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So, they're separating Hangouts and direct social interaction, keeping YouTube as YouTube, and leaving some other amorphous product called "the stream".  It will have social features, and largely consist of people commenting on photos and articles.  

If only they had some way to add support for RSS -- it sounds like a real killer product!  I'd use the hell out of it!  

...oh, except they DID have it, it was called Google Reader, it was awesome, and now I use Feedly instead.  
Comments from high-ranking Googlers imply Photos and Hangouts will be spun off.
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Funny how their backend still use rss :) Oh well, built my own and been using it for two years!
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Listening to a little Lou Reed before heading into work.  
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"So I did sit down, and everywhere I looked I saw customers of every description being received with love. To the waitress everybody was "honeybunch" and "darling" and "dear." It was like an emergency ward after a great catastrophe. It did not matter what race or class the victims belonged to. They were all given the same miracle drug, which was coffee. The catastrophe in this case, of course, was that the sun had come up again."  

- Kurt Vonnegut 
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Bring this one up at dinner...  and keep the Michael Jackson answer in your hip pocket for right after the waiter brings the food.
For some reason, I had the Elton John record Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on in the car the other day, and it occurred to me that three of Elton's most iconic hits–”Candle in the Wind,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and the title track–appear consecutively, as the second, third, and fourth songs on the ...
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ouch.
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Quack open the champagne - it's +Jessica Pierce's birthday!
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The Republicans want to abolish the left wing, and the President says he's prepared to veto as many bills as he has to.  Naturally they're upset.  
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Hey Google, you guys really want Google+ to succeed, right?  You love its social features, and how people come here to share content?  Do you know where 100% of my shared content comes from?  

I bring it here from
#Reader .  

(The only reason I bring it here is because you killed the social features in #Reader .  Before that, we were hosting share threads in #Reader  and socializing and occasionally making social posts.)
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next years spring cleaning: 'for some reason that is most certainly the fault of Facebook and Twitter, traffic has declined on G+. we know there is a devoted following... etc etc'
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<a class="ot-hashtag" href="https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair">#hangoutsonair</a>David Morey, Brian Roser, Chrisdnd Ralston, and Noah Easterly
Baerstun - 2013-11-14
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I have been completely rocking out to this song all day.  Feels like a sea shanty to me.
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TMBG's Flood remains "a brand new record... for 1990."  My son heard the lyric and said "Dad, that doesn't make sense."  
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If you ever wondered how to address sexual harassment in the workplace, it is hard to beat this example.  
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Yo dawg i heard you like recursion, so i took a picture of Xzibit, and underneath his picture I printed "Yo dawg i heard you like recursion...
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Would love to see what anyone / everyone thinks of http://theoldreader.com/

Maybe I won't miss #Reader  after all.  
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There are 33,346 people ahead of me in the import queue. 

Seems like it has a great deal of potential though. 
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FYI, guys in Afghanistan apparently prefer Starbucks VIA to ration coffee. 
 
NSFW if your office disapproves of constant use of the F-Word. Making Coffee In Afghanistan. Also... Funny.
Combat Coffee 101.dv!
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I love Canadien Tough Guys.
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