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Google Video shutdown halted for now, Google slinging content over to YouTube itself — Engadget

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Google Video shutdown halted for now, Google slinging content over to YouTube itself — Engadget. I asked why this wasn’t done in this post. Very surprising oversight. I understand the cost issue for them but when you give everything for free that is the expectation you set.

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google. I wondered about these ideas as well. Isn’t it amazing how fast

things can go from underdog to Villain?

If you have video hosted on Google Video time to move it

Google Videos To Stop Hosting Videos. This is probably frustrating to those people who have uploaded video to Google Video. It takes time to upload video. A better option would be the offer to move them to YouTube automatically or to burn disks and mail them back. I wonder what other services Google will stop offering?

Song Lyrics Reflect Narcissism in Our Culture Smart Journalism. Real… – StumbleUpon

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Song Lyrics Reflect Narcissism in Our Culture Smart Journalism. Real… – StumbleUpon. Don’t we ever get tired of ourselves? I know I do. It is a relief to learn and connect to others and not feel the small world the self creates.

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center – StumbleUpon

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Microsoft Fix it Solution Center – StumbleUpon. This might help you if you don’t know much about computers. Worth giving it a try if you find the answers to google searches confusing.

Are internal links narcissistic?

Old make-up mirror.

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I was reading about Bounce Rates here and I thought about a change in links that I did a few months ago. I learned from Google Webmaster tools several months ago that my bounce rate was 90%. The reason was that all of my links were outbound, and I had no internal links. I didn’t have internal links because I thought it was narcissistic to always be referring to myself. However I have seen that many of the most popular and well-regarded sites the majority of their links pointing to themselves. So I decided a few months ago to abandon that linking out only strategy for a mixture.

I still wonder sometimes if all the internal linking is any different from shameless self promotion. It seems far better to me to allow others to rank your best content. I think social services like StumbleUpon really help us understand what people want. What would be cool is if there was some technology to turn blogs into some of the wiki technology. Allow anonymous visitors to rearrange your website into a more useful experience for them. Eventually the website would have the information that you give, but the format that helps the largest number of people. I wonder what websites would look like then?

Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Docs vs. Microsoft Skydrive vs. Box.net

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Cloud fight! Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Docs vs. Microsoft Skydrive ITworld – StumbleUpon. Nice comparison in many respects: cost, features. I love it when there are comparisons!

Is Google the most valuable brand?

BrandFinance declares Google the most valuable brand in the world — Engadget. This is quite a strangely ordered list. It is wonderful how you can get statistics to be anything you want isn’t it?