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Google opposes SOPA and PIPA from its home page.
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Sena...
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Their oppressing my spiritual beliefs damn it!
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We often geek out in my circles about what's wrong or right about Google+. In this accidentally public post by Googler +Steve Yegge, which was at first taken down, he identifies the one very crucial thing that Google sucks at, while other digital giants (even Microsoft, Amazon, and also very importantly, Facebook) excel at it: platforms.

Why does it matter? Read this rare and lucid internal critique of Google to find out what he means:
Stevey's Google Platforms Rant I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I've been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me…
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On Yegge's profile he explains that in October he got an honorary Darwin Award and he was crowned Miss Carolina for his Jerry-Maguire-like accidental manifesto. But it seems that Google listened, he says, and is starting to address issues he raised in a "first-class way". Keep following this story on Yegge's own G+ profile: https://plus.google.com/110981030061712822816/posts/AaygmbzVeRq
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This update is going via Google+ and will automatically show up on my Facebook account.
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Forgot a checkmark the first time.
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Some stuff I was just saying on Facebook... +Reed Botwright +Bruce Burley +Trevor Murdock +Mindi Pettitt

I realized earlier this morning that Google can't "organize the world's information" without crowdsourcing and social. Time and space aren't just dates (calendar) and coordinates (maps) -- they're full of organic personal events, places with personalities and meaning. Digital information is increasingly personal and connected (document sharing, conversations). With its suite of free tools, Google has a unique opportunity to make social flourish in a way that I don't think Facebook can compete with.

Facebook slapped an app layer on top of a social platform, while Google is reincarnating everything it does as social. Google has the the resources and cred to pull it off.


I anticipate the conversation for the next year or two will be about the annoyance of having both Facebook and Google+ to contend with. We'll have Facebook and Skype on Microsoft phones and Google+ on Android phones. The two networks won't merge or be compatible, and people will wish they could do without one of them. Which one will they give up on? Some will give up on both, many will gravitate to Twitter (we'll have words to distinguish complex social networks from simpler ones).

Facebook doesn't have any experience with this level of competition; they're good at pioneering, not copying. Unless Facebook does something brilliant and agressive, (or if Google screws up) FB is going the way of MySpace.

http://www.facebook.com/donpower/posts/10150228117686290
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That's really awesome Trev. Totally agreed.
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That innocent-looking black bar is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Will our internet experience soon seem naked without it?
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g+ doesn't have most of my friends on it but I'm starting to build up some large circles of people with similar interests that I don't know in any way other then on that circle. There is a very active stay at home dad's circle on there that is rapidly growing thanks to circle sharing.
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If you have time, read what's in store for Google+ in 2012 and beyond.
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U. 38. D. Will Google+ support the OpenSocial standard for platform development? U. 35. D. Hierarchies would be complex. But simple exclusion of circles when sharing? Excluding 1 circle, is a pain. U....
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Setting up the Salt of Life brand on Google+. Add to your circles!
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For years now, I've been forwarding my Gmail to my Hotmail account, since I had the latter first and consider it my primary email account. Then I use Outlook to check my Hotmail. Is it now time to seriously reconsider? Discuss.
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You love nethack.
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Sestri Levante, Italy - Rotterdam, Holland - Parksville, BC, Canada - Vancouver, BC, Canada
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  • Ballenas
    1990
  • UBC
  • SFU
    1994
  • VIU
  • Malaspina
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