Each year I receive angry or confused messages from a person who found email@example.com as the recovery email address in their Google account. This post is intended to explain why. Continue reading
Google Voice is a very interesting service. If you were one of the people (like myself) that got an account on GrandCentral.com before they were bought out by Google, you are now eligible to be part of the Google Voice beta.
It offers a lot of interesting services such as visual voicemail, speech to text, VOIP, free long distance, and many others. However, in order use most of these, you need to use the phone number Google assigns you. Google can’t be your voicemail provider unless all of your calls are routed through them first.
A co-worker just pointed out a wonderful new tool for those who are frequently bothered by people who would rather ask you question instead of Googling it themselves:
Aside from being snarky and satisfying, it immediately struck me as a brilliant money maker. Perhaps even the best Google AdSense for Search referral generating tool since Mozilla put the Google search bar in every broswer it ships (Mozilla pulled down 75 million USD last year from your searches).
So, next time your cousin wants to know all about mesothelioma, send your response by way of LMGTFY and know that those guys are probably making a good chunk of the $40-$60 CPC the keyword “mesothelioma” commands.
Update: Breathe easy, Zillow. It would appear the giant lost interest in this toy. For now.