Did you know that Google is also a job search engine? Pull up Google.com in a browser, enter the search term "jobs". You will presented with an opportunity to refine your search. Enter a zip code and select a job category. If you have a Google Account the zip code for your preset location will be filled in for you. Click the "Go" button and you will be taken to a Google Maps page with the job listing on the left and a map on the right. This page works similarly to Google Maps. Clicking of the lettered entries brings up a little box with a partial job description and a link back to the page with the job posting. Very cool!!!
Are You Logged In?: "Before creating the Google accounts, Google used to rely on cookies to save preferences. The new accounts are a way to save personal stuff and all Google services have something to save. But not everyone visits Froogle Wishlist, or Search History, not many people have heard of Google Spreadsheets or Picasa Web. But everyone has heard of Gmail and a lot of people use it, although it's in beta and it still requires invitation. I think Gmail was created to make people have a Google Account and remain logged in.
(Via Google Operating System.)
Google has launched a beta of the new Blogger.
Your blog is open to all readers by default but new privacy options allow you to restrict your blog to only readers you choose. These readers will need to log in before reading your blog. You can also limit the blog reading to only the blog's authors.
Templates are the same. I expected more here. I find the variety and quality of templates on blogger to be less than that offered on WordPress.com
The labeling system is new as well. Most blogging platforms allow the user to tag posts so that they are organised by topic. This has been lacking from Blogger for a while and is one other reason I switched my blogs to WordPress.com.
Blogger pages are now dynamically generated and served from a database a la WordPress.com.
Using the new Blogger will require a Google account. If you already have a Google Account, you can merge your Blogger account with it when you switch. This option did not work for me. A message appeared telling me the beta was in limited trial and that I might receive an invitation to test it.
Not much hear in the new Blogger to impress me to switch back.