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Archive for the month “March, 2013”

40+ Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks

40+ Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks.

This is a great site to see if you are trying to find your way into Internet publishing. After you have your website in place you may want to make it more exciting, readable and ‘write-to-able’ so posting can be done frequently without much effort to you.

 

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Symphony of Science – Scientists become rock stars // A project by melodysheep

Symphony of Science – Scientists become rock stars // A project by melodysheep.

 

 

Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

I’ve been a fan and user of Google Reader since its start. And while I’ve tried a dozen or more other RSS readers, I wound up returning to Google’s. This is sad.

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It’s not a huge surprise that Google is dropping Google Reader, the blog reader it operated since 2005. After all, they’d let it go for some time now (not that I’m complaining – it was after all, a free service, a fine product, and a boon for the overall ecosystem of blogging, podcasts and RSS).

The reality, though, is that Google operates at vast scale, and a niche consumer product like Reader just doesn’t move the needle. As crazy as it may sound, today even a billion-dollar business is simply a distraction to Google (unless, of course, it’s well on the way to becoming a five-billion-dollar business).

So all those who are signing petitions to Google  (and even one to The White House!) are missing the bigger point: that this is a victim of the company’s DNA, one that’s accelerated under Larry Page’s management. Some companies specialize…

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