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  • How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

    How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

    When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied Facebook’s model. As a result, Google social network never truly took off. Few people actively share on it. No one checks it. Most, in general, ignore it. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense. Read More

  • YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

    YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

    Google says it’s taking steps to address the increase in YouTube comment spam that arose from the recent shift to the new commenting system powered by Google+. YouTube users have already been fairly displeased with the new system for reasons related to privacy, confusion, and the ability to leave anonymous comments, having already left over 31,000 comments of their own on a video… Read More

  • “F*ck You, Google+”, An Adorable Song About YouTube’s New Comments

    “F*ck You, Google+”, An Adorable Song About YouTube’s New Comments

    YouTubers are not pleased about being forced onto Google+ for commenting, and one girl took a stand in the cutest, most profane way imaginable. “You ruined our site and called it integration, I’m writing this song just to vent our frustration. Fuck you Google Plusssssss!” Read More

  • Google+ May Finally Matter Thanks To YouTube Comments

    Google+ May Finally Matter Thanks To YouTube Comments

    You didn’t really need a Google+ account until now. You might have one whether you wanted it or not. But YouTube new commenting system requires a presence on Google+. And there’s no real alternative to YouTube for video. Google+ may have mattered before in theory, but now it matters in practice. Read More

  • Google+ For Android Swaps Messenger For Hangouts, Integrates With Google Drive & More

    Google+ For Android Swaps Messenger For Hangouts, Integrates With Google Drive & More

    Google is continuing to unify its communications mess today, with an update to its Google+ Android application, which among other things, finally kills off Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed the app’s users to bring in friends into group conversations for text messaging, photo sharing, and face-to-face video chat. But now, Hangouts serves this purpose in Google+ and beyond. Read More

  • Google Kills Google+ Local For iOS, App Now Pulled From iTunes App Store

    Google Kills Google+ Local For iOS, App Now Pulled From iTunes App Store

    According to a report circulating the web, Google is officially retiring its Google+ Local application for iOS as of August 7th. However, as far as we can tell, that app has already been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store, and links pointing to the app, when clicked, provide the message that “the item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U.S. store.” Read More

  • Google Plus Is Like Frankenstein’s Monster

    Google Plus Is Like Frankenstein’s Monster

    Your humble correspondent begs your indulgence for this flu-fuelled stream-of-consciousness post, but deadlines wait for no virus, so needs must I expel the contents of my febrile mind onto this screen and thence to yours. To wit: Google Plus is a total mess. You probably knew that already. But you may not have realized that of late it has become an interesting mess…like… Read More

  • Google Glass’ Women Problems

    Google Glass’ Women Problems

    If you build it, they will come. Perhaps. And only if you don’t chase them away. Recently Google co-founder Sergey Brin took to the stage at the TED “Ideas Worth Spreading” conference. His idea worth spreading? That cellphones are “emasculating.” Read More

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