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Google Integrates G+ Button Into Turkey Doodle
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You are a pathetic facebook adulator. You have just written the worst tech article ever.
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Interesting to see which brands got on Google+ Pages first. +Pepsi has classically been an early adopter, and here it is.
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I'm here at Sean Parker's startup launch in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district. Right now he's talking with Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek:

Ek: Was Spotify what you saw coming 10 years.

Parker: This is what Sean Fanning and I both dreamt up. We never wanted to create a service that destroyed the record labels or hurt artists. We just wanted to make a service that was dramatically more convenient than anything that proceeded it.

Napster had instantaneous gratification, a service that was easier to use than privacy.

Parker on Spotify: The product users were exiling to pay for was convenience. You used to go buy a piece of media and it would work everywhere, you didn't have to worry that your access would expire. That product of connivence hadn't existed in the market for 10 years. Solving the piracy problem can't happen if you don't build a service that's more convenient than piracy. Spotify was the first product that I saw that competed with privacy.

Without services like Spotify, which have a free tier, there's no way to do social music discovery. So much of discovery is by word of mouth, or going to clubs. That social process has always been the real fuel. What we've been able to do with the integration with Facebook is supercharge that discovery. More people than ever will experience more music than ever before.

Parker on monetization: I think we can get back to making money on music. There's a lot of talk about peripheral things like touring and merchandise, but music is now once again monetizable.
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Now there's a discussion with some top music managers.

Paul Rosenberg (manager of Eminem): I used to have to walk around New York giving away 12inch record (to market my artists). Putting social together with a subscription service -- it could spread like wildfire. You don't have to send them an MP3, or send them a youtube link, they can listen to what you listen to without you having to do anything.
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Crash Richard Sings "Tell It On The Mountain" with Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
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Psst. Hey. +Josh Constine.

How the fuck ya gonna know what the Plus is like if you never visit it?

No, seriously. Did this enter into your tiny little mind at all? "Oh, gee, y'know, I've got all of two public posts this year - that should be good enough!" Is that pretty much how it went?

You kids are adorable. Especially when ya think ya know everything. XD
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+Frank Cuenca No referral traffic since Google+ hasn't penetrated to mass market, people are not as active on GPlus as they are on other social networks, so no real need according to the article for Share button. Although, I think it might be a short-sighted view because there is a clear incentive for marketers and especially retailers to promote Google+ share and +1 on their sites because it helps in SEO and personalization. Don't see a reason why the marketers would choose to ignore this benefit.
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Solid rebuttal to Twitter's claims against Google Search Plus Your World
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Twitter Is Wrong About Google+

The gist of what I read into Twitter's knee-jerk rant about the new Google+ Search Integration is that people might not use Twitter or Twitter search and by golly, they think Twitter is pretty great so can't Google make it easier for users to find Twitter content.

Here's the Twitter statement:

For years, people have relied on Google to deliver the most relevant results anytime they wanted to find something on the Internet.

Often, they want to know more about world events and breaking news. Twitter has emerged as a vital source of this real-time information, with more than 100 million users sending 250 million Tweets every day on virtually every topic. As we’ve seen time and time again, news breaks first on Twitter; as a result, Twitter accounts and Tweets are often the most relevant results.

We’re concerned that as a result of Google’s changes, finding this information will be much harder for everyone. We think that’s bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users.

Are you serious Twitter? I think you are and that's what is so amazingly sad.

Twitter is bottom of the screen crawl

I've said this from the beginning, even when Google was experimenting with Tweets in SERPs. For the most part, Tweets are pretty useless for most searches. They should really simply be the crawl at the bottom of the TV screen on a news channel. It's mildly interesting and maybe I get the updated score on a football game but it's not all that and a bag of chips.

Get over yourself.

Twitter search sucks

So you want Google to make sure people are searching for and finding Tweets but ... you don't want to invest in that feature and prove that your content is worthwhile and compelling on a continual basis?

Shouldn't that tell you something? At least it should tell you that you might want to spend some time fixing up search, you know, if it's that important. How long ago did you acquire Summize again?

Real Time Search Is Huge Went Nowhere

A few years ago everyone said real-time search was going to be huge. CrowdEye and One Riot and Topsy and some others I probably forget were all going to revolutionize search and Google was some dinosaur who would never compete with all this awesome up to date content.

Yeah, Topsy is the only one left now. Real time is good for breaking news but not a heck of a lot more. That's not me saying so (though I have and still do say it) but that's market forces, that's user behavior saying it. Loudly.

Twitter configuration errors

Now perhaps Google thinks Tweets are really valuable for a majority of searches. Why they would think that, I don't know but lets just go with it. Then wouldn't you expect Twitter to have everything laced up and tidy? But they don't.

Do a search for your name and the modifier Twitter. Tell me how many results you find for your own Twitter account? It's usually at least two because Twitter can't seem to figure out how to exclude certain subdomains from being crawled and indexed.

There's Whining In Tech

There might not be crying in baseball but there is certainly whining in technology. Be better Twitter. If your Tweets are so amazing and vital to query intent then prove it and develop an awesome search experience that people flock to in droves.

But asking someone else to take mercy on you because your own product isn't up to snuff? That is wrong.

P.S. - Twitter, in case you're confused, Google is not a public service.
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grandma, hold my beer.
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Can't wait to share my thoughts with TC's awesome readers.
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Atta boy! See you in SF this weekend?
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