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Your Interview with President Obama in the Google+ “Hangout”

DC Update from the Whitehouse

You asked the questions, and President Obama answered in the first-ever completely virtual interview from the White House, presented by YouTube and Google+.

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google+ to discuss his State of the Union Address, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2012. The interview is held through a Google+ Hangout, making it the first completely virtual interview from the White House.

Just after 5:30 PM ET today, President Obama sat down for a discussion with a group of Americans from across the country in a Google+ Hangout. It was the first online conversation to happen at the White House in real time — ever.

Even before the event, more than 227,000 people had taken time to participate — submitting questions for the President to answer or voting for their favorite.

Obama Interview on Google+

February 1, 2012 Posted by | Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

China says: Google ‘totally Wrong’ to Stop Censoring

Update from PC World

Google was “totally wrong” to stop censoring results on its China-based search engine, Chinese state media cited a government official as saying.

The Chinese government requires Web sites to censor content deemed to be sensitive, such as information about the 1989 democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Such content is not censored in Hong Kong, a former British colony that now governs itself but is part of China. Censorship in China includes; articles on the site that discuss politically sensitive issues, including China’s takeover of Tibet, the massacre of student democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the issue of Taiwan independence and repression of the Falun Gong religious movement.

Which has lead to ==>

Google Has Minor China Outage After Censorship Snub 

Google search experienced a brief and spotty outage in China after the company snubbed China on censorship. 

The complete story can be found here:

Try this little test:
baidu (China’s search engine) vs google.com.hk (google in Hong Kong)

Censorship is apparent

While searching on “video of Tiananmen Square in 1989” gave these results from the two search engines in China:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.baidu.com/&ei=vlKqS4WDIMP-8Aa67PC8BQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBaidu%26hl%3Den

(Not even any results, just  
“Search results may not comply with the relevant laws, regulations and policies, not shown.”)

vs

http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&q=video+of+Tiananmen+Square+in+1989&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

(tons’ of video footage of that dreadful day!)

We hope you will find this story interesting and informative. PCWorld, an IDG publication, has been providing independent, unbiased, reviews, news, and information about technology since 1983.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | How To?, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

What do you think of this event? CloudCamp DC

 

cloudcamp in washington, dc
Check out this event!

I registered for an event using Eventbrite!

CloudCamp Washington, DC
June 17th, 2009

Hosted by CloudCamp
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
Microsoft Reston Office – Reston, VA

May 28, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tracking Internal Campaigns with Google Analytics

On Visitor Insights | February 9th, 2009

Ever wonder how you can track the performance of your onsite campaigns and promotions with Google Analytics?

The first instinct is to use Google’s campaign functionality to track their effectiveness. The problem with the approach though is that you’ll be overriding your external campaigns. Consider this scenario: the visitor comes from an email campaign that’s being tracked through Google Analytics and once on site, he/she clicks on the internal campaign, overriding the email campaign. When the conversion occurs, the campaign that takes credit is the internal one, falsely leading you to think that your email campaign is not performing.

So what to do in this case? Read More…

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February 9, 2009 Posted by | How To? | , , | Leave a comment

   

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