Google, MIT, Fashion, Twitter, More: Friday Morning Buzz, March 22, 2013

Google Reader: Will RSS be replaced by Twitter? This article actually links to two different view points which is a good thing, because the idea of Twitter being functional enough to replace RSS makes me foam at the mouth. The only time that Twitter came even close to being as useful as RSS was when the late, much lamented ListiMonkey was in play. So Twitter is not as useful as RSS now, and who knows how Twitter TOS changes will make it even worse?

More Google: Google has introduced Google Keep. It’s described like this: “To solve this problem we’ve created Google Keep. With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.” After Google cancelled Reader, you know what reading about Google Keep makes me want to do? IT MAKES ME WANT TO GO GIVE EVERNOTE A BIG HUG.

More More G: Google apparently blocked a 64-year-old lady for allegedly using automated queries. I have occasionally tripped Google’s “You are a robot” accuse-o-meter for running queries too quickly, but never been blocked. Meanwhile, Google Flight search now offers information for flights around the world.

From MIT: a very cool tool for tracking memes across television news.

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes is getting a digital archive.

YouTube, now with over one billion users a month.

A new open source, Web-based office suite is on the way.

Happy 7th birthday to Twitter.

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail, FINALLY something I can spell) has had its beta 1 release. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

Posted on March 22, 2013, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I keep seeing people saying to switch to Facebook+Twitter. Do they not understand the convenience of full-text RSS feeds? I like to dispense with the extra step of opening the original article in a separate tab/window.

    • Not only that, but Facebook throttles its distribution and it’s a pain to make sure that you’re going to get every story that your favorite pages send out. You practically have to visit each page. You know how I keep up with my favorite pages on Facebook? I read their RSS feeds. :-/ !

  2. Why did Google creates Keep now if they killed Google Notes before? Wasnt similar?

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