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Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content on its Blogger network. “This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, …

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Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23

If you like to post sexually explicit content on your Blogger blog, you might want to think about making the switch to Tumblr. Google has announced that it is banning “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity” on its Blogger platform, effective March 23. According to Google, if you operate a blog with sexually explicit content, …

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Lauren Scruggs: Jason Kennedy Proposes, She Says Yes

Lauren Scruggs is officially engaged to Jason Kennedy. Just eight months after the E! News host admitted he was falling fast for the blogger and author of Still Lolo, he popped the question and she said yes. “She’s amazing,” Kennedy said in an interview with PEOPLE magazine. “It’s a blur but I can’t stop smiling,” Kennedy told E! “She told …

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Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what Pinners use to save things they find around the web, an easy-to-add tool that gets your business on Pinterest.” “These …

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Rachele Cateyes Disappointed By Diet Company’s Use Of Her Bikini Picture

Rachele Cateyes, a Milwaukee, Oregon blogger, is a self-proclaimed “Fat Babe” who keeps a blog about body acceptance and body positivity. On one of her blog posts, she posted a picture of herself wearing a blue bikini. She was shocked to learn that the said photo was stolen and used by an online diet company in one of their campaigns. …

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Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs

Google has slowly but surely adding Google+ integration with its ages-old blogging platform, Blogger. On Monday, the company announced that users can now share blog posts to Google+ automatically. This is one of those things that seems like a no-brainer, and a surprise that Google didn’t enable a long time ago, but either way, it’s here now. “Notifying your followers …

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Google Warns ‘Adult’ Bloggers with Porn Ads of Imminent Takedown [UPDATED]

It looks like Google is getting ready to crack down on adult content on Blogger – or at least those who profit from promoting adult content on Blogger. Blogger users who have identified their blogs as containing “adult” content just received an email warning them that Google is about to start removing blogs that “are adult in nature and are …

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Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs

As I reported in October in 2011, and others picked up on about five months later, Google would be launching a Google+-based comment platform for blogs. Today, Google made the announcement, but it’s only for Blogger blogs, at least at this point. The feature can be enabled from the Blogger dashboard. “Now when you’re browsing your blog’s comment threads, you’ll …

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Google Tweaks The Blogger Template HTML Editor

Google announced that it has made some adjustments to the template HTML editor for Blogger. It now supports line numbering, syntax highlighting, auto-indentation and code folding. In a post on the Blogger Buzz blog, Google software engineers Samantha Schaffer and Renee Kwang walk you through the steps for moving the date of a blog post from above the post title …

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Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages

Google announced the other day that it has added Blogger and Google+ Pages to Google Takeout, meaning that users can more easily export their data out of these services if they would like to leave. Kári Ragnarsson from Google’s The Data Liberation Front wrote on the Data Liberation Front blog: Meet us at https://www.google.com/takeout, and together we will export each …

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Google Updates Blogger App For iOS

Google has released an update for its Blogger app on iOS, adding native support for iPhone 5 and the first three generations of iPad. “It also contains the addition of Google Analytics for application usage statistics, updated save post options to ‘Save as draft’, ‘Publish’ or ‘Cancel’, and some minor bug fixes including an issue with Japanese keyboards,” says Blogger …

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Blogger Gets A New Google+ Widget

Google has launched a “Followers Gadget” for Blogger users who want to display Google+ followers on their blogs. The gadget, which looks similar to Google Friend Connect, highlights your total Google+ audience. Of course, it also provides a follow button. “As a result, you can grow your readership across the web, and reach them either in the Google+ stream, or …

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Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging?

Can the creators of Blogger and Twitter really revolutionize web publishing again? We may find out soon. If they don’t, it’s not for lack of trying. Blogger and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are at it again. After the two stepped back from Twitter, they resurrected their startup Obvious. A few months ago, Stone told us about Medium. …

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Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps

Google announced the launch of new updates to its Android and iOS apps. These include a new design and the addition of some new features. The new apps include landscape support for post composition. This is good news. Who really likes composing a blog post in mobile in portrait? They’ve added the ability to share to Google+. Frankly, I’m very …

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Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature

As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific process to follow to be included in its authorship program, which gets your picture in the search results and helps …

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Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK

Google announced today that it has launched the Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger gadget in the UK. The offering was launched in the US earlier this year. “When people share words, thoughts and photos on their blogs, they’re sharing their passions with the world,” said product manager Ali Pasha at the time. “Here at Google Affiliate Network, we see that …

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Google Finally Integrates Google+ Into Blogger

Google has been integrating Google+ into everything these days. Surprisingly, one part of the Google empire that has not yet felt the touch of Google+ has been Blogger. Despite my assumption that Google would integrate their social media platform into their blogging platform before anything else, that hasn’t been the case yet – until today. Google announced that the Blogger …

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Blogger Rolls Out Three New Gadgets For Your Unique Blog

If you’ve been feverishly toiling at that blog you really hope to option off for a movie deal in the near future, Blogger has introduced three new tools to help you catch the ears and eyes of a larger audience. After all, your blog might be better suited for a Korean period piece film instead of a mid-summer Hollywood blockbuster/romcom …

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Google Introduces Affiliate Ads for Blogger

Google has introduced a new way for bloggers to monetize their content, by launching Affiliate Ads for Blogger. Bloggers who seek to monetize will first need a Google AdSense account. After posting a new blog, a new ‘Advertise Products’ tab will pop up in the ‘post settings’ panel. Users who blog about a product made by an affiliate advertiser will …

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New Google Blogger ‘Gadgets’ Push Google+

Google announced over at the Blogger Buzz blog that two new “gadgets” will be available to users of the popular Blogger blogging platform. Both “gadgets” will more tightly integrate Blogger blogs with Google’s social network, Google+. The first, the “+1 button gadget”, simply places a “+1” button on your blog for people to click. This will not be the same …

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Google’s New Blogger Interface to Become Permanent

When Google launched a redesign of its popular blogging platform late last year, it was completely optional for users. That choice is now quickly coming to an end. Over at the Blogger Buzz blog, Google announced today that the default interface for Blogger will be changed to the new version “in the coming weeks.” If you’re still using the old …

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Google On How It Censors Content (Ahead Of World Day Against Cyber-Censorship)

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship is this coming Monday – March 12. Here’s the official description for that: World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (on 12 March 2011) is intended to rally everyone in support of a single Internet without restrictions and accessible to all. Never have so many countries been affected by some form of online censorship, whether arrests or harassment of …

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Matt Drudge Shares His Grief on the Death of Andrew Breitbart

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart passed away today. The AP reports that Breitbart collapsed while walking near his home in the Brentwood neighborhood. Someone called paramedics who tried to revive him, unsuccessfully. Breitbart was a protegé of blogger Matt Drudge before Drudge introduced him to Arianna Huffington. Breitbart would later go on to help Huffington launch her eponymous website, before she …

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Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart’s Death: Twitter Reacts

Andrew Breitbart, controversial conservative blogger and journalist, died today at the age of 43. Many were shocked at the news today and took to Twitter to talk about it. A quick glance at tweets related to Breitbart’s untimely passing shows the narrative already starting to develop, not all of it pleasant. >>> Find all WebProNews coverage of Andrew Breitbart here …

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Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains

Google’s Blogger has had some issues where new posts on custom domains aren’t being indexed by Google. Bloggers have been complaining about it, understandably, on Google’s Webmaster Help forum (via Barry Schwartz). Apparently, Google initially thought it was happening as the result of normal updating, but Google’s John Mueller chimed in to say, “We hear from your posts here that …

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Blogger Redirect Makes Censorship Easier For Google

Much like Twitter’s recent announcement concerning country-specific censorship, Google is getting on the fun by redirecting Blogger blogs to country-specific URLs. This means if you are in India and you’re trying to navigate to a Blogger.com blog, you will, in all likelihood, be redirected to the country-code top level domain, or [nameofblog].blogger.in domain, instead of its American counterpart. Google has …

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Google: Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google+

In case you hadn’t noticed, Google is doing a lot to encourage people to use Google+. That includes TV ads (not something Google has done a lot historically) and new, deep integration into search results. They also recently launched a site called “Get More Out Of Google+,” which discusses ways to use Google’s social network with other popular Google products …

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Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011

One of the hallmarks of the Internet experience in 2011 is the towering amount of blogs that are out there, waiting to be read by any online flaneur with some time to kill. The nice thing about blogs is that it’s easier than ever start one thanks to a number of blogging services that will host your content – most …

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Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature

Google announced that if you have your Blogger blog linked to your Google+ profile, you can start sharing your posts more easily on Google+. When you go to post, you will be presented with a box that is prefilled with a +snippet of your post that you can share on the social network. You can disable the prompt if you …

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Is Google Making Daughters Cry?

Age restrictions in relation to the Internet is an interesting beast in relation to enforcement. There is, of course, a great deal of adult-related content children need to be protected from, but is email one of them? How about blogging, especially if parental consent is involved? Should children, just because of their ages, be denied the ability to email and …

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