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Monday, July 11, 2011

Did Blogger Install a Favicon (Join This Site on Google Connect) on YOUR blog? They did on mine...

Has anyone else had a Google Favicon to "Joint this site through friend connect" installed mysteriously on their blog???  Both my blogs have it and I DID NOT put it on my blogs. 

The Favicon on my other blog Mystical Journeys is at least above my followers on my side bar....but because my followers are at the top of my page, on this blog,  it is the first thing on top of my page, above my followers.

Kind of ticks me off Google would not put this in the Gadget options for us to decide if we want it instead of making the decision for us.

The number of problems and issues these past months since May 13th really concerns me.  What is up with Google?  What is with all these problems?  Are they in competition with Facebook or something??

9 comments:

DJan said...

I don't have it on my blog, but then again, my entire followers list is missing. Blogger is definitely up to something, and it's not good. I don't know what to say about that favicon link, since it doesn't seem to be anything you can remove!

Mari said...

I hadn't noticed this, but yes - it's on my blogs too. It looks like they changed the followers thing to include it. Yes - they have had a lot of issues lately!

That corgi :) said...

I don't have that Favicon on my blog, Donna, but I don't have the followers widget set up on my blog so I don't know??? Blogger is causing a lot of problems lately and I know people's Dashboards have been messed up too, yet mine's okay. I don't know what to tell you......

betty

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Yes I think so but what is the problem, I think blogger do a great job? I was not even sure what a Favicon was and we all have follow buttons anyway don't we? I think Google are trying very hard to improve things for us all.

Wanda..... said...

Yes, the blue favicon sneaked on my blog too! Other bloggers are posting about the new Blogger in Draft Interface, which I haven't bothered to try. It's a new type of dashboard, I think!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Donna. I haven't noticed this particular thing on my blog! I agree with you, what is going on with Google and Blogger lately. I think it's starting to wind people up a bit now, with all these little glitches. It is rumoured over here that facebook are going to charge people for using it :(

Donna B said...

About a week ago, the followers gadget was gone from my blog and several other bloggers were complaining of the same thing. Apparently, it was down because Google is adding the Favicon (Joint This Site Through Google Friend Connect), without giving us the option...

Then I noticed there are now two follower gadget options Both look the same except the first one has the icon of people and the 2nd one, right below it, just says Followers.

When you bring up each of the follower gadgets, the only difference between the two is, on the first one, it states at the bottom, "Use Template defaults"....whatever that means...

The first one is the one I have, so maybe the default is the Favicon....??? I will have to experiment....

If anyone has any more info, I would appreciate them sharing it here...

Thanks!

Donna B said...

I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone. I just went to experiment with the two different Follower gadgets I told you about... and now there is only the one. The 2nd one is gone.

So far, I am unable to edit and delete this Favicon. It looks to me, and I am sure any future followers, the only way to follow me is through this "friend connect". I DO NOT LIKE OTHERS (GOOGLE) MAKING DECISIONS ON MY BEHALF....ESPECIALLY, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!

Chatty Crone said...

I must be slow - I don't know or see it on yours. Will go check mine.