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Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 January - Blogs I'm Following II

Portrait of Glenn Greenwald -creator of Unclai...Image via Wikipedia
Global tropospheric chemistry models in conjunction with observations to investigate interactions among pollutant emissions (both natural and anthropogenic), regional air pollution, global atmospheric chemistry, and climate. 


 ( Ozone pollution is what Desmedoma Despair suspects may be killing trees. Controlling methane may be shooting ourselves in the foot if the Ice Age forecasters are right - though they say CO2 rises as a result of warming temperatures ... and it has been )

Intelligence report: Taliban still hope to rule Afghanistan

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/03/08/63452/chinas-thirst-for-copper-could.html#storylink=cpy

Timeline of United States military operations

Welcome to the Reading List. Here are all the updates from any blogs you follow and sites you've joined using Google FriendConnect.


The latest from Blogger Buzz

Engage with your readers through threaded commenting

January 11, 2012permalink
You may have noticed that we’ve rolled out a number of improvements to Blogger recently. The folks over at Technorati referred to it as a “rampage”. Call it what you like, we’re definitely having fun giving Blogger the makeover it’s long deserved, and we appreciate all the positive feedback we received at the recent BlogWorld expo.

If you follow us on our Buzz blog, you’re aware that we publish surveys from time to time. They are one of several methods that we use to collect your feedback about what we can do to make your blogging experience better. A top request on the wishlist is improving Blogger’s commenting system, so we’re happy to announce that we’ve done just that.

Blogger now supports threaded commenting, which means that it is now much easier to differentiate between whether someone is making a general comment on the thread, or responding to another comment on the thread.

What do you have to do to enable this on your blog? Nothing! If you have Blogger’s commenting feature enabled, “Blog Feed” set to “Full”, and are using “Embedded” comments, then you’re ready to start a discussion with your readers. To check, or change your feed settings, select: “Settings > Other >, and then “Full” from the “Allow Blog Feed” dropdown:

To check your current form setting, select: “Settings > Posts and Comments, and select “Embedded” from the “Comment Location” dropdown:

Visit the Blogger Help Center for additional information.

Happy blogging!

Posted by Pat Coleman, Software Engineer
— A Googler

Connect to Google+

December 12, 2011permalink
Back in October we made it possible for Blogger in Draft users to use their Google+ profile on their blog. This option is now available to all Blogger users, and as a result, we're starting to roll out the first of many Google+ features.

Starting today, if you have linked your blog to your Google+ account you will be presented with a prefilled Google+ share box immediately after publishing a post. The share box will contain a +snippet of your post that you can share with your circles on Google+.

Of course, you can disable this sharing prompt at any time on the "Settings - Posts and Comments" page. And you can always share individual posts on Google+ by selecting "share" underneath the entry in your post list.

You can start using the new Share to Google+ immediately if you’ve already chosen to use your Google+ profile on your blog. If you haven’t yet made the switch, click here to get started.

If you don’t have a Google+ account you can create one here, and then log in to Blogger and follow the above instructions.

To learn more, check out our FAQs or visit our Help Forum.

Want to chat about sharing to Google+ and other Blogger features with someone from the team? Join me on the Blogger +page for a live video Hangout at 3PM PST.

Happy blogging!

Posted by Bruce Polderman, Product Manager
— A Googler

Google AdSense & Blogger: An introduction

December 2, 2011permalink
Hi, my name is Andy Chung. I work on the Google AdSense team helping online publishers, specifically Blogger users like you, ensure your blogs are optimized to generate as much income for you as possible.

A few weeks ago we met with many of you at the 2011 BlogWorld & New Media Expo. One of the consistent themes we heard was: "please provide me with more tips on how to make money with my blog.”

At your request, we’re happy to bring you a series of posts with some helpful tips on how to configure AdSense to give you the highest possible return from your blog.

If you've been thinking about monetizing your blog and are unfamiliar with how Google AdSense works, here are the three things you need to know:

1. AdSense is built into Blogger:
You can easily sign up and start showing ads on your blog, without having to leave Blogger, by clicking on the "Earnings" tab in your dashboard. After completing the AdSense application, the next step is to designate where you want the ads to appear on your blog. Once your application is approved, we’ll start serving ads and you’ll start making money. And unlike many other blogging platforms, Blogger doesn’t take a cut of your revenue.

2. AdSense serves relevant ads on your blogs:
AdSense works by matching text and image ads to your blog based on your content and the types of users that visit your site. For example, if you write about running, your readers may see ads next to your post about running shoes and equipment. Ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products.

3. Great content is key:
Posting high quality content is the best way to maximize your returns with AdSense. It’s important to take a little extra time defining your topic, creating a post that is engaging and matters to your readers. The more interesting and appealing your content is, the more likely your readers will be to click on the ads on your blog.

This short video will also give you a quick overview of AdSense and how it works with Blogger:
Stay tuned to the Blogger Buzz blog for more tips and tricks about monetization in the coming weeks.

Posted by Andy Chung, AdSense
— A Googler
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

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If you're new here, you could easily think my flagrant scoffing about supposed science predicated upon innately unprovable premises ( there is no way to get temperature readings from the future to assess proposals to affect climate through changed emissions - or even measure effects of emissions ) means I don't care about pollution. What I don't care about is ignoring real problems to focus on imaginary ones. That's why reduction of particulate matter I see as good - but coal ash scrubbing as a horror when it replaces acid rain with buildup of unstable masses of radioactive toxins  leaching into groundwater, all accompanied by destruction of mountaintops and waterways.
See Sourcewatch's section front on Coal Ash.
The content of 'Water - Wealth and Power' isn't just about Hydraulic Warfare abroad: hydrofracking is still not acknowledged as the permanent and unfix-able despoiler of water supply fit to reduce our planet to Frank Herbert's Dune ( neat trick for a water planet ) which is laid out in "How to Destroy the World's Water Supply Without Anyone Knowing".
This to obtain a toxic fuel which was not used indoors when I was a boy ( coal was ) : unnatural gas.

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