The Web Turns 25 #web25

The Web Turns 25 #web25

The web turned 25 today. My first experience on the Internet was in the early 1990s. The only people using it at that point were university professors, a handful of people sending email/ftp/gopher, and hackers, mostly exploring and transferring files. As a BBS SysOp, one of my

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What is Google+ Direct Connect?

What is Google+ Direct Connect?

Before I talk about Google+ Direct Connect, I’d like to briefly go over why I think that Google+ Direct Connect will play a role in the future of Google search, especially for local businesses. When a Google Plus Local Page has gone through the claim & verification

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What is Caturday on Google+?

What is Caturday on Google+?

What is Caturday on Google+? Cats have infiltrated much of the Internet. They started on websites, blogs, and forums  and then worked their way into the social networks and are very active on Google+ or Google Plus. They started gaining traction as shared images in 2005-2006. Then

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Zero Percent Engagement on Google Plus?

Zero Percent Engagement on Google Plus?

Do you or a loved one suffer from 0% engagement? This is pretty common on Google+. Below I’ll cover both personal profiles and business pages. Let’s start with the personal profiles: Possible reasons for low engagement: A lot of people get on Google+ and discover many of

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How Exterminators can use Google Plus

How Exterminators can use Google Plus

I’ve found multiple exterminators taking advantage of Google Plus recently. The first businesses to join were marketing companies.. Then along came the photographers (thanks in part to Google+’s awesome photo sharing abilities).. Then as Google Places pages became Google Plus Local Pages the attorneys piled in and

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Google Celebrates Valentine’s Day 2014

Google Celebrates Valentine's Day 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! Google and Google Plus brought it this year and are spreading the love! February 13, 2014 Google Plus dropped this surprise on us, an AutoAwesome feature. Upload an image of 2 people hugging or smooching and tada, AutoAwesome Hearts. You can keep the image

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A Cat Named Google

A Cat Named Google

I met a stray cat the other day. The cat was very skittish. He primarily came around late at night or when I least expected it. I would never have known he existed but I could tell when he had come through. He didn’t always come to

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Why I quit using Facebook

Why I quit using Facebook

When Facebook came out, I avoided it for a long time until all of my friends and family were on it. I was disappointed with it as it really did absolutely nothing more than pull feeds of people and places together into one neat little stream. Myself

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Privacy Policy

What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you respond to a survey. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. What do

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What is Google Fiber?

What is Google Fiber?

Google Fiber is a 1GB/s Internet connection. In other words, it’s really fast. We’re talking 200x faster than your average Internet connection. Some packages include HDTV. It is only available in a few places, and for the current list you should visit the Google Fiber page here

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What is a Google+ Suggested Business List?

What is a Google+ Suggested Business List?

Update 2/19/2014: The SBL has moved here: www.telapost.com/google-plus-suggested-business-list/ On Google+ there is something called a Suggested User List. Facebook is good for communicating with people you already know, Google+ is great for communicating with people you don’t know yet that share the same interests as you (Google+

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WordPress 3.8 Released

Wordpress 3.8 Released

WordPress 3.8 was released today and we’ve been updating websites much of the day to the latest release. So far, so good! This is a really nice update.   FTA: Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download

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