Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jun 2011 19:48 UTC
Google Well, here we have another attempt. After the failure of the overly complicated Google Wave (remember that? It was supposed to change the world and all that), Google is undertaking another attempt at social networking. It's called Google+. Update: Forget the crap I wrote here, this article is seven pages on insider information on Google+. Surprised by the beautiful interface? It's been designed by Andy Hertzfeld. The Andy Hertzfeld.
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It was an article I wrote. Not one I just linked to.
Well, since Thom is the arbiter of everything accessible on the internet, I see why you can't share your article with us.

Like I said, Google fanboys are as bad as Apple fanboys.
...Are as bad as Sun Microsystem fanboys are as bad as yogurt fanboys are as bad as astronomy fanboys. I can keep doing that because it's just filler text that doesn't actually carry meaning.

You honestly don't anything wrong with their atrocious privacy practices?
I'd love to review the privacy policies of every one of their services, but I only have 60 years at best to continue living. You mind revealing which pet concern you have with them?

I do IT in Academia, and the only issue we've had doing business with Google is that their privacy policy conflicts with ours for faculty email. I'd hardly qualify it as 'atrocious'.

And their strong arm tactics to intimidate the IT press into not saying unfavorable things about Google, by imposing media blackouts on them when they do? Like what happened to CNet?
Six years ago, the company declared they wouldn't speak to CNet reporters for about a year because they posted as much of Eric Schmidt's personal info as they could find through the search engine. Yeah, for attempting to astroturf a Streisand effect against Google's Chairman, they earned that. Oh, and just not talking to CNet's reporters hardly qualifies as a media blackout. It's not like they were barred from doing research on the company.

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