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Is Occupy Bigger Than Jesus?

Judging by global search trends, the Occupy Movement is not bigger than Jesus, but for a time it was bigger than Lady Gaga:

But in the news Occupy was definitely bigger than Jesus this summer and fall, at least until Jesus’ birthday came around:

Looking for something that is consistently bigger than Jesus? [...]

Governments Request More User Data from Google in 2011. Which Countries are the Biggest Culprits?

Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:

Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of [...]

World Governments Request User Data from Google. Which Ones and How Much?

A Private Alternative To Google

Would you use a more private alternative to Google? [...]

Google's Gmail Notifier Excludes Google's Internet Browser

Well, isn’t that just the darndest thing. A program written by google called the Gmail Notifier puts an application on your computer’s desktop and tells you when a fresh piece of e-mail has arrived in your Gmail account. If you click to “Open Inbox,” an internet browser launches the full gmail application, and you can [...]

Create a Map from a List of Places using Google Docs and Mapalist.com

This morning, I was looking to create a map of campaign contributions in Maine using data taken from the Maine campaign finance website. From that website I’d found that Stand for Marriage Maine, the primary group organizing to outlaw same-sex marriage in the state, had received only 257 contributions from just 250 individuals who live [...]

Stymied Review of Google Voice

That telephone number is already being used by somebody else, someone who isn’t part of the Google Voice program at all. When I called my new number last night to test its function, my cell phone did not ring at all, and a woman living I don’t know where picked up at the other end of the line. [...]

Google Nonsense Ads

That Google has created a system that enables such worthless advertisements to populate the Internet is a negative reflection on the trustworthiness its corporate culture as well. [...]

This Site May Harm Your Computer. Google May Handle Your Data?

See, our latest graphic design is based on cut paper, and what can you get from cut paper? Paper cuts! Since our paper has been exposed to the tubes of the internet, who knows what kind of virus you might catch while surfing here if your skin is exposed. Good Lord, whatever you do don’t [...]

Spark for National Protest on November 5, 2008? Columbus, Ohio Rally Planned

It’s a little tiny spark, and I have no idea whether it will catch and start a fire. But it is a spark nonetheless. A group called Columbus for Peace that has no apparent web presence has called for Ohioans to converge on the State Capitol Building at the corner of High Street and Broad [...]