Tag Archives: Google

Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Google Reads Email, Turns Houston Gmail User In to Police

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KHOU television reports that police arrested a Houston man on child pornography charges after Google spotted a sexually explicit picture of a young girl in his email, and turned him in to a not-for-profit organization which passed his identify along to … Continue reading

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Court Orders Google to Remove Libelous Search Results

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Blogger Jon Mitchell, a staff writer at online magazine ReadWrite recently wrote an article headlined: Court Rules — Wrongly — That Google Is A Publisher.  The court was in Australia, and it said that Google was a publisher for the … Continue reading

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Don’t Call It a Cell Phone: Just Call It a Trackable Tether

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Last week, I was walking across our family room carrying the iPad I got as a gift last summer. Suchi and Raglan, our Tibetan Terrier puppies, came barreling down the hall playing tug of war with a stuffed elephant, collided with … Continue reading

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Do You See What I See? On Google, Probably Not

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If you and I use Google to search for the same keyword, do you see what I see?  Probably not.  I’m in Dallas, Texas, so the first thing that Google does is to look at my IP address, which tells … Continue reading

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Hey, Rick Santorum, Go Google Yourself!

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Once upon a time, in the days before social media became ubiquitous (1998-2008), entering your own name into a Google search window was a guilty pleasure called “vanity surfing” or “ego searching”. Everyone did it, but no one talked about … Continue reading

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Mastering marketing metrics

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I’m speaking next week at a webinar sponsored by Distribion (where I am Director of Marketing, and editor of the Distributed Marketing Blog) and Vertical Nerve, the agency I hired to handle SEO and PPC for Distribion. Now, I’m the … Continue reading

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