There. I said it. I hesitate to bring this up but on multiple occasions I have needed to set some ground rules, so to speak. So consider this my disclaimer.
I am a Googler.
I do not work on Google+, though I work closely with that team at times.
On Google+, I am a User. I speak on my own behalf, and my views may not be representative of Google's.
I circle people who are interesting, and who interact.
I have no interest in expanding my influence or being a celebrity, as I'm quite happy doing what I do.
So, if you interact with me in your stream or in hangouts, I will NOT:
• Make publicly known any insights I may or may not have to future product plans.
• Participate in your secret private beta of cool Google+ addition. Public Betas, sure, but I don't want to know about your secret private groundbreaking app that may get trampled by some future feature/update.
• Participate in focus groups/discussions of how to expand your social network or influence.
• Talk about Search Engine Optimization.
• Look at your Google+ Marketing Plan.
• Happily tell you how great it is to work here. I will tell you stories of days past at Google. Goofy fun things employees do. Musicians, politicians and all the great things we see and experience.
• Occasionally help escalate your serious Google+ issue, if it's really urgent and we have an established relationship.
• Hang out well after I should be in bed.
• Post things that interest me, some of which may even relate to my job.
• Play my guitars in hangouts.
• Post pictures of my cat, because she's awesome.
Several of those "will not" examples open me up to the potential of both termination and possible litigation by my employer, and well, I LOVE my job and my Company.
There are lots of Googlers on here, and they are happy to interact and be friendly. Please don't step over the lines and make things awkward for us. We like to share, but we love our jobs.
Thanks, and be social, my friends.
"Early this morning, Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in its history, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Current reports are that over 1,000 people were killed. It's a terrible tragedy.
Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly.
The Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org is committing $1M to the response, and we’ll have gift-matching available soon.
Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time."
I don't think those words on the application mean what you think they mean.
Train with The Fray and Matt Nathanson in Mountain View
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