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^ This.
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Your comic left me full of throbbing excite!
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*chirp*

Also, *baaaaaa*
 
chirp indeed, love the Yahoo! one btw
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I can't lense flare my comment. I am so very sad about that, I have to go look at pictures of birds, and brood.
 
I love your idea for Flaregramster when are you going to start a Kickstarter page for it??
 
I loved the process by which you bypass the yahoo app - that was the "I totally do that, goddamnit the Oatmeal totally gets me" moment of the week.

Oh, and #chirp
 
hey how did cricket get the chirp in with the asterisks without it turning bold
 
This blogpostness makes my webhole full of throbbing exciteness.
 
Huh, nothing on GDrive...
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you've successfully predicted all your comments. Goodshow!
 
Another great comic. Bravo.
 
Draw Something was the best thing added to my phone ever.
 
If chirp trends, Oatmeal wins.
 
I so wanted to paste in the text you have as an example spam message, but I figured the tl;dr crowd didn't read your entire comic and would miss the point and end up marking me as inappropriate. So just pretend I pasted it here...
 
On the Yahoo one, I literally ran into that EXACT same situation. Same article and everything.
 
+Sarah McLaughlin It was fun at first, but I'm starting to lose interest - although it could be just due to a lack of friends who play their turn in a reasonable amount of time.
 
No sex? Still totally worth it! Damn, I want those glasses!
 
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also I expected at least a 5 panel Pinterest rant. For Shame.(repost from Twitter. I hate crickets)
 
LoveBox 360!?! Who do I have to bribe/threaten/manipulate to make that happen???
 
My circles rock and are full of noise and no chirping.

Also +1.
 
Chirp.
Also, that is exactly what I do when I see that stupid Facebook permission screen.
 
Well done Matt. Though lots more users are interacting with G+ now. Most of them just had to be showed how to get the most out of it. Learn that G+ is NOT a replacement for Facebook. (Even though I stopped using Facebook completely)
 
+Eric Goulet yes I am. Maybe I think differently than other people, but if I regularly comment on someone's posts, share them, as do many, to the point where many of his posts reach What's Hot, I expect more recognition than "chirp".
 
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This is an obligated comment on the comment on google+
 
*chirp*

Totally agree on the Facebook link sharing app rant. I do that all the time. "You want to keep me from getting to your link? Uhm, you fail at the internet."
 
Hello friend your thoughts are good insightful yes ok.
 
Somebody get the damn bug spray already. I don't want to have to scrape cricket gunk off the bottom of my shoes.
 
ugh now i have to leave a g+ comment.
chirp.
 
It'd be nice if this place had the same activity level as FB, but "chirp".
 
Hello friend! Your thoughts are insightful good blogpostness yes ok. Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
 
Other than "I like this!" (i.e., +1) or "I like this so much I believe it will attract a mate to me" (a reshare) is there really anything we're likely to say here that you'd want to read?

distant sound of coyote howl
 
SrirachaGram, make it so. Imagine how lively the Internet would be with an instant SPICE!BLAST! (That didn't involve a reunion of the Spice Girls...)
 
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But you forgot about sex wearing the Google Glasses

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Once again the Oatmeal puts out a great state of the internet, politicians need to take class from you on how to update the public.
 
Anyone care to pick the targets for +Matthew Inman's next "State of the Internet" (Autumn/Winter 2012)?
 
~~~sound of wind blowing~~~~
* tumbleweed rolls through *

#chirp
 
Okay - let's make #chirp a thing that trends here. For science.
 
Hello friend! Follow me to have eleventy billion followers!
 
+Tzafrir Rehan : It's a joke. +Matthew Inman is famous on G+, but most posts on G+ are exactly like what he described. Not that I don't like it here (I love G+!). But the truth is the truth...

Plus, G+ is going pretty strong. In my opinion, it's far ahead of the phase where most new social sites die, still going strong, and improving! So the very fact that Oatmeal mentioned in the comic is a tribute to how G+ is still alive (though not too much).
 
G+ is still my preferred network. Sadly, I just need to get the rest of the world to jump ship as well.
 
Always taking it to the next level! Don't be surprised when someone steals those ideas.
 
Wait until Google Glasses comes with an attached laser. I always wanted to have a thingy to point at other things or ... a device to burn my enemies to the ground. xD
 
+Joseph DeStefanis If they get REALLY good at augmenting reality, perhaps they'll market them as Google (Beer) Goggles?
 
So, you see the irony here Mr Inman, yeah?
 
I'm assuming the glasses have built-in bluetooth connectivity to your Android phone.
 
chirp* !!!


* meaning i've got more interaction here than i expected from this tool :) !
 
YOU LIE I DONT SEE ANY CRICKETS HERE OR CHINESE WOMEN WHOSE GLANDS SWELL AT YOUR COMICS.
 
I am very amused (especially at the Instagram thing).
 
My glands are swelling right now.
 
What is this chirping thing about?
 
Where are all these mothafucking crickets coming from!?
 
Effing Nailed It. I'm waiting on the Google Goggles thing until we can get a retinal implant that's hooked up with Google Drive through a wifi antenna in my ears.
Also: cheerful obligatory #chirp!
 
I soooo want that photo app. I'd pay a dollar for it, easy. Make it happen!
 
Agreed with the bloody links on facebook!! I seriously hate that crap...why do I need to link everything known to electronic man so I can read a damned article?
 
112 crickets commented here before I did.

Also, one-hundred-frikking-percent agree with copy/paste an article name into google just to avoid the goddam news reader apps on Facebook.
 
Like with the yahoo one the Guardian also does that. If I see "so and so has read an article on the Guardian" and it comes up with that app thing. I look it up... on the BBC :D
 
chirp? chirp.
The stuff about yahoo/fb/google is so true, I do that every time that silly thing pops up.
good blogpostness, yes ok!
 
So Happy someone else had the same thought on google glass. I know this is g+ and we all have an affinity for all things google, but come on...the future fanny pack has arrived!
 
I think all the*chirp*in english r used for this post,go easy with them
 
At least you have to admit, a majority of people on Google+ can actually communicate, unlike 95% of people on Facebook.

Yes, this means that I just called about 80% of the Earth retarded.
 
This post has sent me to throbbing boner land. Actually I get that a fair bit too, it's super flattering right?!
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that is really what I do when facebook threatens to follow me around and tell everyone what i'm reading ... bleck. I like crickets.

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Should've called one of the Valve consoles the Gabecube.
 
Agree with all except the G+ part... The Oatmeal of all pages should recognize the power of G+ especially considering the amount of followers it amassed in such a short period of time.
 
Despite the weird spam comments and lots of cricket appealing posts, I still prefer it over Facebook. And like +Camo Yoshi said...I find a little more intellectual people around here as opposed to ppl who tk like dis. Ugh...
 
Yes I can see that you have had 138 crickets blow up this post. G+ is so quiet for you! ;)
 
No crickets here! And I too like the super neat g+ layout :P
 
I bet Matthew is all like, "watch me make thousands of idiots type "chirp."
 
chirp chirp...

No, really: this is a graveyard.
 
Visit my super exciting blog to check the latest news from whatever and more spam. LOL. Just joking.. The Oatmeal Rocks
 
i think i have a nice beak
 
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

I now so want a CRABBOX 9000 i can taste it.

Where's my crowbar??
 
This made me fail my arms around in laughter, which cause me to smash my hand on the corner of my desk and scream profanities at the world. Thank you!
 
looking for friends to chat too
 
I don't think you chose the right photo for the last bit to make very much sense :)
 
I didn't know there was a G+ redesign until I read your web update...
 
I love how you had to fake the Google+ comic. The irony :D
 
It is the chirping of your internets. Brings you great interest with excite possibilities next comic.

Oh, and I hope I never get you as a draw something partner. I'm sure the game would go well, but I'd be in therapy for years....
 
The facebook thing is dead on, i never agree to those apps. Also
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+Matthew Inman , I honestly had not seen your status about G+ until you put it on your comic!!! going to it now!!! I bet now you will get some feedback on it!!! ha ha ha ha ha!!!
 
Dear sir,

Your comics are humorous, delightful, and truly inspire the imagination. Please join me for a pint.
 
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I think the difference between G+ and FB, is that G people don't send a status message every time they do something mundane like feed their cat or buy shoes.

Edit: Now if they were to buy shoes for the cat, that would be cool.
 
I'm pretty sure the lady from the Google Glasses pictures will have no issues getting freaky while wearing them ;-)
 
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Also, crabbox - someone make it happen. my cranium calls out for it.
 
Just dropped some jam on my newly bought shoes and about to go and feed the cat ...
 
Did you hear about my new blog? Its sooooo amazing!
 
I hope the next one has a comparison of the cloud syncing options, now that Google and Microsoft have made decent contributions.
 
Maybe G+ seems like a ghost town because 90% of the comments are people repeating a line from the original post.
 
Hehe very funny, but there are over 300 comments here so far
 
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Ah, who needs sex anyway once you have Google glasses?
 
Circlecount.com tells me you have on average:


173 comments per posting
443 reshares per posting
1,061 +1's per posting

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I'm totally with him on the pop-ups. I do the same thing. Google it and read it there.
 
I also hate those social readers on F-book. It's like, just share a link like a normal freaking person!
 
I totally do the same thing with those stupid facebook links. I go to Google. Yay Google!
 
As usual - brilliant... This dude has a sick mind, but I like it.
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Awesomesauce with extra awesome. More please.
 
So if Twitter messages are tweets, should Google+ messages be called chirps? #chirp
 
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Thank you for pointing out the "social reader" bull. I think we all do that, and I hope everyone subscribing to that traffic model re-thinks this seriously.
 
Awesome AND True. I love the Oatmeal.
 
A chirp chirp here, a chirp chirp there, here a chirp, there a chirp, everywhere a chirp chirp.
 
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How about Eleventy Pennies for your app?

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Holy fuck, the bit about Yahoo articles is so true. Idiots.
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That yahoo thing is EXACTLY what i do!!!

And that chirp chirp thing and spam woman is an improvement to what im experiencing. But i dont mind im quite the introvert type
 
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Bhaloo Yuan Xeonfuthrp is hawt. Where can I meet her?
 
Chirping the chirps that has been chirped by the chirpers? Chirpingly chirped chirp!
 
luvr u this muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch!
 
My early memories of men wearing fanny packs was a FBI sniper telling me that's where he hides his gun while off-duty in a Taco Bell parking lot. If this model holds true, Google's augmented reality glasses are going to attract hordes of nubile men/women/parakeets. Hopefully not in a Taco Bell parking lot though. That might be awkward.
 
Your FB/Yahoo cell of your comic is exactly what I do.
 
Public posts tend to get spam and nonsense. I like my little posts to my circles though, and don't care if there's only a small number of comments.
 
+Matthew Inman I'm a mobile developer, and I will absolutely, 100%, for-reals help you make FlareGramster.
 
>posts comic about how G+ is full of crickets
>on G+
>gets 300+ comments immediately
 
I gotz Eleventy bazillion dollars rite here. Now, wherez mah stuf?
 
One of your best ones so far! :-)
Also, chirp....
 
Most awesome add and annoying commenter: here-- that's right: right here.
 
The Oatmeal acquired by Google+ for 100 Billion f**king dollars.
 
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Oh my good becky lookat her butt dontshe
 
last night Chelsea bit the Spainish boys Barcelona
 
It seems Inman follows the CNN rule of tech: Apple must be subversively mentioned as much as possible, and never too strongly criticized. However, cheap shots and poo pooing of any new, innovative or otherwise well working product/service Google looks to provide are strongly encouraged.

Also, how ironic is it that this post, which makes fun of the "lack" of user activity on Plus, is already well over the halfway mark of its comment limit?

You're funny sometimes, Inman, but your pro Apple, anti Google partisanship is annoying. Just try to tell me that if Apple had come up with Project Glass you wouldn't be drooling over it.
 
+Douglas Wake Inamn isn't really anti-Google. He has benefitted massively from Google Plus. He's just making fun of Project Glass because it does make you look ridiculous and that will be the most limiting feature. Although now that you mention it, if it was Apple that made it, it would probably be a different story.
 
+Matthew Inman Can you make a "state of the world" and do this with world news? You just made my day. May a squadron of beautiful vaginas find their way to your crotch by day's end!
 
Now, where can I find that cricket? It sounds intriguing...
 
The Instagram payout would also be the equivalent of taking every Canadian out to dinner since out population is 33,476,688 (as of 2011 census)!! I know, we have very few people for how big our landmass is, but there's a lot of ice, so it's hard to live there.
 
The instagram payout was only $300,000,000 in cash. The rest was in facebook shares - depending on what facebook eventually launches at it could mean a value of quite a bit over $1BN (or more likely, quite a lot lower). As an interesting side point, for it to be a $1BN transaction to buy instagram, it means that facebook is currently valuing itself at around $72BN, not the $100BN the media is currently estimating.
 
Love it! "Now you can share this photo and show everyone how you think about deeps things like seagulls and clouds and shit."
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Awesome, I especially like the yahoo link and how you would choose a different search. I have to do that all the time. :)
 
I would totally bang someone with google glasses - as long as I could wear them. Augmented reality sex, just imagine the possibilities !
 
Another great State of the Web address. Keep it up Oaties.
 
Mr Cricket - You should watch the third episode of little known UK tv series "Black Mirror"... (although all three eps are outstanding)
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