Viewers often ask what headset I wear on This Week in Google; here’s a complete list of all the gear I use for the show with handy-dandy links. Read more
Google+’s recent enforcement of a “real names” policy strikes me as an engineer’s approach to accountability—black-and-white, when there’s plenty of grey.... Read more
There’s a great conversation going on about why social networks, specifically Google+, shouldn’t require that all its users register using their “real” names. To catc... Read more
I just returned to the States from a trip to China, where I toured Beijing, Shanghai, and surrounding areas. I climbed the Great Wall, walked through Tian’anmen Square, “ate... Read more
This oldie-but-goodie 1995 episode of This American Life features Kevin Kelly, editor of Wired and Cool Tools blogger. His story of a “new beginning” had me welled up in a Beijin... Read more
Charlie Park says the sparkline’s lesser-known sibling, the slopegraph, is about to get its day in the sun. I’m already thinking about interesting ways to use these in ThinkUp. Read more
Whatâ€™s changed is that “blogging as we knew it” is no longer the easiest way to express oneself online, so it is not the choice for the most casual users. You have to be a bit... Read more
Mat Honan, who is ripping it up at Gizmodo, on employers running social media background checks on job candidates: We ran background checks on six Gizmodo employees, including our editor in... Read more
Awesome, free, open source Mac OS X Terminal replacement offers a bunch of features over Terminal.app. Worth mouseless copy, paste history, and instant replay alone. (via) Read more
While “the stream” in Google+ gets tweaked for better privacy control, Google Profiles are now required to be public. From the help document: We believe that using Google Profile... Read more
Apologies to those of you following me on Google+: this post is a rehash of conversations I had this weekend on the service. The original conception of the Facebook “Wall” was ba... Read more
Now some people are saying that I’m responsible for the broad visual refresh now rolling out across Google, which couldn’t be further from the truth – in fact, I’m no... Read more
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