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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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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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Because you end up relying on a single vendor for services. Because standards are ignored. because a single data breach means you are screwed.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Because you end up relying on a single vendor for services. Because standards are ignored. because a single data breach means you are screwed.


If Google ever had a data breach and someone made off with all the information Google has about you in the profile they build about you, you are probably worse than screwed.

Edited 2011-07-01 02:31 UTC

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