|Google Headquarters. Mountain View, CA|
|Blogger in draft, option for BETA testers|
Blogger, previously known as blog*spot, was the first Google related product I started using (9/30/09) and the one that headed my steady transition towards favoring other Google Services and Products. Unless you count You[Tube], which I joined just short months before the acquisition by Google.
But, of course, in order to create a blog I needed to have an email account. I can't remember if it was already into effect then, but I could had used my current email account, but saw this as an opportunity to give Gmail a try. Now they offer you even more options to sign up for a blog, I encourage using your Gmail account or OpenID... which lets you sign from other blog platforms if you have a blog elsewhere.
Let me tell you a little about the differences between the two versions of the platform, Blogger and Blogger in Draft. When you first sign up for your blog, you are automatically sent to the most recent public (stable) version of Blogger. While I do recommend this option for those who recently sign up for a blog, no matter on the skill level of the individual, to get familiar with all the tools and gadgets available to enhance their blog. You may, however, switch from the public Blogger to the 'BETA' version... Blogger in Draft. There, in the Draft version, the Blogger Team will release for testing and trials new and/or planned features for you to try out, provide feedback to the programmers and hopefully, you helped make an idea or feature available for the general public sooner thus so they may also make use of an awesome feature and/or gadget.
|You[Tube] now on TV|
My first channel is SilverBlueFire and this channel is dedicated to Ministry. The current project being shared there is Benefit Concert and Spirit Rally from the Filipino Young Adult Ministry at UCI. A second channel was created to showcase all completed projects that required more time invested on them, short videos, or promos. mghtychfprdctns, I had to take all the vowels from MightyChiefProductions since the character limit didn't allow me to have the name that I wanted.
|Android - Mobile|
One of the features that sold me on to signing up for Google Voice (12/05/09) was Call Forwarding. The ability to send calls to multiple phones was only something big corporations could do, now WE can too! Besides Call Forwarding, the option to send free text messages to anyone in the States is just what I was looking for... just waiting for Free International Text Messaging. One of the amazing features from Google Voice is that you can assign a personalized "Greetings" to any contact or group for when they call and you are not able to pick up the call. You may assigned a professional sounding message for a group like "Co-Workers" or comical ones for individual contacts; for instance your best friend, your girlfriend/boyfriend, your parents, etc. And if you get unsolicited calls, you may block them no matter what telephone number they're calling, your Google Voice number or your mobile number. Oh, and if you sign up for Google Voice, I recommend getting a different number... that frees you from updating your contacts every time you renew/change your mobile number.
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And the train has just left the station...
I think that in the future there might be a Chrome Book or perhaps a Chrome Pad? Who knows, we'll burn that bridge when we get there... =P
A piece of advice: DON'T let others manipulate your life, take control of your mind and make your own conclusions on life.