Weekend project: add bling to your blog.
Well, OK, add some gadgets, a custom search engine, that kind of thing.
Two fun video interviews just got posted to ScobleShow that show you how to do that.
Oh, and the map demo he showed off is really neat.
Second is with Shashi Seth (25 minute video), who works on Google Co-Op. After an interview where we learn more about that, he also shows us how to make a custom search engine and embed that on our blog. He has a custom search engine example on his own blog, which is all for wine freaks.
These are pretty long, but I think you’ll enjoy them and learn something about Google’s approach going forward.
For those of you who are Google Watchers, these will probably be the best looks into the minds of Google that we’ve had so far. Completely unedited.
Sorry that I don’t have a microphone on me, one of my microphones broke and a replacement is getting bought.
This post was made for these bloggers:
Ben Metcalfe (geek who did innovative stuff at BBC, but now is part of an interesting marketing/PR agency)
Blake Ross (Firefox dev)
Dare Obasanjo (my favorite Microsoft dev who blogs)
Google Maps Mania
The Unofficial Google Weblog
Mike Gunderloy, who has one of the best link blogs for developers around
Matt Cutts, my favorite Google blogger.
Molly Holtzschlag, XHTML guru.
Matt Mullenweg (give us the ability to use Gadgets on WordPress.com, please!)
Richard MacManus of Read/Write Web
Gina Trapani of LifeHacker (who would love these techniques)
Phil Torrone of Make Magazine (make your own Gadgets!)
Mary Jo Foley (who is interested in what ex-Microsofties are doing at Google)
Dave Winer, who’ll probably have something to say about all this.
Map Blog (Cool blog about maps)