Somewhere Google decided that limiting access to the keywords people use to access our sites was a good idea. Oh sure, the politically correct front facing messaging is that they are protecting the privacy of the people who use google to search for things. If that were the complete story, they wouldn’t give up the keywords to those that use the Google Ad words account, which they now do. So, the real translation of this new policy is that they are protecting users privacy from those that won’t PAY to see their keywords.
The day after our cat became the first skunking victim of 2013 of the family, our dog, Chase, became the second member of the family to get sprayed.
What was weird was letting the dog out mid afternoon on a blazing hot day and having a skunk waiting for him. The skunk was eating seeds from under the bird feeder. Skunk sightings in the day almost never happen.
I read 2 stories today that I think illustrate an important lesson for newspapers to remember: Advertising Age: “AOL to Hire ‘Hundreds’ of Journalists, Reorganize Content Division” ( http://mtn.bz/cnrfTY) Mashable: Google News and Why Human Editors Still Matter (http://bit.ly/b8sF0S ) In the first case, AOL has discovered that they can monetize content they create and…