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Google Product Expert for YouTube, Google+, AdSense, Blogger, Hangouts & Project Fi
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Where to find me and the Weekly Update

A few people have asked me where I'll be going with the shutdown of Google+. I'm not planning to leave Google+ imminently, so can still find me here :)

I will continue to post the Weekly Update on my blog:
https://www.peggyktc.com

You can subscribe to my blog updates by email:
https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=blogspot/EpZnp

You can subscribe to just my Weekly Updates by email:
https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=PeggyKTCWeeklyUpdate

(Verification is required for email subscriptions)

I also share everything on Twitter, and I will continue to do that after Google+ closes:
https://www.twitter.com/peggyktc
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Can you spot when you’re being phished?

Take the quiz to find out: g.co/phishingquiz
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I'll be live in 2 hours, touring the Blogger Settings and answering questions

Set a reminder to join the chat!
Come discuss Blogger! I'll be joining Michael Daniels live on January 23 at 5PM PST

Bring your questions and comments.

Click the video link to set a reminder on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWUNFvrCApc
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YouTube TV - no hassle cable-free live TV - is going nationwide (in the US)

We’re rolling out YouTube TV to 95 markets starting today, covering over 98 percent of households in the United States. The remainder will follow shortly thereafter.

And it's got local stations:

With this national expansion, we're providing complete local affiliate coverage by providing local feeds from the four largest broadcasters [ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox] in over 90 percent of the markets where YouTube TV is available.

It's $40/month with no commitments. Every membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and a personal DVR with no storage space limits.

Learn more: http://youtube.googleblog.com/2019/01/youtube-tvs-gearing-up-for-big-game-and.html
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Yellow $ trouble? Ask YouTube policy specialists about the advertiser-friendly guidelines in January 25th AMA

Starting today you can submit your questions related to YouTube’s Ad-Friendly Content Guidelines at the link below and on *Friday January 25th at 11:00am PST* YouTube policy specialists will be answering as many questions as possible.

If you have any videos that received a yellow icon but you’re not sure why, post the video in the linked discussion and YouTube will pick some of them to discuss live with the team this week and share more details on why the yellow $ icon was applied.

Note they will only be answering questions about the advertiser-friendly monetization policy.

Post your questions here:
https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/1221577

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New features for service area businesses in Google My Business

If you own a business where you see clients and customers at their location, rather than having an address where they come to you, you likely have a service area business. That's true of many service providers like electricians, plumbers and landscapers for example.

Google My Business has made it so you can easily share your service areas and information about your business via Google Maps and Search.

Note that online-only businesses are not eligible for Google My Business.

Learn more:
https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/new-features-service-area-businesses-google-my-business/
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G Suite users will be moved from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Chat and Meet in October

This change will NOT affect consumer users. If you do not have a G Suite account, if your Google username is an @gmail.com email address, nothing will be changing!

Hangouts Meet is pretty much ready to go and the change shouldn't make a significant difference. Hangouts Chat, on the other hand, is still under development.

* In April: All G Suite domains will have Hangouts Chat enabled in April. If you are a G Suite admin, there are changes to settings - be sure to read the official announcement linked below for details.

* Between April and September: New features will be added:
- Integration with Gmail
- Chatting with external users
- An improved video calling experience
- Making calls with Google Voice

October 2019: Classic Hangouts will be retired for G Suite and users will be transitioned to Hangouts Chat.

Any direct one-to-one conversations will be accessible in both classic and Hangouts chat.

Group conversations are product specific. If you have a group conversation in classic Hangouts, you'll have to re-create that in Hangouts Chat.

There will be more information over the coming months.

Get the details:
https://www.peggyktc.com/2019/01/g-suite-users-moving-to-hangouts-chat.html

Official announcement on the +G Suite Updates blog:
https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/01/upcoming-hangouts-service-consolidation.html
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"Timeless tips" for simple sabotage from the CIA: "Together they are a reminder of how easily productivity and order can be undermined."

The Simple Sabotage Field Manual was created in 1944 by the CIA’s precursor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). It was originally classified, but now is publicly available.

The CIA highlighted a few "timeless tips". The trick is that they aren't obviously sabotage: bad businesses, lousy managers and crappy coworkers make work and day-today living unpleasant without any nefarious intent, and so there is plausible deniability that the disruption was intentional.

Here they are:

Managers and Supervisors: To lower morale and production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions. Discriminate against efficient workers; complain unjustly about their work.

Employees: Work slowly. Think of ways to increase the number of movements needed to do your job: use a light hammer instead of a heavy one; try to make a small wrench do instead of a big one.

Organizations and Conferences: When possible, refer all matters to committees, for "further study and consideration." Attempt to make the committees as large and bureaucratic as possible. Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done.

Telephone: At office, hotel and local telephone switchboards, delay putting calls through, give out wrong numbers, cut people off “accidentally,” or forget to disconnect them so that the line cannot be used again.

Transportation: Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Issue two tickets for the same seat on a train in order to set up an “interesting” argument.

Get the manual from the CIA:
https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2012-featured-story-archive/simple-sabotage.html

(I'm sorting through some old saved links. A lot of them are broken, or no longer interesting, but I've found a few gems)
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Come discuss Blogger! I'll be joining Michael Daniels live on January 23 at 5PM PST

Bring your questions and comments.

Click the video link to set a reminder on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWUNFvrCApc
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The difficulty of moderating online content with deep learning - even for "less challenging" content like nudity

Even if you train the system to accurately detect nudity, it may not be able to distinguish art, science or breast feeding images from prohibited content. And that's the easy stuff.

The more challenging fields of automated moderation are those where understanding context and meaning play a more important role. For instance, deep learning might be able to flag videos and posts that contain violent or extremist content, but how can it determine whether a flagged post is publicizing violence (prohibited content) or documenting it (allowed content)? Unlike the nudity posts, where there are often distinct visual elements that can tell the difference between allowed and banned content, documentary and publicities can feature the same content while serving totally different goals.

And that is easier than detecting "fake news", which doesn't even have a universally agreed-upon definition.

Read the article at +TNW
https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/01/20/the-challenges-of-moderating-online-content-with-deep-learning/
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