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Weekly Update - April 17, 2021: Blogger, YouTube, Chrome

Happy Earth Week! I hope you can take a little time this week to enjoy nature, if only in your backyard.

This week Blogger announced its Follow By Email service will be shut down, YouTube announced “Shorts” are getting their own shelf on channel pages and is testing “dubbed” videos, and Chrome has a new and improved PDF reader with presentation mode. And while this week was short on updates, there are a few more tips and tutorials.

New tutorial: Learn how to export your Blogger blog’s email follower list from FeedBurner. Use this to help you migrate your list to a different platform before FeedBurner’s RSS to Email service is turned off in July.

Earth Day is April 22. This year’s theme is “Restore our Earth”. Events will be mostly virtual yet again this year. Here’s how you can explore the Earth from home:

YouTube and Video

Bloggers and Webmasters


  • Chrome has some useful new features: “Link to highlight” to link to specific text on a web page, a new and improved PDF reader (with “presentation mode”) and changes that reduce CPU usage when multiple tabs are open.
That’s all the updates for this week. Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox or favorite feed reader every week. Miss last week’s update? Get it here.

Photo: Earth image by WikiImages from Pixabay


  1. I would love the YouTube multiple audio tracks but for music enhancement. Do you know any way I can request this feature?

    1. I'm pretty sure it's just being tested right now. There should be more details when it launches more broadly, but I don't know where timeline on that.

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  2. I do dubbing of higher quality music to videos with poor audio tracks. So to be able to switch from the video audio to the HD audio would be nice. Older music videos have poor audio tracks and most are not stereo.


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