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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Google doesn't like walled gardens...
by tomcat on Wed 29th Jun 2011 01:12 UTC
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Not because walled gardens are bad for users. Facebook is ample proof that people don't mind living in a walled garden.

But ... walled gardens are bad for Google. It can't index the content. It can't pimp the users/content to advertisers. Which is fine by me. Google is way too big in search, already.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Google doeen't like walled gardens unless they are the one creating the wall.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Google+ is not a walled garden.

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

What the f are you talking about. Google+ is the antithesis of Facebook in this regard. Just posted on ./

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/06/29/1315243/Google-Takeout-Lets...

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

walled gardens are bad for users. Users just don't know it yet....just like people don't know a lot of things are actually bad for them.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

walled gardens are bad for users. Users just don't know it yet....just like people don't know a lot of things are actually bad for them.


Ok. You go ahead and continue to think that way. Go ahead and continue to naively believe that privacy isn't important, and it doesn't matter who gets access to your information, your random thoughts, etc. But don't come crying to me when it gets you in trouble some day.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

walled gardens are bad for users. Users just don't know it yet....just like people don't know a lot of things are actually bad for them.


How, exactly, are walled gardens bad for users?

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