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May 28, 2013
chartier:


ATTENTION: Could everyone who took up pitchforks when Facebook and Tumblr introduced in-stream ads please dust them off? Google+ just hopped on board and, to be honest, we’re running a little short on feigned outrage this week so we could use all the help we can get.


It’s Google+, man. It’s hard to even pretend to care, let alone get angry.

chartier:

ATTENTION: Could everyone who took up pitchforks when Facebook and Tumblr introduced in-stream ads please dust them off? Google+ just hopped on board and, to be honest, we’re running a little short on feigned outrage this week so we could use all the help we can get.

It’s Google+, man. It’s hard to even pretend to care, let alone get angry.

20:14 // 10 months ago
January 16, 2013
usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.
This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.
Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 
More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.

This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.

Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 

More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

10:32 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012
YouTube comments, as you might have heard, are kind of terrible. Would a push to getting people to use their full names help? That’s what Google appears to be banking on.

YouTube comments, as you might have heard, are kind of terrible. Would a push to getting people to use their full names help? That’s what Google appears to be banking on.

11:47 // 1 year ago
June 30, 2012

Google pisses off Robert Scoble, creating hilariously profane video: As you might have heard, Google+ pushed out a new events feature earlier this week, and did it in a way that made it easy to spam the heck out of people. The social network’s biggest fan, Robert Scoble, exploded in rage in a recent episode of The Gillmor Gang as his massive network of friends (1.8 million and counting) turned against him, pushing hundreds of events onto his Google Calendar listings. This is kind of amazing to watch. There are at least three “DEVELOPERS"-worthy quips in this one-minute clip. Our favorite: "They started pushing hundreds of $%&! on my calendar." (NSFW for heavy, but awesome profanity)

20:08 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012
10:18 // 1 year ago
June 10, 2012
The Meebo Bar will continue to be available to site publishers and will see continued improvements and new features in the weeks and months ahead.
A page on Meebo’s Web site • Discussing the company’s discontinued products in the wake of its acquisition by Google. Everything the company created over the years — sharing, Meebo Me widgets, chat, and the company’s mobile apps — is going away. Well, except for the Meebo Bar, the persistent (and in some quarters, controversial) sharing bar the company created that allows for advertising on every page. Which, let’s face it, really sucks for end users. What’s likely to happen from here? The ideas from Meebo will probably get integrated into Google+.
11:27 // 1 year ago
March 14, 2012
Google was the rich kid who, after having discovered he wasn’t invited to the party, built his own party in retaliation. The fact that no one came to Google’s party became the elephant in the room.
Former Google (and current Microsoft) employee James Whittaker • Discussing why he left the company. One word and a symbol: Google+. Whittaker had some tough words for his former company, comparing them to a TV network that’s now focused on the commercials instead of creating great shows. This is the second-most-scathing open letter of the day; most days, it would easily be in first place. However … why did he go to Microsoft? It’s not like they’re seen as being much better about innovation *cough* Courier *cough*.
20:18 // 2 years ago
March 9, 2012
“Your stream could easily be overwhelmed” … by people using apps like Buffer and HootSuite so they don’t have to do everything through 30 different interfaces. In other words, Google+ is shooting itself in the foot by basically preventing third-party apps, which helped Facebook and Twitter in particular get off the ground, from using their service to post. Sorry, Vic. You’re a fool if you think this is a valid reason to block third-party apps.

“Your stream could easily be overwhelmed” … by people using apps like Buffer and HootSuite so they don’t have to do everything through 30 different interfaces. In other words, Google+ is shooting itself in the foot by basically preventing third-party apps, which helped Facebook and Twitter in particular get off the ground, from using their service to post. Sorry, Vic. You’re a fool if you think this is a valid reason to block third-party apps.

21:40 // 2 years ago
February 27, 2012
21:19 // 2 years ago
January 31, 2012
I meant what I said: if you send me your husband’s resume, I’d be interested in finding out exactly what’s happening right there.
President Barack Obama • Speaking to a “caller” during his Google+ Hangout today. When Jennifer Wedel mentioned her husband’s lack of employment (he’s a semiconductor engineer), Obama took note. She said that, according to industry reports, her husband “should be able to find something right away.” Five people got to “Hangout” with Obama on Monday, and were offered the chance to ask the president questions about his recent State of the Union address, while other questions were pulled from YouTube videos selected by viewers and Google staff. This social experiment went well considering what new technology was being used. Did you watch? What did you think? source (viafollow)
0:23 // 2 years ago