Go Google…Go Google..Go Google…
Well maybe not in China…
Would you be able to live without Google services??
On January 12, we announced on this blog that Google and more than twenty other U.S. companies had been the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack originating from China, and that during our investigation into these attacks we had uncovered evidence to suggest that the Gmail accounts of dozens of human rights activists connected with China were being routinely accessed by third parties, most likely via phishing scams or malware placed on their computers. We also made clear that these attacks and the surveillance they uncovered—combined with attempts over the last year to further limit free speech on the web in China including the persistent blocking of websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Docs and Blogger—had led us to conclude that we could no longer continue censoring our results on Google.cn.
So earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected toGoogle.com.hk, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong. Users in Hong Kong will continue to receive their existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. Due to the increased load on our Hong Kong servers and the complicated nature of these changes, users may see some slowdown in service or find some products temporarily inaccessible as we switch everything over.
And of course China has replied…
Everybody in the Internet space operates under the good graces of the government, and if the government’s not happy with your partner, you probably are going to have to change,” said T.R. Harrington, founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Darwin Marketing, which specializes in advertising for China’s search engine market.
GoDaddy.com says it plans to stop registering domain names in China, joining Google Inc in protesting cyber attacks and censorship in that country
Google is also commenting on Australia’s controversial plan to filter the Internet , saying it went too far and could set a dangerous precedent.
Do you agree with internet censoring by a government?
These photos have nothing to do with Google unless you were to ‘Google the related news stories….
Holy This Little Piggy went to market….
A 6-year-old boy displays his hands and feet. He has 15 fingers and 16 toes. The boy just had surgery this week to correct this. .
A few weeks ago my T-13 was about great WP plug-ins. I thought I’d give equal time to blogger.
1. Blogger is FREE!
2. There is no limit as to how many Blogger blogs you can have- I would know 🙂
3. There are a ton of FREE blogger themes out there on the internet.
4. Many of the FREE themes have been converted from WP. However, they may come with their problems and may not do everything their WP version can.
5. Blogger has nice integration with Google things such as adsense.
6. Blogger code is fairly easy to work with which may give novices a sense of knowing what they are doing, which leads to messed up margins, page layouts etc.
7. PLEASE, if you are going to use the (default) word verification DON’T especially if you do not want to use a pop-up comment form. It is seriously annoying to potential commentors and you may lose a few comments due to page refreshing.
8. You can disguise the Blogger blog to not look like a Blogger blog quite easily.
9. Blogger blogs do not usually get the traffic, page rank and other ‘juice’ that WP blogs do for many reasons.
10. Blogger in Draft leads to MANY BX errors. Ever want to jump off of a bridge because of these things?
11. Attempting to report a blogger issue is like swimming across the Atlantic. It’s never-ending and you just wanna give up and drown in it. You always seem to be directed to a stinkin’ forum and have to sign in before you can attempt to accomplish anything.
12. Blogger beats WP at the ease of using widgets.
13. Blogger beats WP at being able to post html code and other scripts in your post.
1. I got nothing. What should I ask next week? Although I think Kimber should do it next week. Somehow.
Not a thing
2. Wind chimes – annoying or not?
Depends how big the chimes and the wind is
3. Camping – camper or tent?
NEITHER! I love indoor plumbing, a good bed and cable.
4. Told ya I got nothing. This really sucks. I should have had Bud do this, huh?\
Def- Bud -he’s a thief
5. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?
6. So this week my kid had to type a research paper for English…. then she had to email it to her teacher! Is that not just the oddest thing ever? Blew my mind away.
Not all kids have internet….
7. Wow. These questions suck. They suck bad. Do you like to suck through straws? For what type of beverages?
Have to drink my Zeros that way so says the dentist.
8. What do you do with your cell phones when you do those wonderful “upgrades” to the newer, fancier phones?
Hold on to em
9. It’s allergy season – unless you’ve completely missed all the people walking around with kleenexs stuck to their nose… what are you allergic to?
10. What did you sleep with as a child?
So, I’m out of town for the day. Would you be so kind as to leave a link to your post so that I can reciprocate the thunks and or T-13 visit? Thanks