Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down On April 20th

Google has announced that they are shutting down Helpouts, its service that connects users that need help with experts who can offer help over a live-streaming video session.  The deciding fac

Yahoo Labs creates an algorithm that can tell if a portrait is beautiful

Yahoo Labs has developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify beautiful portraits and separate them from lose that are less than lovely.

Should people be allowed to be anonymous on the web? China doesn't think so.

In an article on TechCrunch, it was stated that starting March 1, 2015 China will begin forcing users of web services to register with their real name and their ID.

Google now lets everyone in US register domains

A little while ago Google got into the domain registration game on an invite-only basis. Now, after about 6 months of testing, they have decided to open up domain registration to all US users.

Duane Forrester is back at Bing!

Who could have thought!

Google Removes Breadcrumb Links From Search Results

One thing I used to love about Google search was the breadcrumb feature, where I could click on the link to a higher level category page if the main link Google served me was not what I was actuall

Pew Research Center Web IQ quiz because, why not?

Even more fun than taking this web IQ quiz

was following the little debate about mosaic vs. navigator

TRUSTe gets hand slapped by FTC

TRUSTe, a company that certifies websites' compliance with various security and privacy standards, was recently penalized by the FTC for not reviewing all of the sites with the TRUSTe logo annually

Google Takes Over Operations of NASA airfield - will later use facilities for research & development

Google has been using Moffett Field, a NASA airfield, as the home for it's private jets.

Yelp positions itself to be more than a review site, already a giant in the local business review space, now offers the ability to reserve hotel stays through the site.

New domains are starting to appear

The new domain names are starting to be released to the public for purchase from .email to .photography to .cool and .pro.

Infographic: Troubleshooting Google Penalties – How to Get Organic Traffic Back

Intuitive step by step troubleshooter for Google's penalties. Check it out and let me know what you think!

No Net Neutrality means the END of the Internet As We Know It. More SHOULD Care About This!

Here is a good way to spread the word about Net Neutrality in an entertaining video anyone can understand:

Behind The Scenes of Google Data Centers

Sometimes I think we all take for granted the power & physical space it takes to run Google.

Here is a great image gallery of Google's Data Centers:

Clean Up 404 Errors Automatically With Chrome?

I just came across this very interesting page on Google Chrome's Privacy Policy.

Threadwatch is looking for editors / contributors / curators!

Threadwatch needs voice and people who want to be part of building something special. So we are looking for your perspective!

Good design is...

[Warning that page is NSFW and NSFK but so true]

This is a motherf*cking website.

I don't think I can even comment on this...

Yahoo! Selling Off Domain Portfolio

Yahoo! is hoping to get about $4 million for a chunk of domains they've dropped on domain market SEDO.

Threadwatch should have its own social button.

I know I would be happy to have a threadwatch button on my site. Not sure about how hard it would be to develop this but it should be something you guys consider in the future.

Does SEO Attract People With Emotional Disorders?

Barry Schwartz posted an interesting article not long ago about a Webmaster World poster that claimed he considered killing