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eHow says Acai Berries are wonderful - eat them. Although it also says they have no benefits.
People are often complaining that they want to log into two Gmail accounts at once (the answer is to use two browsers, or Chrome in incognito mode). I seem to now be logged into two accounts at once - even though I don't want to be - potentially exposing someone else's details.
Obviously, Google Chrome extensions are cool (like plugins for Firefox), as they enable you to get your browser to do new things. But having installed the bit.ly one, it turned out to be a bit of a pain.
Instructions on the internet for how to remove / delete extensions for google's Chrome (I'm running version 5.0.307.11 beta) are sadly lacking - or way overcomplicated. It turned out to be quite easy.
reedom of speech and the future of the internet are at stake. An Italian court has found some Google executives guilty after some students filmed themselves bullying a boy with Down's syndrome  and then uploaded the clip to Google Video. The students were later convicted for their actions.
According to Tom Watson MP, the decision to hold Google liable for publishing the video:
"is the biggest threat to internet freedom we have seen in Europe. The only people who will support this decision are Silvio Berlusconi and the governments of China and Iran. It effectively breaks the internet in Italy."
Well, Tom, you can make that Berlusconi, the Chinese and Iranian governments - and me.
Ever done a search for Ann Widdecombe? No, me neither until today. There's an interesting image shown, as you can see.
I wrote a guest post about when you should pay professional rates for great copywriting - as opposed to 2p a word via some content mill, or even less for some automated keyword spewer.
If you fancied reading it and retweeting it, I might get invited back to do another one (and you might find it interesting, too).
You may have seen the news that ReadWriteWeb posted a story about facebook's login. It appeared at the top of google for a search on "facebook login", leading to, allegedly, 000s of people turning up and trying to log in to facebook.
Here are the best of the 1,500-odd comments, to save you the trouble of ploughing through them. After the first page or so, most of the "I want to log in" comments appear to be jokes - leading to the suspicion that after the first few genuinely confused people, this massive thread is, in fact, between people pretending to be idiots, and people claiming they can't believe people are such idiots.
Whatever you do, don't follow the wordpress advice on SEO ...
It seems to think keywords are really important but meta descriptions aren't.
Exacting revenge on a company that secretly added links to clients' sites by targeting their analytics data ...
John Terry's been "nobbing" Wayne Bridge's girlfriend as one of the edits on Wikipedia puts it. Terry got a superinjunction forbidding publication of this story - and of the fact that there was an injunction. ...
So, just as Search Engine Land has issued some SEO advice for Bill Gates's blog, I thought I'd help the Pope out with some SEO and copywriting tips.
The only way is up. All roads lead to Rome. And just as you can only travel south from the north pole, apparently if you're on the Circle Line, you can only travel east, regardless of which way you're going.
As these pictures show, if you're going from Victoria to Liverpool Street, you go in an easterly direction. Want to go the other way, from Liverpool Street to Victoria? Ah, then you'll be needing to go in an, er, easterly direction.
Searchers in the UK are starting to prefer the US spelling of some words. Although we can still spell centre and theatre, with the following words the US spelling is now searched for more often than the UK version:
* donut vs doughnut
* yogurt vs yoghurt
* fetus vs foetus
More evidence that Google has changed how it handles spelling errors. It is now fixing spelling in autocomplete (the list of suggestions it offers as you start to type in the web-based search form).
Unlike yesterday's example, where Google was just deciding for itself which version of alternative, correct spellings you meant, I approve of this - partly because it's helpful, and partly because the user retains control (so they can search for wrong spellings if they want to).
We've all been running round worrying about Google forcing us to search for search engine optimization when we want to search for search engine optimisation.
I think we can relax, as it turns out hardly anyone searches for either ...
Not content with its various other spelling problems, Google is now trying to make us spell colour the US way.
There have been various posts about how Google is returning results with the American spelling (search engine optimization) when people search for search engine optimisation.
But it's got much bigger problems with spelling than just -ise vs ize.
Standing in the snow punching your mobile phone screen aimlessly with your mittens? Here are some tips from people on Twitter for getting your phone to work.
NewsNow revealed this morning that it's heard that News International will soon be blocking NewsNow from crawling The Sun's site - just as it has done with the Times.
This has now happened, as the Sun's robots.txt file shows.
'elf and safety gone mad, innit? The current UK snow has prompted several stories about how, if you decide to clear the snow from your pavement, you are laying yourself open to litigation.
Mark Pack asks the all important question. Has anyone ever actually sued successfully as a result of someone clearing snow on the pavement outside their house?