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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by Praxis on Tue 28th Jun 2011 20:40 UTC
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For Google's sake I have they aren't too stingy with invites. Nothing kills interest in a social service faster than getting in only to find your the only one of your friends with an invite and then having nothing to do. Social sites need network effects very badly and the buzz debacle proved you can't force it. So if they want it to work, they need to get a lot of people on it very soon before everyone gets bored before the network effects kick in.

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