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Updates at Live Journal:

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With the Photo Bucket integration, now you can access all your photos without leaving Live Journal πŸ™‚

“What’s In a Name?” section located on the home page at Live Journal is pretty cool. Ever thought you have the very worst username? Find recently discarded usernames here for your Journal πŸ™‚

Join in on the Global dialogue at Global Views to discuss news and current events with Journalists from LJ International Partner Newspapers.

The biggest new info at present at LJ is there piece on Internet Safety called keeping your Journal Safe. A must read as the virus weirdness keeps on coming.

With 19.2 million journals and communities created since 1999, there is always something new at Live Journal πŸ™‚

Facebook:

Everyone seems to be going Facebook crazy and they either like the updated “real time” streams or they do not πŸ™‚ The real time stream of posts from your friends and connections has arrived so take a minute to control your streams if it get’s to be to “Twitter-esque” for you by adjusting the filters to the left on your log in home page or visit http://Facebook.com/sitetour/homepage_tour.php which is the link also on your log in Facebook home page. You have more control than you would think with these newest updates. You can control what friend streams and info you will actually see on your home page.

Publishing your own updates has gotten super simple with this new Facebook. Prompting in applications for instance as you send “virtual gifts”Β  to your friends to then publish this message in not only your profile and home pages, but also your friends πŸ™‚

Keeping track of birthdays was always fairly easy at Facebook, but now the What’s Going On Today area on the right hand top of your home page keeps you in the know about the events and birthdays today!

What this new streaming actually does is electrify the Google meter over at Facebook. With so many streams of so much of what’s going on, constantly publishing, it is very like merging Twitter, Facebook, Internet Gaming, with linkage and feeds from Blogs, Digg, the whole “All Roads Lead to Rome” theory … well, now, All Roads Lead to and From Facebook which then energizes the Google Ratings because of the amount of visible traffic (posting, publishing, sending of application invites, news, blog posts, feeds, etc.) Facebook has “Lit Up” the Internet sky when they switched on this newness πŸ™‚

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Vox:

Vox’s built in editor allows you to easily combine words, images, video and audio all in one little box to create brilliant posts every time. While the newness on Vox primarily is the tweaking of the old, they have quite the expert handle on it all with interactivity galore. While Blogger and WordPress are standard Blog Platform sites, Vox takes this Blog Platform to a Social Network level. Interactivity, friending, groups, Vox Hunt Challenges, Team Vox News, and Questions of the Day to prompt you out of any writers block that you may have. Keeping up with the Vox Team is as easy as visiting the Team.Vox.com site πŸ™‚

Blogger News:

Straight from Buzz.Blogger.com comes news of the Plinky prompts to alleviate the craziness of Bloggers Block or more commonly refered to as writers block πŸ™‚ Plinky gives you a prompt to write (much like the Question of the Day over at Vox:) A question or challenge for you to answer and actually Share your Media on Facebook and Twitter!!!

Facebook your Blog at Blogger, WordPress and more, find out how here.

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WordPress:

P2 The New Prologue reinvents what it means to “Group Blog” with live notifications, comments in the home page, in-line editing (you never need to refresh and rarely need to visit your dashboard:). P2 is great for school projects, groups, as a class, etc. Check out the WordPress Blog for more on this new theme. “Just Another WordPress Blog”.

February brought a Live Journal import tool, threaded comments, and launched Buddy Press, a set of WordPress MU (multi-user) plugins that transforms a MU install into a social network platform. For newspapers, magazines, Universities, Blog Networks, and such πŸ™‚

Post to a later date of course is a feature at WordPress with statistics right now on your personal log in home page πŸ™‚

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Twitter:

Following the Twitter Blog is one of the best ways to stay on top of Twitter’s newest happenings “)

ExecTweets to find and follow Top Business Execs on Twitter!

The trends tab on Twitter gives you a heads up on what’s hot πŸ™‚ The topic trends going on over at Twitter, what everyone is Tweeting about πŸ™‚

The recent Twitter limits set alleviates robots and whales from going metal or overboard πŸ™‚ Check out these limits on the Twitter Support Page.

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Meez:

Meez users that have not yet checked out the new Carnival Gear arer missing out! Very cool new stuff though I haven’t had the heart to delete my leprechaun from St. Patrick’s Day πŸ™‚ I have purchased and saved to my closet some of the coolest newest gear πŸ™‚

Meez, Living the Virtual You, from Meez Nation chat rooms, new games, new gear, room creations,Β  and the connectivity with Facebook and MySpace and others via the coolest of widgets, Meez has something new every week!

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We thought we would condense a bunch of our favorite Blogs and Social Networks sites Newest and Coolest Updates!

Every site changes, whether they add to or take away, the site managers hone, test, and challenge themselves into bettering their particular Blogs and Social Networks sites πŸ™‚

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Here are some of the newest changes we found on:

Google’s GMail:

Picasa, YouTube, Flicker, and Yelp previews of photos, videos, and reviews instead ofΒ  just links, directly in your email!

You’ve all heard the joke “You Can’t “Unsend” an Email?” Well guess again! Google has ursurped the impossible yet again with an option for giving yourself a grace period after clicking that send button πŸ™‚ Edit and resend.

GMail offline! Yes, use GMail even when you are not connected to the net πŸ™‚ and with Tasks Mobile you can take it all with you.

There are (at last look:) 42 current, crazy, lab experiment choices. Something for everyone to try.

Utterli:

The name is fairly new as they were originally Utterz but now Utterli. The same awesome podcasting social network!

The newer happenings at Utterli are a discontinue of the Free International Dial in numbers. Utterli is currently working on a solution at present but this feature has come to be too expensive.

A Desktop Application is now available on Ubuntu if you use the Ubuntu Amazon Services.

Group Calling and Video Processing have also been introduced this year.

Trusera:

Trusera is a brilliantly designed Health Social Network in need of partners. In our search for Haelth Social Networks, we found no real competion here with Trusera, so investors Take a Peek πŸ™‚ At present, what are the investor options? Here is an option πŸ™‚

YouTube:

YouTube in High Definition! Yes, watch your favorite videos in HD!

Try out Collaborative Annotations for your videos. YouTube launched annotations in June of 2008 where you can add text, blurbs, speech bubbles to your uploaded videos. Now, you can invite anyone you like to create speech bubbles, notes, and spotlights on your videos too πŸ™‚ Find this info on the home page of YouTube in the lower right hand Collaborative Annotations link (this takes you to YouTubes blog site:)

Be crowned “Best Dunker” with your presented video. YouTube Slam Dunk with a judging panel of NBA All Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Chris Bosh, Fab 5 Member and NBA Pro Jalen Rose, and the Worlds hottest dunk crew, Team Flight Brothers.

Watch video on Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones. While YouTube has been available for many mobile phones for over a year, you can check the newest additions at YouTubes Blog.

Check out the Recent Updates post 3/26/09 at YouTubes blog for more πŸ™‚

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Zimbio:

Named as one of the fastest growing sites by Nielsen πŸ™‚ The updates at Zimbio are really a shedding and spring cleaning of some features that took up more time and space really, and not as effective as the resources spent. Even the greatest of ideas get pruned for the honing of perfection πŸ™‚ Check out the updates list for Zimbio by visiting their Company Wiki.

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From Googles specific searches like the Blog search, Patent search, News search, Products search, Scholar search to find scholarly papers, Image search,Β  Music, Maps, Finance, and Book search to an even more honed in Custom Search that you can design to fit your specific needs, Google has the search engine side of the Internet quite covered πŸ™‚

Google also has a Google Groups for you to set up or join any group on any given topic. There is Google Video and YouTube for all of your video viewing categories and needs. Google Transit is a newer service that gets you around with Public Transportation! If you don’t know a thing about Public Transportation in your area but would like to start using it, begin with Google Transit πŸ™‚

One of the very newest innovations of Google is the Google Moderator (you may not have even noticed this as it is so streamline)Β  Collaborative Q and A for group events, vote on questions and post suggestions of your own. Here you can ask a Google Engineer, World Leader, your Government, or a Google Moderator. The use of this service by Google users will help improve Google Moderator as it has not yet graduated to completeness from the Google labs πŸ™‚

GOOG411 is a search for local businesses from any phone, for free using your voice πŸ™‚ 1-800-GOOG-411

Google Labs is Googles Technology Playground πŸ™‚ The ideas that remain here aren’t quite ready for prime time like Google Talk Labs Edition are set in the Google labs area for Google users to view and check things out before they are released as a complete Google Service. You can download the new Google Talk Labs Edition and the new features of this are the desktop notifications from GMail, Calendar, and Orkut (Googles Social Network). There seems to always be something new and cool going on in the Google Labs so stop by often πŸ™‚

Some companies are known for their surface knowledge of many things instead of molding what they know into perfection. Even individuals wish to delve into and become involved in multiple exciting things at once. A “Jack of All Trades” instead of “King of One”.Β  While it is an inert human drive to want to experiment and discover or dabble in various interests, inevitably, one major calling should prevail.

If the calling is a positive addition, there is a passion for it, and the individual or entity is actually good at it or can preform the task well, then this could be considered a calling.

Google seems to know this reality and wants to keep their calling and remain “King of One”, the search engines, and not be known as a dabbler of much. Individuals can take the wisdom of Google and apply it to their lives as well. Becoming a King (or Queen) of one thing, focus on their best, instead of being Jack or Page of many.

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Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me πŸ™‚



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With Google Labs holding all Google’s Test Programs, I believe that Google is totally focused on perfecting what they have already, rather than spending the bulk of their time getting further into innovation. I see that adding to and enhancing what they do, instead of beginning a separate new project has propelled Google to the top πŸ™‚

This is a very wise standpoint in life for individuals even, to focus on your calling and to be what you are good at. Not staying at the surface with the knowledge of many things, but to hone your talents in one arena and be King of that. Much like Google has become King of the Internet Search Engines.

Google seems called to to do this, they are great at it, very passionate, and they focused on the search, aspects of the search, and what other ideas that work hand in hand, together to enhance the search engine process. Google has many services, all connected to help create and add to their massive search capabilities. Ideas that work alongside the search engine foundation.

While Google Lively was an incredible project, this site was a bit separated and removed from the rest of the mass of services as it did not enhance or flavor the prime focus of the search engine. It was more of a stand alone “new deal”.

Let’s get a visual with this and say I have an intense set of Lego blocks and then I get this equally great set of KNex blocks (while each set is brilliant by itself, working together is a bit difficult, not impossible, but difficult). Having two Lego block sets or two KNex blocks sets will create many clever things, but all working together, built from the same core material, and acting to enhance the whole. Google is staying with the one type of block and focusing it’s energies to relate to (first and foremost) the search engine. To feed the master program with even more relevant terms, perfecting and enhancing it’s service to the Internet.

Google has specific search engines like a blog search, book search, news search, and patent search to assist in the faster location of individuals needs by sifting into categories to weed through the unnecessary items even before the search begins.

Google Groups area allows a space for users to create a site for like minded individuals or to join in discussions with groups already formed. There is literally a group formed on almost every topic imaginable, over a million separate groups for you to meet other group members.

Google Video and YouTube are Google’s video search and hold areas for users to upload, view, and share video entertainment of all types. Again, the specific search engine strictly for video is available through the main site.

Google has even created an area where all users can invent their own search engine! Design which sites are to be searched through your own search engine. This is most handy for organizations, groups, and especially for learning facilities or parents who would like the students to be able to use a proper search engine, but wish to regulate which sites or search terms are able to be located.

There is a Calendar, photos with Picasa, Google Docs for documents and presentations, Google Reader for your blogs and social networks and other sites for bookmarking, and iGoogle to keep your information all together on one site. To access the entire listing of all the services is quite easy, along the top right hand side of the Google site there is a listing of Web, Images, Maps, etc. The last link is “more” with a dropdown menu and another list ending with “even more”. Click on that to visit the entire list of services page. This huge hub page of holds the active services and the testing ideas as well under “Labs”.

Visiting the Google Labs section is quite interesting and a whole lot of fun. This allows it’s visitors to “play” with it’s newest designs before they are released as a set in stone service.

Some of the recent graduates of the Labs are very handy. Suggest is the newest search feature where Google gives suggestions while you type in a search term or keyword in the form of a dropdown as you type into the search bar. This addition gives you a shortcut to longer search terms and also may expand on your original ideas to take you where you need to be faster.

Google Transit is another recent graduate of the Labs to allow users to become much more acquainted with the public transportation in their cities and areas. Many people would like to use the public systems in the towns and have no idea where to begin. Transit is your answer.

GOOG411 is Google’s over the phone search for local businesses. Yet another free service to search for businesses in your area, but this time through the phone lines.

Chrome has been release from the Labs earlier than expected and is Google’s Browser extraordinaire. A free browser for Windows Vista/XP SP2. Chrome is a browser that combines a very simple design paired with Google technology to make the web safer, faster, and easier with an all in one box system. The instructional videos here on the Chrome page will get you ready in no time and gain you a thorough understanding of the newest service, the Chrome web browser.

From the Blogger updates of import and export abilities along with the future posting and newest additions of Reactions and other Google gadgets, to the management of your health files all in one place with Google Health, I would be surprised if you were searching for holding, filing, searching, or collection answers, that one of Google’s Services would not complete the puzzle for you.

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