Google has tried aping Digg in a variety of ways over the past few years, but today, it's grabbing for the whole banana. The Mountain View ad-broker just launched its own "crowd-sourced" aggregator gadget for the iGoogle homepage, fashioned after legions of similar services like Digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. As usual, Google …
Added it. Wondering how long before every story says, "RON PAUL."
Another bit of iGoogle news
Has anyone else noticed this? Suddenly, as of today, I no longer get a preview of my email in iGoogle. Instead I get this message:
"The Gmail gadget does not support the "Always use https" setting that you chose in full Gmail. If you would like to use https, please open full Gmail."
I changed my gmail settings to always use https ages ago, at least six months. So... in other words, the 'always use https' option actually meant fuck all, as iGoogle was apparently being allowed to connect with http until today. Way to be secure, gmail.
If positive ratings are called "pops".........
then are negative ratings called "poops"
Aye thank ewe
What's so great about popularity
I've never understood it. Why would I want to look at something just because lots of other people do? I don't listen to music because it's in the charts, I don't watch TV because it gets good viewing figures. If we believe popularity is significant then it follows that The Saturdays produce great music and The X-Factor is great TV.
Who cares what's popular? And who is so conceited that they think other people care what they like?