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More Bad News for Google Plus

Google Plus is a loser.

Google Plus is a loser.

Imagine that you are the most powerful entity on the Internet. You are the middleman between the world’s buyers and sellers. The consumer buyers number in the billions. The corporate sellers number in the millions. You bring them together daily through billions of searches. As a result you are ranked as the #1 site on the Internet.

You then come out with another me-too social networking platform because you resent the success of Facebook. The only problem is that you’re a day late and a dollar short, as the old saying goes. The public is underwhelmed by Google Plus, to say the least.

So you decide to go Tony Soprano on them and issue threats:

Ignore Google Plus and Google search will ignore you. – Larry Page, Google CEO

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Useful idiot: In political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they do not understand, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause. –Wikipedia

Today I saw an interesting post on a blog and immediately had a comment to make. I then took a moment to stretch my arms, crack my knuckles, and gather my thoughts before typing. When I attempted to start typing it into the comment box, I discovered that only comments from Google + accounts are accepted. Nothing else meet’s this guy’s standards. Linkedin? Twitter? Facebook? An address connected to your corporate domain?

Nope. Nothing is good enough for this guy’s blog except Google +.

Why is this such a big deal? It’s because Google + is ruining the Internet. It’s just another pointless douchebag of a social networking platform that no one needs. On top of no one wanting it, it just makes using services like Youtube and Gmail a pain in the ass because Google + behaves like a Herpes virus in that it is always trying to attach itself to the services that you do use. I have lost hours trying to disconnect Google + from the gmail account I use for Youtube. If I succeed the damned thing somehow just reattaches itself.

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What You don’t Know About Your Digital Legacy

I’ve been thinking about something that a lot of people aren’t talking about: I don’t understand how people don’t realize that they are all the patriarchs of their family. Let me explain. Everybody who is in the, let’s say, 20-40 year old range is putting out so much content through their Facebook posts, their Tweets, and their other pictures, that they are basically starting a foundation of digital content that every generation, I’m talking great- great- great-grandkids, are going to look back at as a starting point. Even with the family that took the most polaroids in the world, there is only so much content they could have ever made. Meanwhile you have a vast amount of content. Look at me. I did Wine Library TV every day for six years, and those videos are going to be in place for all my children.

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