I can’t believe I made it to 5 years and there are a few thousand people that read this blog. The whole journey has been a bit surreal at times, but it has definitely been interesting. I know that the original content has slowed a lot, but now you see a lot of what I… Read More Happy 5th Birthday To Regular Geek
Today, the Google Reader team announced the general rollout of the new version. It is with much dismay that I see the overall changes that have occurred with this new version. I like the idea of having my Reader shares (now +1’s) appear in Google+. This was something that I wanted since Google+ was initially… Read More Google Reader Changes And Feeds Go Missing
By now you have likely heard that Google finally released its long-awaited social offering. First, let’s look at the basics: +Circles – These are private lists, which are needed so that you can share things with a select group of people. Obviously, things you share with your family may not be things you want to… Read More Google Plus Looks Good But Needs An Application Platform
Unless you were not reading any technology news, you heard that Google finally announced Google +1. Google’s social networking and social features have been rumored for what seems like forever. Now we finally get to see some pieces of their grand social plan. This first piece allows you to “recommend” search results and have your… Read More Google +1 Is Just The Beginning
In this rare double-post weekend, it is time to celebrate the 3rd birthday of this blog. For a short time this year, I wondered whether the blog could continue as work continued to demand my time. There were periods of blogging funk, typically every late summer, when there is little news to talk about and… Read More Happy 3rd Birthday To Regular Geek
Google is trying to ensure that you never leave GMail. Besides GMail being a fantastic email service, Google has continuously added features to keep you engaged. We have chat in GMail and various widgets like Google Calendar to add functionality. We also recently saw a cool revamp of the Contacts application which really did need… Read More Is Google Me Really GMail 2.0?
Google launches new products and features constantly. Some of these products gain widespread adoption, like GMail, and others eventually whither and die, like Wave. In this age of the internet, the question is now whether Google expects some of these products to fail and is just releasing them to see what features people like. As… Read More Is Google Me The Merging Of GMail, Buzz and Orkut?
I have previously talked about digital curation and that you should follow my shares in Google Reader. The problem is that only some of you use Google Reader, some use Google Buzz and everyone else is using Twitter and Facebook. I do not want to clutter my Twitter stream with my 40 shares per day,… Read More Helping With Digital Curation
It is interesting how the technology news industry works. Most of the time we see a lot of reprints of press releases, but recently we saw a ton of posts due to a single Twitter update. Kevin Rose dropped a rumor, and every major tech blog has covered it. Is Google Me for real? Is… Read More What Google Me Needs To Succeed
You will probably read enough about Apple today, that I decided to go a completely different direction. Today I am going to talk about Google and all of their applications. Because, if Google really wants to become our main web application provider, then they need to become more consistent. I am talking about consistency in… Read More Google Needs A Consistent Approach In Their Applications