Category Archives: Google

I’m Becoming an Anachronism (according to Google)

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Google+ 101 Guide

Here’s a useful introduction to Google+ for anyone still uncertain about giving it a try, or for anyone who has signed-up and is struggling to make sense of the various features and facilities. Best to show the slides in full … Continue reading

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Google+ answers the Facebook challenge

Google has announced details of it’s latest foray into social networking with Google+. The core components appear to consist of : Circles (equivalent to groups) – where information can be shared privately. With Circles you can put your friends from … Continue reading

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Creating a feed for websites that do not have RSS

I’m not sure if anyone else has shared my frustration at having come across a really useful or interesting website and then discovered there is no RSS facility to subscribe to subsequent updates. Clearly the author/owner of the website believes … Continue reading

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Google discontinues many services

I’m saddened to read that Google is discontinuing development of Google Notebook, something I’ve used extensively since it was launched. It seems that this is part of a general rationalisation exercise being conducted as part of the need to cut … Continue reading

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Enterprise 2.0 – Innovation through Aquisition

Great spot by Mike Gotta over at Collaborative Thinking. He picks up on an article in CIO magazine by CG Lynch, “Web 2.0, Social Networks in ’09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation“, originally spotted by the The Connections Blog. … Continue reading

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Charted growth of communities of practice in local government

I thought I would try out Google Gadgets as a way of showing the growth in usage of the IDeA CoP platform. It was simpler to set up than I imagined. A straight forward process of adding the data to … Continue reading

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Google are getting serious about social networking

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The Google Experience

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Google Gears up for off-line browser apps

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