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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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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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

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.

LOL. I'm guessing this guy is a paid Facebook shill - I obviously have no proof of any such thing, but if he can randomly assert conspiracy theories with no proof then so can I.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

What utter drivel. Are you seriously complaining that Google don't share their information about you with others? That doesn't make something a "walled garden"; if anything it shows that they have some respect for your privacy.

You're simply insane.

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atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

I hear that Google is so powerful, they even stopped you from linking to the article that you submitted.

True story.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Google in general is a walled garden. It's the largest walled garden on the Internet.


That must be why you can't access GMail accounts through IMAP, or Google Talk accounts through Jabber, or Google Calendar through CalDAV... oh wait.

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.


Wait, WHAT? You'd prefer if they DID share that information freely?

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