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Pheed Sharing Settings: How Not to Set Defaults

An odd tweet showed up on my account tonight. It was a message saying that I had posted something on Pheed, a similar sharing/social network. And that did happen — I setup a new account on Pheed and did a test post to see what it looks like. But the automatic cross-post on Twitter was […]

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Our New House is on Google Street View

This is the first time I’ve ever seen Casa McGee on Street View. New house, or old house. Google drove some of the main streets in our area about two years ago, or maybe more, but it didn’t do a thorough photo shoot in our old neighborhood at the time. So the old house wasn’t […]

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Google+: A Ghost Town in Our Mid-Sized Town

I’ll believe that Google+ is catching on when I can look at the “Nearby” circle and see content that’s newer than a day old. I took the screenshot below a couple nights ago. It’s not like the Tri-Cities is the middle of nowhere. We have 253,000 people in the metropolitan area (2010 census). We have […]

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More Google Shopping Madness

Remember when I showed how Google was pushing Shopping ads/results when I did a site:marketingland.com search? Now there’s this, on a search when I was trying to find out the name of the drummer from Men At Work: Absolute madness. I clicked through to see the jacket, and the color is called “drummer blue.” And […]

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Walmart Actually Called to Confirm an Online Order

This is crazy. In 2012, who’s ever heard of any online store calling a customer to confirm an online order … much less the biggest retailer on the planet?? But it’s true. I got a call from Walmart to confirm an order that I placed online. Here’s how it happened: On Sunday (Aug. 19th), I […]

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