Posts Tagged ‘Google’

 

Google Samuel Morse logo

Google Samuel Morse logo

 

 

Google celebrates Samuel Morse’s birthday. How cool is that? Samuel F.B. Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was a professional artist, inventor of the electric telegraph, and originator of Morse Code.

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So, I have been trying this new service from Google called Latitude. Basically, it is a location based social media service that lets you share where you are and what you are doing. Latitude can be used through your phone or the web. The service will be within the RC33 release for Android (Google’s mobile OS). Google announced that this service will also be coming to other mobile devices (iPhone???). After giving Latitude a try (less than a day) on my iGoogle page, it appears to do the basics of every other location based social media application.

 

There are a couple things I can already see that Latitude needs. First, Twitter integration. I would like to be able to update my twitter and have it up Latitude. Even better I would like to use Twinkle on my iPhone to give location data and Twitter updates. Next, it appears right now it I can only update it through my iGoogle on the web. Give me a static Latitude webpage like Calendar, Docs, ect…. Also, when inviting people from my Gmail account please give me a “select all” button for my contacts list! Lastly, integrate my contacts list from all my other social media networks. I need Latitude to grab my Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Linkedin, and Ning contact list for inviting people.

 

 

For all those people (like me) that think Google is hilarious, well they have done it again. Google has launched Mail Goggles. 

 

The officail line from Google 

Google strives to make the world’s information useful. Mail you send late night on the weekends may be useful but you may regret it the next morning. Solve some simple math problems and you’re good to go. Otherwise, get a good night’s sleep and try again in the morning. After enabling this feature, you can adjust the schedule in the “General” settings page.”

Basically this service will deter Gmail users from sending emails in a less that sober state. Once you turn on Mail Goggles, if you attempt to send an email between the hours of 10:00PM to 4:00AM (default time) you will be prompted to answer five math questions wi Emailthin a set time limit.

Unless you turn into Steven Hawking after a Guinness or two, this means it will be harder to send that late night drunken email telling your boss what you really think.

Although this has to be one of the funniest things I heard in a while, I do think this type of precaution can make the Internet better in the long run. Imagine if you are on your favorite forum and they implement this type of functionality. Imagine how many of the eight years old Trolls out there would be out of luck if they had to answer simple math questions.