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Google launches all out social networking assault with Google+ (video)
NexGen Technology Blog ^ | June 29, 2011 | Posted by editor

Posted on 06/29/2011 11:58:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Social networking has long been Google’s white whale. The company has done plenty of dabbling in the space, releasing Orkut, which has failed to catch on in the US, and rolling out Buzz to the relative indifference of its massive user base. Announced today after seemingly endless leaks, Google+ represents a major push for the software giant. The service began showing itself to a smattering of users last night, as a black bar across the top of various of the company’s properties. A “+You” button on the far left of the bar currently brings you to the service’s landing page, offering a tour of the many features that fall under the Google+ umbrella. Get to know the services better after the break.

Continue reading Google launches all out social networking assault with Google+ (video)


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; google

1 posted on 06/29/2011 11:59:05 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

nope, google has no respect for peoples privacy.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 12:00:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

3 posted on 06/29/2011 12:04:42 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: driftdiver

Good point. Being on FB is bad enough. There’s bots that scrub their data to sell to emoployers. I could just imagine what Google would do.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 12:05:41 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: driftdiver

Facebook is better?


5 posted on 06/29/2011 12:06:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: for-q-clinton

Google will eliminate the middleman and mine all data all the time all on their own.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 12:06:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: All
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7 posted on 06/29/2011 12:10:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

google is far worse than FB, and FB is bad.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 12:11:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When will people learn THEY are NOT and NEVER WILL BE the true customers, true partners with either Google or FB.

You, the people, are the commodity that is sold to the true customers and partners of outfits like Google and FB.

The world of advertising, personal data-mining and selling, the customers of advertisers, and anyone with enough money wanting to know anything about you, for profit or otherwise. Those are the social and business partners of the likes of Google and FB.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No thanks, Goog, I have a life and it’s none of your damned business.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 1:00:17 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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Some items of comparison with Face Book.

11 posted on 06/29/2011 1:37:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
Semi-related topic:

Social media outs Vancouver rioters

12 posted on 06/29/2011 2:36:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: driftdiver

Plus they’re in bed with the Chicoms.


13 posted on 06/29/2011 3:05:54 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: driftdiver

The word on the street is Google+ has great privacy settings. Of course that’s now. What happens when they have 50 million people’s info to sell.


14 posted on 06/29/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: Wuli

Very good point. I think I’ll put that on my facebook thought of the day.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 3:08:30 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Wuli

Yeah so. The key is don’t tell them anything. Or take advantage of what you do tell them. The nice part about targeted advertising is you get to find out stuff you might actually care about.


16 posted on 06/29/2011 3:11:38 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I had to deactivate my FB account. Lots of people from my past on there; the ones that wanted to talk to me were people I found I didn’t want to talk to any more, and the few I did want to talk to I’m already talking to by e-mail and phone.

The whole experience was depressing and disturbing. I really didn’t like it.


17 posted on 06/29/2011 3:13:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: discostu

Great privacy settings but who controls the data? Google controls the data and they believe there is no such thing as privacy. All your data belong to them.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 3:57:36 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: discostu
“The nice part about targeted advertising is you get to find out stuff you might actually care about.”

First, that does not happen in my case; I don't see ads. I do not decide I want something by not knowing what I want in the first place, seeing an ad and deciding I want that. I first learn of something after I have decided I want to consider getting a type of thing and then decide to go look for it. Until then, I do not see the ads.

I don't agree with their business model because I don't agree with their personal data mining and collection in the first place.

I do not believe it will have a benevolent end, in the end and I see the "targeted" ad aspect as simply a means of trying to convince people to accept it - "for their own good". It;s not. It's strictly for google and FB "good".

19 posted on 06/29/2011 5:17:46 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

I block the ad ads, but there’s still plenty of advertising that comes through if you “like” pages. For instance in recent weeks I’ve found out about a new collection from Iron Maiden, some new Nick Cave projects, and a cool Queen documentary on Bio channel, all from “liking” properly. Not “ads” in the purest sense of the word, but they get into my feed and I like that.

Data mining is a part of our post computer chipped world. Every transaction you participate in, in meat space or on the web, creates data that gets mined, and a truly significant chunk of that data gets tracked right to you. It’s something all businesses wanted to do before computers but the amount of data generated and analysis wanted was just too much to be done by hand for most places. Now in the computerized world programs get written and weeks worth of data can be crunched in dozens of ways in an overnight batch.

The targeted ads aren’t for us, they’re for advertisers. The holy grail of advertising is only spending money to reach people that actually will buy and wouldn’t have otherwise. Targeted advertising is the first half of that. Of course FB and Google do it strictly for their own good, they’re in business strictly for their good. When my company sells you our enterprise level communication software we don’t do it for your good, or for your customers’ good, we do it for our good. Now it just might help you out, and it might even help out your customers, but that’s NOT why we sold it to you. That’s called business. Doing stuff strictly for the customers’ good is called charity, it doesn’t pay as well.


20 posted on 06/30/2011 9:16:54 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

thanks Ernest. I’ll pass, even though I’m not too thrilled with FB’s updates at times.

http://buzz.google.com/


21 posted on 07/04/2011 1:09:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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