Noting Google Consumer Surveys here for future reference – could be useful.
Nice explanation from Google on how they are helping the environment – Google Green. Check out ‘the story of SEND’ (emails).
Google in the early days.
I embedded a YouTube video on a website recently when I discovered that one of the related videos that appeared at the end was, lets just say, inappropriate! It had to go! There seems to be no way of directly influencing what appears here as it’s determined by YouTube, though tagging the videos correctly should be helpful.
So I decided to remove the related videos part altogether form the video. This turned out very easy to do by simply adding: &rel=0 at the end of the YouTube URLs in the embedded code.
Of course after all that work I actually found an even easier way to correct the problem with no need to get my hands dirty with the embed code. On the YouTube video page beside the embed code there is a customise button (circled red on the picture below) that expands to display further options.
The YouTube player has a number of other parameters that are not available in this customise section that you may find useful.
Here’s some help on embedding YouTube in WordPress.
If you know of any other related tips and resources please feel free to share in the comments.
The Google story in just over two minutes.
Guardian: Breakfast briefing: Schmidt predicts, Google in brief and safer passwords
Ever wanted to know what else you can do with Google? Well they have kindly provided a list of things that you can do:
Find a new thing to do with Google today (52 things)
My favourites include:
- 21. Go back to work without going back to the office
- 27. Search the web Elmer Fudd style
- 29. Add comments directly into your videos
- 33. Tart up your holiday snaps before sending them out to mates
- 35. Learn a new skill in a minute
- 46. Survey your mates to conclusively agree on the best film of all time
- 52. Add a YouTube player to your website (still to do this)