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Reasons to Look at Google+

Reasons to Look at Google+

Google+ Users Don’t Want the Hoi Polloi Relocating from Facebook

Google CEO Larry Page

Are you sitting down? You might want to, because the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has released a report on what it charmingly calls “E-business,” and the findings are a tad surprising. Wired reports that–despite everyone’s idea of Google+ as a deserted wasteland–the few users it does have are happier with the service than people still stuck on Facebook.

Just what Google always wanted: A small number of cultish devotees. Read More

Reasons to Look at Google+

Sergey Brin Takes to Google+ to Defend His Comments in The Guardian

Mr. Brin. (flickr.com//24372810@N00/3116215583/)

“Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google’s Sergey Brin,” screamed the headline in Sunday’s Guardian. The piece talks about the triple threat to the Internet from governments suppressing information, the entertainment industry’s efforts to fight piracy, and the “walled gardens” of Facebook and Apple.

Oops, Mr. Brin says in a walk-it-back Google+ post published yesterday. While mostly on-point, the story misrepresented the relative significance of each of these threats, he says. Read More