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Think about what you're doing. Is it civilization-level stuff? For example, Google and Wikipedia are. Google's recent acquisition of Nest isn't.
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Reading the news about Google's acquisition of Nest, I somehow recalled the movie Night at the Museum 2, where "Larry Daley" the protagonist started a company that sold inventions like "Glow-in-the-Dark Flashlight".
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So happy to switch from the slow, memory-hogging hell of GNOME to the heaven of KDE.
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It immediately rejuvenated my old machine just like a young and pretty wife rejuvenated Chen Ning Yang (search for him if you don't know about him).
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In case you still don't know why Facebook prevails and G+ doesn't

Facebook started as an upper-class private club, open only to Harvard students. It reached these students primarily by posting to Harvard's campus list-servers. In one month more than half Harvard undergrads registered. These are from families of America's top 1% -- richest, most powerful and influential, etc. And we all know how society goes: the middle class wants to make friends with and/or marry the upper class, and the lower class wants the same with the middle. Who doesn't want to have a friend from the Royal family or ruling class? Therefore Facebook was a magnet and quickly expanded to the rest of the society: first the Ivy League, then all US universities, and finally the whole world. In comparison, where did G+ start? G+ started mostly as a social network for Google employees. How much does the rest of the world want to make friends with this initial group of people? Definitely not as much as they did with America's top 1%.
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You do have a point +Ziyuan Yao, it might just be luck that FB started out with some Ivy Universities and Colleges.
Also, considering that some of the other Social Networks of the time like Hi5, Friendster, Myspace were well established and have millions of userbase. Google is pushing the people to use G+, but having a g+ account is different from using G+. i see g+ more of a bulletin board but not a Social networking.
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Making email an attractive means of contact again

Many organizations only provide phone numbers rather than email addresses for contact, probably to prevent spam. Can we do something to make email an attractive way of contact again?

One possible solution is to add a CAPTCHA web interface that shields the recipient's email address.

Another solution is to authenticate the sender's identity via his social network accounts, probably also requiring that the authenticated social network account has enough friends/followers.
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You're boring...
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I like the Accented English language setting of 4.3 #AndroidDev  
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Is it phonetic? Not necessarily. For example, the ending "s" in "Settings" and "Apps" were marked in the same way.
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Cool, G+ can even automatically generate hashtags for a post. But IMO the biggest thing G+ needs to implement is to enable users to subscribe to both public RSS feeds and G+ feeds. Openness can make a society thrive. Facebook has the largest population but it's a closed society, much like Manchurian China before it was forced open by the West. G+ is small as England but if it can embrace the oceans (public feed sources such as RSS) like England did, it would receive more opportunities. Over time G+ could even establish diplomatic relations with countries like Facebook.
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Does anyone know of a sentence-by-sentence Modern English translation of Shakespeare's plays, licensed under Creative Commons or released to the public domain?
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