Social Media

Google Places is no more. Almost a year ago Google announced that the company would merge or integrate Google Places and Google+ Pages. Well, it is all happening today with Google Places pages entirely replaced by Google+ Local pages. Today, about 80 million Google Place pages have been automatically converted into 80 million Google+ Local pages. It […]

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It wasn’t so long ago that I heard the warnings at work to embrace and learn new processes with comments like, “Unless you embrace the new technologies and a new way of performing tasks, you’re bound to be looking for a new job.”  This turned out to be true. As you can well imagine, too […]

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is cracking down, with good reason, on folks recording presentations at the NGS Family History Conference. Without prior written permission, the NGS will not allow “audio recordings, still photograph, video recordings, or written transcripts”. You can still communicate via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or blog at the conferences, but only to […]

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Sandy on November 20th, 2011

The following information appeared on the Google Blog and will be interesting for Genealogists and Historians, et cetera: “Did you know that every single major league baseball team has a Google+ page? Or that hundreds of professors across the country are using Google+ to hold virtual office hours? Or that every U.S. presidential primary candidate has agreed to […]

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As I’ve said in the past, you’re going to be seeing some technology posts on this blog, so I guess today is technology day on SpittalStreet.com Today LinkedIn shared some information about an epic rant about Google’s incompetent handling of the new Google+ platform. “Google+ is not a platform like Facebook. It’s trying to dictate the […]

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An article published on LinkedIn reveals yet another privacy concern with Facebook and I’d like to share it with you.  And, I agree with the author that it’s “the scariest thing I’ve seen all day”. It’s a ranking algorithm probably based on whose profile you look at, who you chat with and who you’ve recently […]

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Welcome to the dark side of social networking. This certainly includes genealogists and family historians. Cybercriminals, virus writers and others, always go were the numbers are and that translates big time to social media sites.  About 175 million people rely on social media for multiple reasons and  I can understand why the many warnings issued […]

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