Skip to comments.Google Engineer Accidentally Posts Rant About Google+
Posted on 10/16/2011 3:55:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
More bad news for Google+: First, we discovered that Googles top management apparently arent big users of the companys social network, then traffic fell and now it appears that at least one of the rank-and-file is pretty critical of the platform as well.
Steve Yegge, a Google engineer, intended his 5,000-word post to be an internal diatribe for other Google employees, but accidentally published it for his 2,000 or so followers.
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He was Weinered!
Hmmmm.... Now is not a good time to be unemployed.
That’s like trying to use the “recall feature” on an oops e-mail not properly considered. Nope, you can never recall it in time.
That was probably a 'career ender'. He should get a head start and begin practicing every morning in the bathroom mirror, saying the phrase: "Would you like fries with that?"....
I thought Google only hired the smartest people. This (soon to be ex) employee writes like a 7th grader.
Well I just read the entire article and I take my previous comment back. Overall, it was well written. I was initially going by just the excerpts in the original article.
And that he needed 5,000 words to say it.
One of the first rules of writing “get in and get out.”
Google Honcho: “Leggo my Yegge-o...”
As an aside, does anyone else besides me think that Gmail is a piece of crap?
I think Yahoo email is much better.
“Now is not a good time to be unemployed.”
The tech sector is many cities has zero percent unemployment. That’s right, 0%.
Open mouth, insert foot.
That wasn’t a career ender.
I’ve sent tirades like that off in internal emails and had them propagate to places I didn’t want them to go.
The author was bluntly honest on how his employer clearly doesn’t understand the market in which they’re trying to launch a product (Google+). I’ve ranted about similar things, at similar length in my career.
If he does have to leave, I can assure you that he has a alot more options than peddling fast food. In Silly Valley, I’m sure recruiters will take notice of that rant sometime this week and if he is out of a job, he’ll have an offer soon enough.
No, he didn’t, He posted that to his Google+ account, intending for the “circle” of those who could view it to be only Google employees, and instead it went to anyone on the “circle” of people “following” him, which includes outsiders.
One of the MAJOR failings of “social media” IMO is that you cannot predict, nor contain, the propagation of information in the way both Facebook and Google+ have modeled their data accessibility. Both platforms start from a “allow anyone to see anything” and then start restricting who can see it, as opposed to a more robust “assume no one can see anything, then we decide who will be allowed to see something, and how.”
Both projects are absolute failures in this aspect, and after enough problems were found in the FB model, I deleted my account.
Both have their upsides and downsides.
Yahoo mail implements IMAP very poorly. I start to see mail go missing after two weeks when downloading my mail with IMAP.
Google mail works better for remote clients, IMO.
Yahoo’s browser interface is better than Gmail’s.