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Dear Google+
You have failed to provide any utility. Sorry.
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It feels like a slow start, but conversations are a nicer experience here.
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Spotted on Tumblr. I love this so much, it's going on the Wall of Inspiration by my desk, next to my Cult of Done Manifesto and Ira Glass' Crossing The Gap thing.
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"Wheeeeeeaaaaatttonnnnn!"
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Disable any and all DigiNotar certificates. This is not a drill.

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2011/08/update-on-attempted-man-in-middle.html

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/30/fraudulent_google_cert_update/

On Mac OS X, "just open Keychain Access, put "digino" in the search field, double-click the certificate and set trust to "Never"" (via http://twitter.com/alastairh/status/108470645389656064). Do this for all machines and all accounts.
Monday, August 29, 2011 8:59 PM. Posted by Heather Adkins, Information Security Manager Today we received reports of attempted SSL man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks against Google users, whereby someon...
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Actually on Mac OS X you just need to do it for all machines. You're disabling the certificate in the System Root keychain, which is used by all accounts on that machine.

But if you multi-boot, do it for all boot volumes.
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Things Google+ does that Facebook doesn't (easily), notably:

(i) letting you easily and silently distinguish between friends/family/colleagues/pundits/etc so you can control which groups see which posts;

(ii) removing the social pressure to accept a friend request.
Thoughts deep and shallow about (mainly) the writing of a book, and soon the book itself. About me; The book. Penguin (Riverhead) Page; Amazon page; Description… The Economist & me; Threads. writi...
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Wow, the Google+ iPhone app blocks the UI thread for tens of seconds each time it loads data. Not impressed.
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