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Charles Daney
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Google creates Pinterest-like 'Collections' for Google+ http://circanews.com/s/OfJ 

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If this doesn't make you paranoid, nothing will.

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Best presentation on this I've seen yet.

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Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. The suggestion is for large services like Google + Yahoo to insert extra 3 to 8 second delays for loading pages to demonstrate what the end of "net neutrality" would be like.

Unfortunately, 3 to 8 seconds is almost trivial. Google+ is already very slow to load. When I loaded the page just now, it took 30 seconds to see anything at all and 55 seconds for complete load. (I have 1 mbps DSL.) This may be partly inherent slowness in Google+ itself. (Many other big sites like Yahoo and FB also often have similar delays, because of the incredible amount of crap they load for every page.) So for me to notice a difference the extra delay would have to be another 30-60 seconds, which would be horrible.

I find a lot of sites load almost instantly, while similar sites take much longer. But the trend toward very long load times over the last year of so is ominous. If it gets any worse I'd cut back use of the sluggish sites to a bare minimum. I wonder whether the "free" Internet may be a very endangered species.

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It's Oklahoma. What would you expect?

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The news isn't all negative. Here's where the U. S. is exceptional: the U.S. remains in first place for the number of incarcerated citizens per capita, adult onset diabetes and for believing in angels.

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If the Internet is having this effect, it's one of the Internet's  best consequences. Now we just need a faster Internet to make this happen faster.
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