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Has Google+ implemented any sort of api, or other ability to post outside of Google+ itself that I just don't know about?
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IMO, they should have opened up Google+ to everyone from the start. Now it's lost momentum. It may become larger over time, but I think they screwed it up form the beginning.
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Thanks +Mario Fink for the heads up. This is definitely worth a read if you find yourself coming down with responsive web design fever. I don't agree completely, but there are definitely some good points made.
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so can you add friends to Spotify if they aren't on Facebook?
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Mike - is it free on your phone or are you paying? Re: my earlier question, Mashable just posted this infographic that compares those services (Grooveshark, Rdio, Spotify and more): http://mashable.com/2011/07/20/spotify-infographic/ good read!
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Trying this out now.
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This makes G+ considerably easier on the eyes. Recommend going into options and turning off "fix top bar" though
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much better.. whew
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My kingdom for the ability to post to google+ via email
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that won't quite cut it. If post via email were available, I could use something like ifttt.com to post to the google+ from outside google+ (chromeand zite for me primarily) without the API.
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Preach on brotha'
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With respect to +Kevin Rose, you should no more move your blog to Google+ than you should have to Geocities. Tap into social networks, use them to build your engagement, sure. But your own domain is for life. Google+ is not. Tomorrow, Google could close it, and while you can export your content, you cannot export all that link equity with it. Your posts will 404; that's not engagement. That's annoying. Being master of your own domain isn't just a funny Seinfeld episode. It's common sense, and it shouldn't be forgotten the moment a new flavor of social media Kool-Aid comes along.
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Exactly. 1) You need to own your own content. 2) This is built for communicating now. Sure, it can be considered "micro-blogging" but there isn't as yet a good way to archive posts in a manner that would allow readers to browse them by topic or date in the future.

Granted this place isn't finished yet, but I have no idea how I'd find specific posts again other than bookmarking them now. So if I were to stumble upon someone's Google+ blog 3 months from now, I suspect it would be difficult to explore in any non-linear sort of fashion.
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I think there's a good chance that New Edition is going to show up on my top 3 artists by number of plays this week on tweekly.fm
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Coincidentally, he's coming out to Cleveland to visit tomorrow, I'll make sure to get his take.
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Everybody ought to pick up that responsive web design book from a book apart and start sunsetting their dedicated mobile.whatever.com sites. If people really wanted watered down mobile sites, we'd never have bothered upgrading smartphones from wm6, blackberry, etc. 
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Great find Mario. The guy raises some good points. Optimizing the responsive site for speed is definitely one that we're trying to wrestle with. So we're thinking about selectively using some of the book's techniques, mainly focusing on the media query usage and less on the image resizing.

I'll have to look into the media query support by mobile browsers further, but his reference is 2 years old at this point, so it's not clear to me if his source is accurate at this point in time.

Either way, the issues seem mainly technical and if that's the case, we'll work around that eventually. The philosophy of web design at the heart of the book is what is key I think. We should be thinking about how to build an experience for mobile, tablet and desktop from the start and wireframes should incorporate content choreography (http://trentwalton.com/2011/07/14/content-choreography/) and the design and prototyping process should become more iterative.

I don't agree with the brian fling quote he drops into his article, I think that for the most part that statement reflects the prevailing thought on mobile UX from when the book was written (2009). It's a very rare thing to find a mobile site today that lives up to our experience expectations from a web site.

Anyway, this is a great counterpoint and I'll definitely be sharing this around the office.
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Search Engine Land on NPR's science friday.
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I'll be talking about Google+ on NPR's Science Friday today, a little after noon Pacific Time. If you don't hear it live, the link below should be where the recorded version shows up.
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I don't think this exists, but does anybody know if there's a way to post to + outside of the web interface yet (via email, chrome extension, etc), or are we just twiddling thumbs until the API drops?
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I just bought a Phil & Teds uber baby carrier for cheap at a yard sale down the street. This will quite possibly be the best purchase of 2011.
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