Friday, October 28, 2011

Do You Want to Use Google+ On Our Sites? Oct 28, 2011

We know about some Google+ users in our family (here); of course we're aware of the Google+ impact on Facebook (here and here). We're sensitive to the lack of support in our family to use Facebook for sharing some general family news, but another option is available.

Starting October 27, 2011 (yesterday), Google+ is now available to Google Apps users. Read the Official Google Enterprise announcement here. Before enabling G+, we need to consider the factors listed here, and we invite your discussion below and by Email.

According to Ronald Ho, Google+ product Manager
In addition to sharing publicly or with your circles, you’ll also have the option to share with everyone in your organization, even if you haven’t added all of those people to a circle.
Are you in favor of enabling Google+ on family sites? Let us know in comments!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This Week's Dynamic View Oct 25, 2011

Have you seen our Dynamic View web site? (Learn more.) This week, our third default  view features Timeslide (here). During the demo, you can pick any of the 7 Dynamic

Monday, October 24, 2011

Please Reply By 7 Nov 2011

In preparation for holiday mail, we've been asked to confirm our extended family's online address book is up-to-date. Your online response by Monday November 7, 2011,

Friday, October 21, 2011

Can There Ever Really Be Privacy in the Cloud? Oct 19, 2011

Fran Maier is the president and executive chair of TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider. She speaks widely on issues of online privacy and trust and is active in mentoring women in technology. She serves on a number of Internet and trust-related boards, including the Online Trust Alliance. Read her post at Can There Ever Really Be Privacy in the Cloud?

Family Events updated Oct 21, 2011

Through online research, we are validating elements of our family history, and just posted updates. For example, to see a partial list of musical events relating to our heritage, click here. We invite you to join us (learn more) writing family blogs.

Do you have other events? Please Email the author below!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fresh start for Google presentations Oct 18, 2011

You will need a modern browser to use the new version of Google presentations. Then you can do things like insert images and videos, format your slides, and download your presentations as a PDF (read about PDF and Adobe Acrobat Reader® in our Newsletters FAQ), PPT or .txt file.

Once you publish your presentation, you can embed it in a web site! Isn't this a great opportunity to enhance our web sites?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Notes About Our Free Newsletters Oct 17, 2010

We are looking for relatives to regularly write family news (read more here). To volunteer, please Email the author below.

Also, we're updating links in our blog posts. During the next several weeks, your newsletter may include some earlier announcements. The links need to be updated because we've consolidated  family web sites and moved content to We apologize for any inconvenience.

Would you like to join our mailing list for free Email newsletters? Click here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

This Week's Dynamic View - Oct 7, 2011

Have you seen our Dynamic View web site? (Learn more.) This week, our default view features Snapshot (here). During the demo, you can pick any of the 7 Dynamic