50:47 (29 comments, 27 reshares, 295 +1s)Open 

#sundayflowers

#sundayflowers___

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2015-01-17 20:16:06 (25 comments, 11 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

Saturday flowers.

Saturday flowers.___

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2015-01-13 18:33:36 (60 comments, 145 reshares, 421 +1s)Open 

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.___

2015-01-08 14:08:39 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

This is your last chance to register for my (free) talk about the early days of Google--it's today at 5pm! I'll be speaking in Chapel Hill in case you're in the area and want to stop by. It'll be more stories about the early days instead of arcane stuff about SEO, so it should be pretty accessible for a general audience.

This is your last chance to register for my (free) talk about the early days of Google--it's today at 5pm! I'll be speaking in Chapel Hill in case you're in the area and want to stop by. It'll be more stories about the early days instead of arcane stuff about SEO, so it should be pretty accessible for a general audience.___

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2015-01-06 20:42:57 (22 comments, 16 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Come hear me talk this Thursday in North Carolina!

Do you live near Chapel HIll or Raleigh-Durham? I'm doing a free talk at UNC-Chapel Hill this Thursday. I'll tell some stories from the early days of Google, and we should have time for general questions at the end. Register at the link below! Please share with anyone that might be interested--even Duke folks. :)

Come hear me talk this Thursday in North Carolina!

Do you live near Chapel HIll or Raleigh-Durham? I'm doing a free talk at UNC-Chapel Hill this Thursday. I'll tell some stories from the early days of Google, and we should have time for general questions at the end. Register at the link below! Please share with anyone that might be interested--even Duke folks. :)___

2014-12-29 23:51:31 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Cool beans.

I made a thing! Find your Twitter contacts' personal RSS feeds. Import them into your favorite feed reader.___Cool beans.

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2014-12-17 16:13:23 (31 comments, 73 reshares, 493 +1s)Open 

Woohoo! Google Drive now supports open document formats!

We’ve been listening to your feedback, and we’re happy to say that we now offer support for importing all three major ODF (Open) file formats: .odt files for documents, .ods for spreadsheets, and .odp for presentations. http://goo.gl/P8T2Oz

Not only that, but we’re wrapping up the year with a few more Office-friendly improvements: we support more complex SmartArt from older Powerpoint presentations, and last week’s updates are also now import/export friendly, with support for merged cells in Word and slide numbers in Powerpoint.___Woohoo! Google Drive now supports open document formats!

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2014-12-14 23:56:29 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

I was looking for an excuse to try Go, so I wrote a short image filter to do a mosaic effect.

I was looking for an excuse to try Go, so I wrote a short image filter to do a mosaic effect.___

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2014-12-12 19:35:09 (36 comments, 58 reshares, 325 +1s)Open 

Reading this article on The Verge.

Reading this article on The Verge.___

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2014-12-10 23:31:50 (7 comments, 28 reshares, 187 +1s)Open 

Donate to the EFF and I'll help match the donation!

The EFF recently started their year-end "Power Up" fundraising campaign. If you donate now, I'll help match the donation. I'd be delighted if you made me give more money to the EFF. :)

The EFF does phenomenal work to protect the net. Why not join me in doing a small (or medium, or large) donation to say thanks and to help protect the net in the future?

P.S. Please reshare so other people hear about the EFF Power Up campaign!

Donate to the EFF and I'll help match the donation!

The EFF recently started their year-end "Power Up" fundraising campaign. If you donate now, I'll help match the donation. I'd be delighted if you made me give more money to the EFF. :)

The EFF does phenomenal work to protect the net. Why not join me in doing a small (or medium, or large) donation to say thanks and to help protect the net in the future?

P.S. Please reshare so other people hear about the EFF Power Up campaign!___

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2014-12-01 04:12:39 (18 comments, 36 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

I did a 30 day blogging challenge for November: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/30-day-challenge-wrap-up-writing/ It's the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge. Is there something that you've always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot?

I did a 30 day blogging challenge for November: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/30-day-challenge-wrap-up-writing/ It's the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge. Is there something that you've always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot?___

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2014-11-22 04:57:36 (24 comments, 63 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

I wrote up some tips for tech-savvy folks to protect their online accounts.

I wrote up some tips for tech-savvy folks to protect their online accounts.___

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2014-11-21 00:29:15 (8 comments, 49 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

This is very cool. Any US student in grades K-12 can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free subscription.

If  told you that any K-12 student in the US can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free Safari subscription, you'd be looking for the catch.  There isn't one (except that it's only open to US students - sorry. If anyone has ideas about how we can validate young people in other countries, we can explore adding them.

 +Andrew Savikas explains how this came about. Congratulations to the Safari team, especially +Keith Fahlgren, who took the bit in his teeth and figured out how to make this happen.  I particularly like how the Safari team figured out how to make this an internet self-service play rather than something we had to work through bureaucratic channels.

And thanks to the folks at the White House, who used their convening power to get a whole lot of donations to help kickstart better STEM education in America.___This is very cool. Any US student in grades K-12 can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free subscription.

2014-11-19 07:26:09 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

I like this, from the court case below:
Statements of opinion, "[h]owever pernicious," are immunized by the First Amendment in order to insure that their "correction [depends] not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."

I like this, from the court case below:
Statements of opinion, "[h]owever pernicious," are immunized by the First Amendment in order to insure that their "correction [depends] not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."___

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2014-11-14 06:34:48 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Oh man. These paid, fake testimonials are really bad. From the article:
" “I’m an actor; actors lie for a living,” says Chuck Hall, another paid performer who did a testimonial for Secure. In his endorsement, Hall, 64, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, didn’t give any name. He told viewers he easily withdrew money from Secure.

“Had no problem at all doing that,” he says in the video. “I’m thinking now about investing in forex again. I think they’re pretty dependable.” Hall now says Secure’s intermediary paid him $4 and gave him a script. “I don’t even know what forex is,” he says."

Oh man. These paid, fake testimonials are really bad. From the article:
" “I’m an actor; actors lie for a living,” says Chuck Hall, another paid performer who did a testimonial for Secure. In his endorsement, Hall, 64, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, didn’t give any name. He told viewers he easily withdrew money from Secure.

“Had no problem at all doing that,” he says in the video. “I’m thinking now about investing in forex again. I think they’re pretty dependable.” Hall now says Secure’s intermediary paid him $4 and gave him a script. “I don’t even know what forex is,” he says."___

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2014-11-11 21:34:38 (37 comments, 56 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

Great news about the spread of SSL, which makes it harder for your local cafe, ISP, or government to snoop on you.

According to the HTTP Archive, HTTPS adoption for the top 300K sites has grown by 300%+ over the last two years [1], from 4% to 13%. However, it's important to keep in mind that HTTP Archive is counting unique origins, which does not account for the popularity of any particular site - e.g. a single origin, like google.com or facebook.com may be responsible for many more user navigations as compared to a site that you may visit infrequently. 

Looking at the number of actual navigations shows that, in Chrome, the number of HTTPS navigations [2] has grown from ~27% to ~58% within the same period of last two years - i.e. more than half of user navigations are over HTTPS!

The goal is, of course, to get to 100% - aka, HTTPS everywhere - and we still have a lot of work to do as an industry to make this a reality, but we’re making good progress! 

[1] http://httparchive.org/trends.php#perHttps - 2012-2014 stats.

[2] HTTPS navigation: any navigation (link clicks, omnibox navigations, back/forward, fragment changes, pushState) where the destination scheme of the main frame is “https”.___Great news about the spread of SSL, which makes it harder for your local cafe, ISP, or government to snoop on you.

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2014-11-10 06:31:30 (23 comments, 11 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-11-08 05:02:07 (14 comments, 41 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

This is a short, simple blog post I've been meaning to write for years. 9 simple tips to get your finances to great shape, from Scott Adams.

This is a short, simple blog post I've been meaning to write for years. 9 simple tips to get your finances to great shape, from Scott Adams.___

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2014-11-04 21:51:44 (19 comments, 63 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

This is quite cool. You can now sign up to add Google Consumer Surveys for your own sites and earn money. And if you're a website owner, you can ask your own questions for free and get back Consumer Survey reports.

I enjoy Google Consumer Surveys because it's much friendlier than a paywall--instead of registering for an account or other hassle, you can take a few seconds to answer 1-2 questions. And if you want to get questions answered quickly and easily, Google Consumer Surveys is one of the better places to do it: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0

Self Sign Up Now Open for US Publishers

Are you a website owner looking to earn extra revenue for your content? Today we are happy to announce self sign up for our Google Consumer Surveys publisher network. 

In exchange for access to your content, your visitors answer a few short surveys, earning you money for each question answered. 

As a publisher, Google Consumer Surveys (goo.gl/ADQNpn) is easy to implement and control - you choose where and how often survey prompts appear as well as how much content to make available.

All Google Consumer Surveys publishers must have an AdSense account (goo.gl/O3MJJ8) in good standing, an audience that is ages 18+, and must adhere to our Publisher Program Policies (goo.gl/49ZHYv).  We'll start accepting publishers in the US today, followed quickly by the UK and Canada. More countries to come in the months ahead! 

Join the hundreds of sites that are currently using Google Consumer Surveys as a new way to successfully monetize their content. Enroll your site today! 

To learn more and enroll go to https://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/publishers ___This is quite cool. You can now sign up to add Google Consumer Surveys for your own sites and earn money. And if you're a website owner, you can ask your own questions for free and get back Consumer Survey reports.

I enjoy Google Consumer Surveys because it's much friendlier than a paywall--instead of registering for an account or other hassle, you can take a few seconds to answer 1-2 questions. And if you want to get questions answered quickly and easily, Google Consumer Surveys is one of the better places to do it: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0

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2014-11-03 04:51:05 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Another Halloween costume I played around with: The Shining. Click through to see more pictures.

Another Halloween costume I played around with: The Shining. Click through to see more pictures.___

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2014-10-31 15:11:24 (30 comments, 7 reshares, 296 +1s)Open 

One of my Halloween costume ideas: Rene Magritte's Son of Man painting. A few more details are at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/halloween-costume-rene-magritte/ with more Halloween costumes in the coming days.

One of my Halloween costume ideas: Rene Magritte's Son of Man painting. A few more details are at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/halloween-costume-rene-magritte/ with more Halloween costumes in the coming days.___

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2014-10-26 18:48:51 (22 comments, 21 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers in fall colors.

Sunday flowers in fall colors.___

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2014-10-21 19:53:27 (32 comments, 92 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or... more »

A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or someone whose account has been hacked before, or someone at high risk of being hacked (like a journalist or a dissident), consider getting one of these security keys. Personally, I'd recommend this for anyone tech-savvy or security-conscious enough that they already use two-factor authentication.___

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2014-10-19 19:27:38 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers. I think they're called Red Rovers?

Sunday flowers. I think they're called Red Rovers?___

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2014-10-12 19:24:40 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-10-09 04:22:52 (18 comments, 22 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Candy Box 2 is a really fun game that you play in your web browser. It's addictive though: http://candybox2.net/

Candy Box 2 is a really fun game that you play in your web browser. It's addictive though: http://candybox2.net/___

2014-10-07 06:28:36 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Google Voice is getting better at MMS--yay!

Expanding carrier support for Google Voice MMS

When your sister texts you a picture of your newborn niece, it’s really important that you get it. For too long, however, Google Voice users would miss these messages for lack of MMS support.

We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!

p.s. If you’re a carrier, and you want to enable MMS support for Google Voice, please let us know. We’re big fans of text messaging interoperability.___Google Voice is getting better at MMS--yay!

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2014-10-01 18:17:22 (43 comments, 9 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Help me pick a new 30 day challenge!

October snuck up on me--what should I do for my 30 day challenge this month?

Help me pick a new 30 day challenge!

October snuck up on me--what should I do for my 30 day challenge this month?___

2014-09-26 01:09:07 (20 comments, 97 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Sounds like there's a new Panda update slowly rolling out.

Panda update rolling out

Earlier this week, we started a slow rollout of an improved Panda algorithm, and we expect to have everything done sometime next week. 

Based on user (and webmaster!) feedback, we’ve been able to discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. This results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.

Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected.___Sounds like there's a new Panda update slowly rolling out.

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2014-09-21 18:44:38 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 312 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-09-10 23:36:38 (47 comments, 128 reshares, 392 +1s)Open 

If you want Chrome to always use HTTPS with your site, you can request that here.

If you want your site to be in Chrome's HSTS preload list (aka, default to HTTPS), submit it here: http://bit.ly/1oq7JG0 - note that Firefox and Safari include Chrome's preload list... 3 for the price of 1! Great deal.

To learn more about HSTS: http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000545/ch04.html#_http_strict_transport_security_hsts___If you want Chrome to always use HTTPS with your site, you can request that here.

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2014-09-08 16:28:58 (16 comments, 18 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Here's something that will make you feel good

The Feel Better Friends project is a group of volunteers who hand-make dolls that look like kids who are battling cancer or other illnesses. On the site, you can request a doll or volunteer to make dolls for kids.

Here's something that will make you feel good

The Feel Better Friends project is a group of volunteers who hand-make dolls that look like kids who are battling cancer or other illnesses. On the site, you can request a doll or volunteer to make dolls for kids.___

2014-08-25 22:18:33 (27 comments, 39 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Lantern is a tool to let people around the world reach sites that are blocked by their government (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). They're in the last few days of fundraising and trying to reach $70,000 to fill out a matching grant: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-internet-freedom-with-lantern

Lantern is a tool to let people around the world reach sites that are blocked by their government (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). They're in the last few days of fundraising and trying to reach $70,000 to fill out a matching grant: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-internet-freedom-with-lantern___

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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 597 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.___

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2014-08-17 18:46:57 (31 comments, 9 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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