Google is great for a lot of things, but it s a pretty big place and often it doesn't seem like there is much of a road map to services that you actually want to use. Thought I'd just put together a few links that I'm using. GMail / Gtalk (why this can't also keep the .ca I'm not sure): http://mail.google.com/mail/ Google Maps (would be good if map.google.ca would redirect to maps.google.ca): http://maps.google.ca/ Google News - a nice customizable way to view the world: http://news.google.ca/
Google's Webmaster Tools - the Google sitemap interface: https://www.google.ca/webmasters/sitemaps/siteoverview
Google Analytics - to monitor site traffic: http://www.google.com/analytics/
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Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth.