A Washington Post article about Google hiring and culture. One nitpick: the article states “Every bathroom stall on the company campus holds a Japanese high-tech commode with a heated seat.” That’s not quite right. Usually each bathroom will have one such toilet, but not every single stall has them.
Then Battelle ponders a Washington Post article on click fraud.
Looks like Ze Frank was offering sponsors “duckies” with cute mouse-over messages and Google Checkout said they couldn’t support that. The Checkout folks apparently studied the details further and decided to allow it. Earth sandwiches for everyone.
Speaking of Earth, Google Earth offers a United States election guide. It looks like this:
That’s the 14th district. If you click on it, you see the Representatives and Senators from that district. From there, you can click into places like Open Secrets to see what political action committees (PACs) are giving money to a candidate. For example, you can see who is giving money to Anna Eshoo (my representative) on this page. Pretty neat, and clicking around on Open Secrets is addictive.
By the way, it’s really cool that searching in Google News can take you to blog results now. I did the search [google earth election] and got some news results. But at the bottom of the page, you also see the option to run the search on Google Blog search: