Why do we use Google?

Kimberly writes: What the heck is with the new “Google Beta”? My experience with it, is that instead of seeing all the google-functions I use – like “Google news” and “Google blog search”, I just see “Google – beta” and a button that says “go to Google Classic” — but, it does not take me […]

the story of the ice cream guy (via resistance is fertile)

We go to this one place to get ice cream* in Hawaii all the time. For reasons not fully understandable yet endlessly delightful, they have an entirely vegan soft serve machine. It’s the lightest, tastiest, creamiest soft serve of all time. I crave it 11 months out of the year, and splurge wildly on it […]

WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas: Protect Julian Assange, protect yourself

Note from KW: This story shows the tactics the government is going to use against you — you environmentalist, you activist, you peacenik — if you get in their way… (excerpt from) The Guardian UK WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas Call comes after revelation that US has tried to force Twitter to […]

X-Rays: A naive celebration on Google’s front page graphic

Have you seen the graphic du jour at Google today? It is a whimsical collage of x-ray images, with the note “115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-rays”. X-rays are one of those scientific inventions which have been used with more celebration, and much less caution, than needed. It is ironic that Google is celebrating […]

Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement

Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we’ve reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year. Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about […]

Why I liked Flock Firefox better than Flock Chrome

Ian Wilder: I should have known by the new Flock Chrome slogan that advertised it was it built for Twitter and Facebook users.  At first glance,  I didn’t think much of it since I am a regular twitter and fb user.  My wordpress posts are automatically broadcast to fb and tweeted. Ah, there’s the rub.

AP Greenout in DC: Say My Name

I am used to my local paper, Newsday, having a Greenout in its reporting on politics. I am not talking about the usual Greenout where they pretend there are no other candidates than the corporate Democratic/Republican candidate.  I am talking about where they report on another similarly situated candidate and give short shrift to the […]

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