Vanity URLs (aka personal URLs) are a staple on nearly all social networks. The ability to personalize a URL for your profile makes it easier to share it with others. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and most other social sites offer them. However, if you’re on Google+ your profile is identified by a big string of numbers that follow the plus.google.com URL like this: https://plus.google.com/112915508949553064969. Today we’ll look at nine ways you can get a Google+ vanity URL (and the one you might already have). [Read more…]
Really, what WOULD the world be like without Google or Facebook? The two tech titans are part of our every day lives and yet we rarely question the impact they have on us. Google offers a massive suite of services that many of us take advantage of: SEARCH, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc. Facebook connects us with one another in ways we’ve never before experienced. oBizMedia, a company that offers brand exposure through content using social bookmarking sites has created infographics to show visually the impact these two companies have on our lives and how they might be different without them. [Read more…]
Google has added a Global SPAM feature to its Google Voice messaging and phone service that will automatically identify select callers as spam before they even reach you. [Read more…]
Facebook appears to be blocking users from posting Google+ invites on their site, silently removing the links without letting users know.
This is almost getting ridiculous… first Facebook prevented users from create advertisements on their platform for Google+ related sites. Note that this wasn’t ads FOR Google+, but for sites about Google+ like AnsonAlex’s Google+ tutorials. Sure… I can see them not wanting Google to advertise on their site, but preventing website owners from creating an ad simply because it has to do with Google+ seemed a bit outrageous.
Plusheadlines is reporting that Zuck’n’Friends are now not even allowing Google+ invites to be posted/shared on their platform. What’s worse is they aren’t “blocking” the postings, they are silently removing them without letting the user even know. Sure does sound like Facebook is taking Google+ as a serious competitor. Turns out getting around it is pretty easy:
Google is on a roll with unifying their online applications to bring them in line with the styling of Google+. The redesigned Google Docs and Google Sign-In are, at least for the moment, “just cosmetic.” and follow in the footsteps to the changes recently made to Google Calendar and Gmail. [Read more…]