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The day you haven't been waiting for, but might have considered maybe, possibly waiting for if you knew it was coming: Day 1 of my "Big Man, Little Countries" travel series on Slate. Today: Andorra. Tomorrow through Friday: Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein ... and still more Liechtenstein!
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In response to a question from +Jesse Lansner, Slate investigates why Google+ IDs are so damn long.
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it's shocking what Google must know, probably more then most gov
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People of Google+: I'm curious about how to use this thing as compared to Facebook or Twitter. What exactly should I be sending out into this stream? I assume that everyone wants to know what I ate for breakfast. But what else?
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Not sure that FB has such a leg up. Google has been collecting data for years. And like most things that are free, there's a catch. Google is a business with the ultimate goal of finding ways to make money. Obviously, all this data is useful for defining demographics. People and agencies will fork over big money for that. We are all cogs in a big machine and we are willing participants in this social experiment. We have even "scanned" ourselves in (The FBI would never have been able to do that) But Google is a tool - and I plan to use it and understand it as best I can. Tools are meant to be used. Just be aware that you also are a tool. BTW, I've completely have given up of the idea of privacy -except perhaps that which goes on within my own brain. Nothing to hide.
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I pronounce Cowboys & Aliens skippable (but fun to write about).
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Since you posted this, Josh, have you been happy with Zach's movie career?
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You know how I can tell that I got in on the ground floor of this Google+ thing? My user ID number is 113064373709662514196. I bet user number 113064373709662514197 is totally kicking herself that she didn't sign up a few seconds sooner.
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Hmm, that's about the size of an IPv6 address. Maybe G+ will (eventually) give every G+ user its own unique network address?
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I'm a senior editor at Slate in charge of the sports and technology sections. I've also written more than 200 articles for the magazine. And I'm the host of "Hang Up and Listen", a weekly sports podcast featuring Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca.
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