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>Why Drivers Prefer Trucks Over Gas-Saving Hybrids

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Automakers are giving consumers more
fuel-efficient choices than ever before

MORE THAN 160 CHOICES

The good news for consumers is that competition among automakers is driving a range of fuel-efficient technologies to market. In the federal government’s 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, (www.fueleconomy.gov) more than 160 models are listed that achieve high mileage, in excess of 30 MPG.
However, consumer demand has not kept pace with the industry’s advancements, and automakers are encouraging consumers to consider buying one of the many fuel-efficient models on sale now. To meet our country’s goals for energy security, we need to get high volumes of these high MPG vehicles on the road.

4% CHOOSE HIGH MPG CARS

Only 4% of consumers bought cars which had 30+ MPG Combined Milage

While the majority of consumers cite fuel economy as an important consideration, only 4 percent of car buyers bought cars achieving 30 MPG or better in MY 2010, according to Ward’s Automotive. Out of 13 million passenger vehicles solid in 2010, only about 500,000 were high MPG vehicles.

94% WORRY ABOUT PRICE

Pocketbook concerns drive vehicle buying decisions, and 94 percent of consumers have said high purchase price was a deterrent to choosing an environmentally friendly or green vehicle. According to a 2010 National Academies of Science report, “new technologies can result in significant fuel savings for passenger vehicles, but at higher purchase prices for consumers.”

THE ROAD TO ENERGY SECURITY

Diverse auto technologies are on sale today, with more coming. But our country doesn’t enhance energy security if high MPG vehicles sit on dealer lots. Our policy priority now is clear, and we urge government to help find ways to encourage sales of more fuel-efficient technologies.
Energy providers play a big role in providing lower-carbon fuels and energy infrastructure. Government can assist with consistent, long-term policies and investments in infrastructure. We all need to join together to support an integrated approach to energy security.

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Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

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>Don’s Blogs

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Complete List of Don White’s Blogs

Affinity: Don White’s Sunshine Cabal Always show
46 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
New Product Clearinghouse Always show
53 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
House ABC’s Always show
126 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
His Heart Pounds To The Tempo of Hers Always show
22 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Yankee Wizard Always show
153 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Church Wire Always show
4 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Discrimination Always show
38 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Anger Stimulates Action Always show
225 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Political Disconnect Always show
287 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Don White Portfolio Always show
298 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Job World: World Organization of Work Always show
70 Posts, last published on Jan 4, 2009
Women Love and Men Admire Always show
52 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
COSMIC Light LOGIC Always show
104 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
BODY & MIND ATTRACTION Always show
58 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
FAMILY HISTORY Always show
47 Posts, last published on Jan 1, 2009
Women Love & Men Admire Always show
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62 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Ecstasy . . . Always show
41 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Hot Air Machine Always show
6 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
WOW1 Always show
68 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
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var BLOG_feedlessStreamId = “feed/none” Reading List

The latest from Blogger Buzz

Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

The latest Blogs of Note

January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 2, 2009
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
See more Blogs of Note

Blogs

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New update on Blogger Buzz – View posts
Loading…
posted by John Mahoney at Gizmodo – 31 seconds ago
On top of their Blu-ray-packing BD series, Sharp’s E-series is new for CES. Sharp’s big-panel LCD prowess lets them hit 65-inches for under 5 grand—a size (and price) we’re not seeing a lot of. Price an…

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