Nuzzel, Google, Food Trucks, Online Learning, More: Actually-on-Thursday Buzz, August 22, 2013

I saw Matt Cutts mentioning Nuzzel on Twitter and it looked like another possibility for taking the place of the late lamented Undrip. I signed up for the beta test and later, as I was going through my e-mail, discovered I had already gotten an invite! Yay! I feel special. Anyway, I’m testing it and will let you know what I think.

Will readily admit to not being the biggest fan of how Marissa Mayer is handling Yahoo, but why all the hate for the Vogue article? Yes, she’s going to be given shallow quotes and the article is going to focus on her wardrobe, but it’s Vogue, for crying out loud — what do you expect? If she wants to be in Vogue let her be in Vogue.

Because I’m still bitter: 10 Google Reader replacements.

More Google: here’s a huge roundup of Google Analytics resources.

Beyond Search points to an article on Google search weaknesses. “While Google dabbles in every side business under the sun it is starting to look like they are ignoring their bread and butter. Don’t be surprised if someone else is able to swoop in.” Yup.

Moooore Google: Google Maps, actually, now with crowdsourced traffic information.

Yes, that is right, there is now a place where you can find food trucks to rent.

Yow! Vine now has more than 40 million registered users…

The USGS wants you to help crowdsource! “The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and correcting existing data for The National Map database. Structures being mapped in the project include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations and other important public buildings.”

A nice one from Noupe: a roundup of over 20 online learning resources.

And now for something completely different: turning Google Maps into abstract art. Good morning, Internet…

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