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I get a lot of heat for not releasing a full write API for Google+. At SXSW I was even booed by developers in the audience when I said we were not ready to open an API. 

I've repeatedly stated the reason - I'm not interested in screwing over developers. When we open an API, we want developers to feel confident that the innovations they build are going to be long lasting. Releasing an API, and then later changing the rules of the game isn't fun for anyone, especially developers who've spent their life's energies building on the platform.

So I'm sorry that we haven't released a wide open write API for those of you who want one. We're being careful because we want to be different. You know, actually respectful of developers who build on our platform. It's novel. I know.
Mark, On June 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., I attended a meeting at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. In addition to myself, the meeting was attended by executives at Facebook with the following ...
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I love how +Vic Gundotra always has a graceful way of speaking and answering the questions. No matter how fiercely it is said to him. This really a man of great caliber who knows what people want. Great share +Caroline McCarthy thank you. 
Lovely article... and yes. Vik is like silk....
How about giving users the control Plus promised.  Like the ability to separate Google Plus and Gmail contacts.  If the promise was increased control with Plus then it is destroyed when it auto fills taglines and doesn't allow for separate gmail account pictures.
I have coworkers- employers who are gmail contacts that I would not want seeing info from my Plus account.
How does Google not understand this.
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