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Will Google Drive leave Dropbox in the dust?

Google has just introduced the much awaited Google Drive, the online storage, desktop synced product for any files you care to store and share.  5 Gig of storage is free, with very low rates for additional bandwidth.  If you are a Google Docs fan, Docs is now integrated into Drive.  It’s all brand new and I am loving it so far.  Sign up and check it out.

Let us know what you think!

How to delete photos from your Google+ albums [Updated]

[UPDATE August 18, 2012]  There were a lot of hits on this post because you used to have to know some magic to delete photos from your Google+ albums.  Now it’s a snap:  Simply click on the picture from your profile pictures or albums that you wish do to delete.  Look to the bottom, left corner for Options

google plus photo delete

Click the down arrow for a drop down menu and choose DELETE.  It’s as simple as that!  Thanks Google for making this a more user friendly process.



Google+ logo

I spent a long time today trying to figure out how to delete individual photos from my albums in Google+.  It’s easy to do, but not very straight forward.  Generally, if you take a lot of pictures with your phone there are some you just want to throw away.   I couldn’t find the answer by Googling it, so here’s how to delete those unwanted pictures:

  1. When signed into Google+,click the Photos icon in the left sidebar.
  2. My Photos tab defaults to “Photos from your phone” – there is a simple delete button on that page.
  3. Click the Albums tab at the top of the page to explore your albums.
  4. Choose (click on) the album that contains the pictures you want to delete.
  5. Click the down arrow on the More button on the top right of the page.
  6. From the dropdown, you can delete the entire album, but you want to click Organize Album.
  7. Select the pictures you want to delete, and click the Delete button at the top of the screen.
  8. When you are finished, click the Done Organizing button top left, and that’s it. Continue reading

Pinterest – the refrigerator door of the Internet

refrigerator doorMagnetic calendars, soccer schedules, thing-to-do lists, clippings of things you want to buy, obituaries, family pictures, wedding announcements – they all end up stuck to the refrigerator door.  Now the web’s all abuzz with the latest social media fad, the internet version of the refrigerator door, Pinterest.   Although this picture/video curation site has been around since 2010, it seems to have caught fire in the last few months as folks are making little virtual bulletin boards and “pinning” images from the web that interest them (get it? P+Interest), just like sticking stuff to the family’s refrigerator door.

For those of you who may have heard of  Pinterest but not yet explored it, I will share a few questions I had before becoming  a not-so-dedicated user.

 Is it a chick thing?

The first question I had about Pinterest was “is it a chick thing?”  Your first look might will probably expose you to classy women’s shoes, finely decorated rooms, food delights, women’s clothing, and pictures of cute kittens. My friend, Janice Person wonders if guys on Pinterest need to turn in their man cards.  Another blog points out that women are visual, and yet another calls Pinterest catnip to women. Even Quora addresses the proportion of Pinterest users who are women.  There is guy stuff on there too, and as more businesses see the value of pinning their products, audiences will certainly be targeted.  It’s just that I see more women’s shoe and cupcakes than I see men’s shoes and socket wrench sets. I have many files of clippings going decades back.  Too many for the refrigerator.  Maybe I should scan them. Continue reading

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