I Googled My Name, and This Is What I Found

I've Googled my name on several occasions over the years (and in a variety of ways), simply out of curiosity to see what the results would be. Apparently, there's even a name for such an activity - egosurfing. When I did it earlier today, I found the results somewhat ironic, and one of my first … Continue reading I Googled My Name, and This Is What I Found

Google Search and the Tragedy of the Commons

Seth Godin's post today asks the reader if Google is making the web stupid. Here's a brief excerpt: "Google (the source of so much traffic) is under huge pressure from Wall Street to deliver increased profits, and until self-driving cars kick in, the largest share of those earnings is going to come from the ads … Continue reading Google Search and the Tragedy of the Commons

Why I Love DonorsChoose.org

Imagine making a donation to a cause that you really believe in, one that you believe will make a difference. Then imagine getting personalized hand-drawn thank you notes like the one above, telling you how awesome you are. Well that pretty much describes how the online charity DonorsChoose.org works. Its mission is  to "engage  the public in public … Continue reading Why I Love DonorsChoose.org