torsdag den 30. juni 2011

Google plus

While setting up my Google+ profile, I rediscovered my Blogger blog, that I started almost two years ago with a single post, and did nothing with since then. Perhaps I will start contributing more regularly to the blog now, since it is linked to from my Google+ page.

I plan to migrate from Facebook to Google+, and it is not just because I work for Google that I plan to do it. Google+ offers an easy way to classify my contacts into circles, and share news and witticisms with just the appropriate audience. I've also tried "Hangouts", and enjoyed surfing some YouTube videos with my friends. Once more of my contacts have joined (invitations are working again now), I'll be able to do most of my online socializing through Google+.

The one thing I am scared of, though, is Google+ Sparks. I already spend too way much time surfing the web looking at only slightly interesting things about subjects that only slightly interest me. If I am offered very interesting links to subjects that strongly interest me, it will take over my life, I am afraid. Perhaps Google+ Sparks will need some sort of limiter, so that it will only offer you 10 or 20 interesting links a day.

tirsdag den 20. januar 2009

Hello from Cyberspace & the 21st Century

Sometimes the most hackneyed clichés exactly express what you want to say.  Having lost my academic website by moving to industry, I now need to establish a presence in cyberspace so people can find me and my information.

If you think "in cyberspace" is a dated phrase, feel free to suggest another.  I don't think that "infosphere", "blogosphere", "on the web", "virtual presence", "Internet presence", or "home page" are any less dated or short-lived.  All I mean is that I need a presence  in the current system by which people search for information.

So why Blogger?  I work for the company that owns it, Google.  So that is as good as any other reason.  If any friends want to suggest an alternative, I'm all ears.  After all, this is just the beginning of this site.

So, have you found the right William Hesse?  You can look at my profile information to find out, and I will put those identifiers that don't fit in the profile in a later post.

Guess what? The 21st century may have started today, Jan 20, 2009, at the inauguration of Barak Obama.  Maybe not; maybe Sep 11, 2001 will be seen as the start, or September/October 2008, or simply the decade-long shift from a world not based on the Internet to one that is based on the Internet.  Whichever it is, this is a 21st century blog, written by a 20th century man.