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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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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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Google in general is a walled garden. It's the largest walled garden on the Internet. Google wants to collect every possible tidbit of information about you that they can for their own commercial interests. But they aren't going to share it with others. That makes it a walled garden. One that you involuntarily participate in anytime you use Google.

The company who's slogan is "don't be evil" is one of the most evil companies in the world in reality. They are the Microsoft of the Internet.

And the DOJ has finally taken note of that fact. As they have launched an investigation into Google on suspicion that they are violating antitrust laws.... Something OSNews was too chicken to report on. Despite the fact that I submitted a story about it. It was removed from the queue and never posted. Thom assured me it would be posted when I questioned it in another thread. But was it ever posted? Nope.

Why? Because that's how much power Google has. OSNews is scared to death that if they report bad things about Google, Google will bury them in the search rankings. And I don't blame OSNews for being worried about that. Google has done it in the past. And it's one of the issues being considered in the antitrust investigation.

Edited 2011-06-29 06:57 UTC

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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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