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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Blogs and Social Networks Google Services

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Sparkle Tags

Sparkle Tags

If you are looking for some unique, very cool HTML comments and graphics, Sparkle Tags will have just that. An outstanding choice of Military comments, generators, backgrounds, music skins, contact tables, and network banners along with Sparkle Tags videos and a host of great layouts. The fluttering butterfly graphics are very nice and hands down a winner. Sparkle Tags is also quite compatible with the Ning blog social networks, Hi 5, MySpace, Live Journal, and Friendster. They also have a free download toolbar for hot news, top links, online radio, fun gadgets, and a Google Search.

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{September 8, 2008}   Blogs and Social Networks FreeWebs
FreeWebs Wavecritter

FreeWebs Wavecritter

Have you checked into yet? Here you can set yourself up the coolest of webpages, inclusive are capture page forms and more:

The set up may take a little bit of a learning time to figure out, but then again, you could be getting busy with this site right away! I have found that some need the learning curve and some get started almost immediately ๐Ÿ™‚

Kudos to FreeWebs and its site!

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me

Google Gadgets

Google Gadgets

The Google Gadgets coolness going on over at Google is rocking the net! From the desktop chat, Google news, World clocks, Games, Animal Coolies, Search Boxes, Translators, Jokes, Art, Calendars, Quotes, RSS Readers, and more. You are sure to find some great Google Gadgets to add to your site too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wavecritter Digg

Wavecritter Digg

Digg and Technorati are Social bookmarkmarking sites.ย  Digg is more of a casual setting than Technorati but will gain you popularity on the web with your sites, blogs, and your choices of other articles that you Digg! Connected to MyBlogLog as well, everytime you Digg something, it also shows up on MyBlogLog.

Wavecritter Digg

Wavecritter Digg

Technorati is an awesome bookmarking site with a business style layout. Don’t get overwhelmed at Technorati though, take it a little at a time because you really don’t want to miss out on what Technorati has to offer. The SEO help this site will get you with sites like YouTube and Blog Talk Radio is well worth the learning time here.

Wavecritter Technorati

Wavecritter Technorati

Technorati isn’t as geared towards friending as it is favoriting Blog Sites. At Digg both are featured.

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Free Blog Nut Community Toolbar! Brilliant Resource For Business, Free Advertising, Home, Work, Realtors, and more. A Simple How To. See What U R Missing…

Google Powered Search Engine, TV Nut, Make A Video Email, Business Help, Games, Free Advertising and Much Much More!

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EyeJot Video Mail In A Blink

This is one of the greatest toolsites to go along with the other tools you currently use now.

Send a short video to friends on their birthdays, send out a Welcome video of yourself instead of a plain text email, send out alerts to big news, say Hi, anything really. Creativity is yours ๐Ÿ™‚

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{July 1, 2008}   Social Network Outages

Social Network Outages

Has anyone even noticed the amount of Social Network Outages lately? Is everyone doing updates at the same time, during the same two weeks? MyBlogLog? Utterz? Hi 5? PageSwirl? Facebook? Wetpaint? Pownce? and More? Yes, we all have experienced the daily Twitter glitches from too many Tweets at a time, but…. There is an awful lot of sites going down for a bit and taking a vacation of sorts to regroup, don’t you think?

I am not one to guess or anticipate the reason why these sites are all updating during the same time frame, but… hmmmm… Quite curious I think… Are we experiencing droves of newcomers to the Social Networking World and the sites need to take a breath to catch up? Or are we all getting set up for bigger and better things ahead? I will keep in touch with this topic and find out more.

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{June 17, 2008}   Shelfari Updates

Look at the excitement at Shelfari!

On Your My Whats New Page you will find Pending Requests, Whats New, My Reviews and New Ratings. Along with bigger photos and whats popular, the Shelfari updates are a brilliant addition to the blogs and social networks world ๐Ÿ™‚

“We spent a lot of time talking with our members, seeking to understand how they use the site and what appeared to be missing in their experience. In those conversations, we found a very passionate group of members who love Shelfari and regularly use its sharing and expression features.” Read More:

Learn Even More About the Updates at Shelfari:

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The easier the better! Mixx was set up, posting new links, and “Mixxing” within minutes! I saw a link on CNN on the article for Google Earth on Mapping out Disney for everyone and coolies! What an easy to navigate fun site for “1 upping” and Mixx This! It is the same principle as sites like Digg, is one of the easiest sites yet I have put together and navigated. (Although, I am taking into account that I may just be getting quicker but not in this case ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyone can get around here at If you like the favoriting systems and sites out there, then you are going to get into Mixx. The groups at Mixx will get you connected fast to cool friends with like interests, so get on board at Mixx today.

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me

{June 4, 2008}   Bebo Site Tracking

Bebo is a fun clever social network and has a “taste” of other social networks melded into the scope of Bebo. The site tracker is a very neat tool that automatically is part of your Bebo home page. Get a look at where your visitors are coming from by clicking on “Who Visited My Profile?” Bebo has a taste of WordPress, Site Meter, or Google Analytics right on the home page.

They also have a Twitter like function of a blurb, bubble, or thought box as well. Add your random daily thoughts in a micro blog way here.

Adding photos, videos, and apps is easy here at Bebo, which reminds me a bit of MySpace and Facebook.

To get a taste of Wetpaint add the app of the whiteboard. It is kind of like the wetpaint Paint Splatters where you create a vison on the board for yourself and your friends with a Bebo flair.

Writing stories reminds me of the coolness at Live Journal too. For the bloggers who have a page at Bebo, get writing!

Of the cool Blogs and social networks, Bebo is a great one ๐Ÿ™‚

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This looks like a very nifty site in general. Robert let me know about this site through a comment to the blog here and I wanted to see about it. Anytime anyone has a site they find and wants me to do a bit of a “review” on, let me know through a comment and i will get right on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Onto Zonzia Dot net! Directly to to the upper left side of the home site, there are 3 links to Site Tour, Site Help, and Success Stories that I recommend highly for just basic navigation and getting to know the site.

I found the initial “set-up” process extremely quick and easy. The navigation links are all laid out to “make sense” so are fast to find, and a breeze to get around.

Zonzia is a dating and friendship site geared towards showing you and others what steps to take next in order to meet quality potential dating relationships online. The tips and advice available look quite promising for the single professional on the internet today.

Here is an excerpt from their home page:

Site Features

24 hours a day you’ll find a community of friendly singles hanging out in our Chat Room.

We offer Instant Messaging, with Voice and Video Greetings so you can meet someone in real time.

Or, if you feel more comfortable, send an Email. Write a little about yourself, and take the first step towards finding a new relationship.

Narrow your search with our handy Keyword Search. Love to scuba dive? Enjoy traveling? Or maybe you just like relax at home and read a good book. Just type it in and find out who else shares your passion!

Relationship Advice

Date Info Webzine & Weekly Newsletter

Each week we feature expert advice about dating and relationships, entertainment and health. Post your feedback, take our interactive polls and even ask our experts for advice.

Stay current with our free newsletter offering fresh dating advice and highlighting members who’ve been successful at finding someone.”


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“We are excited to announce the Utterz Ambassador Program.

Here’s the skinny: The Utterz team will be hand selecting a small group of Utterz users to help shape the future of Utterz for the entire community. If you’re selected to be an Ambassador, you’ll get to peek behind the Utterz curtain to learn what we’re working on now, as well helping us design and refine our upcoming feature releases. And of course, you’ll get “more cowbell”.”

Holy Cow! Utterz is getting ready for some ground breaking status symbols! The Utterz Ambassador Program! If you are into Utterz, let them know right away by visiting their blog below that you would like to be considered for the Ambassador Program at Utterz!

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me:)

If you want to see a whole bunch of video selections from MySpace (the crazy ones and possibly mature) But a social networking buff just the same. Then visit ZooGlobbles MySpace selections blog at

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What a cool site this one is guys! Utterz is an awesome social networks system that allows you to post from your cell phone, so the ease of use is in the bag! Post photos, text, Video, Audio, theres Widgets for your blogs, and step by step instructions!

Connect to Pownce, Blogspot, WordPress, Typepad, Flickr, Youtube, Twitxr, MetaWeblog, Twitter, Live Journal, and much more!

One of the neatest features is with each post you can have an audio, text, video, and photo in the same Utterz! All ways of communication rolled into one neatly configured post!

Check out Utterz today!

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me

What a brilliant story in the SFGate! About Mena Trott in labor for 32 hours and keeping her friends and fans updated through her blogging!

Granted, the Trotts founded Six Apart, the San Francisco new-media startup that runs the Vox, Movable Type and Typepad blogging platforms, so it comes as no surprise that they blog habitually. But their experience is indicative of how the latest technology is influencing parenthood.”

She used her cell to post pictures from the hospital and get up to the minute news of the miracle of the birth of her new bundle of joy!

Before, said Mena Trott, “People were always wondering what was going on and had to wait for a phone call, which usually happened at the end. When I was in the hospital, I knew there were people all over the country that were checking on my progress.””

Read More In The SFGate

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{October 6, 2007}   Generic MLM How To Steps


Are you wanting to learn the easy steps to success in an MLM business opportunity? Keep it simple, and just do something to get your website out in front of people. These are generic mlm instuctions that you can use with your business choice.

There are so many choices in the network marketing and multi level marketing business, so please choose the right “fit” for you. This is the most important step. Take your time and read about the companies out there. If there are free trials so you can “try it before you commit” . Those opportunities let you see how they will work for you before you actually commit to doing that business.

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