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Posts about Google

It’s About Time

Google Blog: Preventing comment spam If you’re a blogger (or a blog reader), you’re painfully familiar with people who try…

The Real Heroes of the Web

With all the hoopla in the news about the Google IPO, let’s take a moment to remember the real heroes:…

Enemy Mine

Just for the record, I do not hate Google, nor am I its enemy. Quite the opposite: I’m a fan.…

Google Creates Comment Spam

There’s one central culprit that’s gone unacknowledged in this whole comment spam discussion: Google. Google is the central motivating force…

Google’s AdSenselessness

Google just booted Erik from their AdSense program, and a heated debate ensues. I hadn’t wanted to post about this,…


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