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Nicely done, Mike. Good read.
 
Why 's +Lisa Eadicicco's column on Google+ failed.

The latest "Google+ is dead" article comes from an acquaintance of mine named +Lisa Eadicicco (she's been on my show a few times, and also on +TWiT): 

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-happened-to-google-plus-2015-4

The piece exists to explain why Google+ failed. In the article, Lisa makes 3 errors fatal to her argument, which add up to a grossly misleading article. 

Here are those errors: 

1. Lisa accepts without question the false idea that spinning photos out of Google+ means Google+ is failing. 

When Google properties like Google Play and YouTube were integrated into Google+, the tech press didn't give those events as evidence that Google+ was winning. 

Spinning out photos is a good thing, and doesn't affect Google+ at all. 

2. Lisa says something that's untrue: "Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn did."

In fact, Google+ is far bigger and has far more engagement than Twitter or Linkedin. 

The reason everyone believes the opposite is because of the sheer number of articles like this one -- regurgitating and repeating falsehoods without questioning the obvious flaws in reasoning that anyone can see. 

Let's talk about the Twitter comparison. 

Google+ engagement looks at one minor number: public posts. Private posts (the default mode) are NOT counted. Comments, which are replies, are NOT counted. 

Twitter engagement numbers count public posts, too (unlike on G+, the vast majority of Twitter posts are public). And replies to tweets -- the equivalent of a comment on Google+ -- are counted, too. 

A post with 20 replies on Google+ is counted as one post. 

A post with 20 replies on Twitter is counted as 21 posts. 

Twitter gets more than 20 times more "credit" in this example for engagement than Google+ does for the EXACT same conversation. 

That's why Twitter numbers are similar to Google+ numbers when in Face Google+ engagement is probably many times higher than Twitter. 


3. She equates employee grumbling with admission of failure.

Yes, I believe Google+ failed in the sense that it didn't make a dent in Facebook, which has got to have been a major goal. But Google+ did succeed in becoming the number-two social network in history in terms of engagement -- far more successful than the media's darling, Twitter. 


It's great that Lisa got sources on record giving us a tiny peek at what people might be saying inside Google. But the column goes off the rails by failing to question obviously false information that form the foundation of the article. 

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Some good ideas. Thanks +LastPass
 
Worried about the Anthem data breach? Here are some tips to help you protect your identity: https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/02/how-to-protect-your-identity-after-a-data-breach.html/
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So funny LOL
 
I didn't see anyone else share this so I thought I would... It's too funny :)
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+Renee Ballard  Welcome to the googlez plus'z -- no one actually posts here, but I wish they did!
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Today I was rick-rolled by +Spotify. And as it turns out, I'm not alone! http://bit.ly/spotify-rick-roll 
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I... don't think I've ever seen this technique. I've probably heard it, but had no idea. Very cool! (Do more like this, if your fingers can handle it!!)
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Hehe, hey David, thanks! More to come for sure :).
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Great combo; strawberries and feta with Italian dressing!
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The shark on the right, is on point, the shark on the left.... must be very drunk. http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/2/2/7961873/katy-perry-sharks-dancing-singing-sharks-jaws-dorsal-fins 
Left Shark wasn't quite sure what he was doing, but he played his best on the world's' biggest stage. Left Shark is a hero.
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I would have thought robots to imitate humans before humans imitate robots. #whatdoiknow
 
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PUMPED UP KICKS | DUBSTEP | KJ
 (Tribute cover of Marquese Scott)

SONG: Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Artist: Butch Clancy
Original performer: Marquese "NONSTOP" Scott
Tribute cover by: KJ Takahashi

http://youtu.be/JVgdMzWAt6g

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Omg, this is really sad. I'm going to barf. WHY society?!
 
Worst thing ever: KFC's 'Double Down Dog' - a hot dog in a bun made out of fried chicken!

And mystery "cheese sauce."

The Double Down Dog is currently available only in the Philippines at participating outlets, and those are limited to selling 50 per day. (Presumably out of concern for overloading area hospitals.) 

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/01/meet-kfcs-latest-fast-food-abomination-the-double-down-dog/

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