If you’ve logged into Feedly, recently, you’ve probably seen this message:
“[IMPORTANT] Prepare for the final step of the migration from Google Reader to the feedly cloud.”
A Feedly update to complete migration? I thought I was already migrated?
If you’re like me (have tons of feeds), you may have had a slight moment of panic as the thought of losing all your feeds swept over you.
Here’s what the Feedly message means:
Cool ideas and concepts continue to spill forth from Google. I especially love this one that intends to bring Internet connectivity to African institutions of learning via flying craft.
The trial involves 10 schools in Cape Town, South Africa, and involves the use of “white space network” with blimps (and other infrastructure down the line) to stream signal over large areas the schools are situated in… literally wi-fi via blimp. It’s a fairly large undertaking, but one with a lot of potential by way of mindshare payoff.
Although this infographic was put together as tips and tricks for students conducting online research, I personally found some cool stuff in here.
Pastors? Authors? Bloggers?
Check this out, there are some cool Google tricks for the next time you need to do some “Googling”:
Have you ever wondered: How does Google search work?
Well, without giving away all their secrets, Google explains how Google search works in the video below, but I’ve also included an interesting infographic/flowchart of the process, too.
After looking at the process, you can better understand how difficult it is to be listed first or on the first page of Google’s search results, not to mention how important it is!
Take a look:
What if the Church was more like Google?
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider kick-off the first ever ChurchMag podcast and talk about this and more!
Last week, Google CEO Larry page was the keynote speaker at I/O and shared some interesting insights.
The insights weren’t about Google+, Google Glass or anything like that. No, these insights had to do with him personally.
I’ve had two Google Adsense ads on my blog Youth Leaders Academy for ages. They don’t bring in a lot of money, but they do contribute to covering the costs of my blog. I’d been thinking about getting rid of them and choosing some more ‘desirable’ ads myself, when suddenly I got a notice via email.
My account was being blocked by Google Adsense.
It was a short, standard email that didn’t give any reason why I was blocked, except for this generic ‘invalid activity’. So I searched online (yes, using Google – the irony!) and discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was blocked by far. It seems Google Adsense blocks sites on a regular basis and never, ever explains why.
Check out this awesome Google Maps game I found, GeoGuessr (way #102 to waste time), while on my lunch break this past week.
Basically, they plunk you on Google Maps somewhere…and you have to use context clues to figure out where in the world you are.
There really aren’t many rules, but everything that is an easy context clue (like license plates, road signs, etc.) are blurred out!
It is quite fun, and you get 5 different places to try out each quiz!
Let’s see if you can beat my score of 13,673:
I’m a sucker for keyboard shortcuts.
That’s one of the many reasons why I dig the Alfred app so much. Without even jumping over to grab my mouse, I can jump to a new app or open a file directly. I also love using my hotkeys and shortcuts in my apps.
So why the heck haven’t I tried learning Gmail keyboard shortcuts?
Now that I have them enabled, I can use this handy cheat sheet and step-up my shortcut game:
They finally did it.
If you like to dig into Google Fonts for your web development, it can be a little bit of a pain when you’re also trying to do graphic design with the same fonts. Sure, you can download them as needed and install them, but all-in-all, it’s a pain and once you install a font it’s not easy to keep up with updates.