Saturday, January 28, 2012

Link roundup

1. Use Google Alerts as an Identity Theft Watchdog.

2. Relatedly, find out how old Google thinks you are.

3. And here's one more: Ever since the big Google Reader change, the "explore" function has been useless - - I used to find lots of neat links there, but now it just shows me Lifehacker and XKCD posts (and I'm already subscribed to those feeds!). I'm guessing that the Explore feature never points to obscure, cool posts any more because it's now reliant on Google+, and no one uses Google+ to mark blog posts they like.

4. Visit The Village from The Prisoner on Google Maps.

5. Free download of an audiobook version of Cory Doctorow's Martian Chronicles.

1 comment:

  1. Google's guess at my age is much worse than its guess at where I live (which has always been wrong as well, though it has tried a few different cities).

    Btw, don't know if it is blogspot or livejournal at fault, but attempting to comment through a livejournal account fails with "Your OpenID credentials could not be verified."