January 20, 2022

Google Week in Review: A Roundup of News and New Resources (22 Items)

Here’s your weekly updated with the latest goings on the Google and Google+ beats. We hope you once again find it useful. We hope you share it with colleagues and friends.


Infographic: Keeping Tabs on Google+ Privacy (via PCMag.com)

“40 Google+ tips and tricks for power users” (via Computerworld)

“Google Adds Page With Updates About New Google+ Features

How to Edit Your Google+ Account Settings” (via Business Insider)

Google+ At One Month: A Look At Highlights & Controversies” (by Greg Finn, Search Engine Land)

“Updated Stats from Hitwise: Google+ Plus Visits Down 3% Last Week, Time on Site Down 10%*”

The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists (via The Next Web”

“Google+ Chat Changes Require Explicit Invitations (via PCMag.com)”

“Now Google Will Warn You Before Nuking Your Google+ Account” (via SAI)

Google VP offers up fixes to Google+ name policy, debunks myths” (via Venture Beat)

50 Google +1s on sale at SEO shop for $9.99″ (via The Atlantic)

“Google drops hint about games coming for Google+” (via VentureBeat)


“The End of an Era for Google Labs Innovation Now Via Acquisition and Pontification” (by Stephen Arnold, Information Today NewsBreaks)

“How Google Dominates Us” (via The New York Review of Books)
Note: James Gleick looks at four new books about Google.

“Google Introduces Hotel Search” (Experimental)(via NY Times)
Note: The circle and search tool available was introduced several years ago at Ask.com and is currently part of mobile apps from Bing and Yahoo. Also, even as an experimental service the documentation is poor.

“Google’s Two-step Authentication Goes Worldwide” (via PC World)

“US Senate Schedules Hearing On ‘The Power Of Google'” (by Matt McGee, Search Engine Land)

Google Wants You To Stage “Interventions” For Your Uncool Friends Using Hotmail Or AOL” (via Silicon Alley Insider)

Google service rewrites Web pages for Speed” (via Computerworld)

Google’s AdMeld acquisition gets new DOJ scrutiny” (via Webware)

“Google Maps Removes Third-Party Reviews” (via Google Operating System)

Google Acquires Facial Recognition Software Company PittPatt + Face Recog Background Links”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.