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Hey Google – where are my flappin’ videos?

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is this google’s idea of a graceful exit?

Google recently sent the users of video.google.com service a notice saying that it was discontinuing this service, and urging them to migrate their videos to YouTube.

forget one-click migration to YouTube, my videos have disappeared altogether, and there’s no one to talk to.

I had a couple of dozen of videos on google video. when I logged in to download and move them, they simply weren’t there. oh well, I thought, momentary glitch. but no – they haven’t re-appeared. support? google have closed down all the google video forums, so you can’t post any issue.   Strangly enough, even the service termination notice doesn’t appear on  video.google.com or any of google’s official blogs. For lack of alternatives, I posted an issue on the YouTube support forum. I haven’t received any response.

Ok, google has the right to shut down a free service it has been providing for years. A bit of a longer notice period would be nice, some migration tools would ease the pain. But that’s up to them. However, this goes way beyond reasonable behaviour. Can I please have my videos back?


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May 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I’m on da map

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Search web2.0 in London on google maps. What do you get?

I kid you not.
But you can hack your own.


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June 25, 2008 at 10:58 am

Blackadder kicked out of Facebook, John Wood drafts the spec for the worker’s social net

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Derek Blackadder has been kicked out of FaceBook again. This time for good – his account has been deleted. I’m not going to pose a protest ban on FaceBook, because I already did that. And came back, and got bored of the whole thing.

But this incident leads John Wood to a very pointly analysis of why FaceBook is good, why its bad, and what the ideal social network for social action would look like.

Now here’s what I think. With current platforms such as google app engine, open social, ning and the lot, it should be possible to hack something useful in a few weekends in the garage. Who’s game?

geek delight

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June 11, 2008 at 10:40 am

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Hey guys, look what I found in Israel

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So Sergey hops over to Israel for a couple of days, and the next thing, what do you know – Google.org announces an investment in BrightSource Energy.

Arnold Goldman, Founder and Chairman of BrightSource Energy, Inc., was also the founder of Luz International, Ltd. (no longer in operation).

Luz II, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of BrightSource, provides product development and engineering, project engineering and management, and solar field manufacturing and supply services.
Luz II is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel.


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May 20, 2008 at 11:48 pm

surveys for the people

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Google is king. My latest discovery is their sweet forms gadget for spreadsheets. Need to collect some data? Get the vibe? Enlist troops for a cause? Here you go.

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February 12, 2008 at 9:44 am

gmail+firefox memory leak?

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I’m running FireFox on Win XP. Since Friday, every time I launch gmail, my browser freezes. A quick look at the windows task manager shows two(!) instances of firefox in the applications tab, one linked to the firefox process, the other to an explorer process. The firefox process continues to chew up memory until I kill it.

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December 18, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Posted in firefox, google, technology