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The early reviews of Google+ (including mine) have been almost uniformly positive — if not glowing. It is a good product, if not entirely original, with some standout features: Hangout, Circles.
In the week and a half since launch many people have enthusiastically embraced it, while others are busy trying to handicap it vs. Facebook and other social sites.
Does Google+ Justify All the Praise It Has Received?
But does Google+ and its Android app (which is good but not the “second coming”) merit the adulation they’ve been getting? I’m not sure; I think there’s something else going on here.
I’ve been somewhat surprised by the almost rapturous enthusiasm among many of the early adopters. There would seem to be more at play than a pure reaction to Google+ features. I sense a strong desire — call it pent up demand – for a genuine Facebook alternative and/or a meaningful competitive challenge to Facebook.
Google in Role of Social Underdog
Facebook has quickly become the “Microsoft of social networking,” especially following the demise of MySpace. But just as Google made Microsoft into the underdog in search, Google can once again play the underdog to Facebook in social with Google+. It’s strange and paradoxical all the way around because Facebook is for some people a counterweight to the power of Google.
Yet in some quarters of Silicon Valley and beyond it appears that an undetermined number of people are frustrated with Facebook and some of its perceived inflexibility around groups and contact management. This is based on my anecdotal conversations and interactions with people around Google+.
What If the “Cool Kids” Leave the Party?
Among the reactions, Robert Scoble celebrates and is almost giddy over the idea that “Your mom won’t use Google+.” VC Fred Wilson is “rooting for Google+.” And some marketers are equally rooting for Google+.
Professional Facebook observer David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, also lauded Google+. But like Scoble he argues mainstream users won’t abandon Facebook any time soon.
Social networking is partly about utility, partly about silly fun and partly about fashion. If the hipsters and “cool kids” leave the party will others be far behind?
In the near term Facebook realistically doesn’t have much to fear from Google+. But what about the medium and long term? Will it matter if Facebook loses the hearts and minds of the “digerati”?
Well here is to the Mayoral candidates, If you want to bitch me out for supporting Andy Mihelich then where the hell was you when the call went out by Joliet residents for a news conference about losing Caterpillar..You sat in your nice little offices and “DID NOTHING”..So you have the damn gall to ask me to support you now. I offered everyone the chance to post to my blog now that it is close you want to jump on the band wagon..not now. Don’t post your comments to my email say it here on the blog or facebook. Cuss me at least I would respect you more…?!?
Printing the name of gun owners gives criminals the information needed to invade Illinois citizens homes to rob them, you as a representative of the law are placing citizens in harm’s way. If you print my name, I will sue you for placing me and my family in harm’s way.
By your actions you are allowing crime to thrive in a complacent society and attempting to make a criminal of a law-abiding citizens such as my self and the people of Illinois. We the people do not need you as our mother or a union advocate to promote more police presence.
Whats next Madigan ” No Warrants needed ” to enter a person’s home…? It is clear to me that you as Attorney General are for taking away the rights of Illinois citizens. You have just given one more reason not to trust the law…Madigan with you representing the law, Heaven help us and our children..!! Madigan is attempting to make you a target to be a crime statistic.
When the government over steps its bounds pushing the people – they will push back…….(quote: unknown)
From a friend on facebook
Lisa Mize 1. The IRS is not a U.S. Government Agency. It is an Agency of the IMF.
2. The IMF is an Agency of the UN.
3. The U.S. Has not had a Treasury since 1921.
4. The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF.
5. The Attorney General of the U.S. is not employed by the U.S. But is an Agent of INTERPOL which is head quartered in Lyons, France.
6. The United States does not have any employees.
7. Social Security Numbers are issued by the UN through t…he IMF.
8. There are no Judicial courts in America and there has not been since 1789. Judges do not enforce Statutes and Codes. Executive Administrators enforce Statutes and Codes.
9. There have not been any Judges in America since 1789. There have just been Administrators.
10. According to the GATT you must have a Social Security number.
11. You are an “Institutional Unit” in which your body and labor are pledged to the UN through the IMF.
12. We have One World Government, One World Law and a One World Monetary System.
13. Your Social Security number is your slave number. Just about everyone in the World has a Social Security number from the UN through the IMF.
14. The UN is a One World Super Government.
15. No one on this planet has ever been free. This planet is a Slave Colony. There has always been a One World Government. It is just that now it is much better organized and has changed its name as of 1945 to the United Nations.
16. New York City is defined in the Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Gulliani stated on C-Span that “New York City was the capital of the World” and he was correct.
17. Social Security is not insurance or a contract, nor is there a Trust Fund.
18. Your Social Security check comes directly from the IMF which is an Agency of the UN.
19. You own no property, slaves can’t own property. Read the Deed to the property that you think is yours. You are listed as a Tenant.
20. The most powerful court in America is not the United States Supreme Court but, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
GUESS WHO AND WHAT OWNS YOU AND THE UNITED NATIONS ?
As a matter of fact the imagined President, imagined Representatives, imagined Senators, imagined Supreme Court Justices and imagined Federal Judges are not paid by the United States Government. Actually the United States Government does not have any employees They are paid by the International Monetary Fund in electrons. You see there is no such thing as the United States Government. In reality there are no Governments. There are Corporations (Fictions) such as the Federal Reserve Inc., and the United States Inc., which in fact are private corporations. The United States Inc., is just a slave management company. Guess what that makes you? If you said property, you are correct! You are Human Capital. The shares that were issued for the Federal Reserve when it was created back in 1913 only cost $100.00. That was quite the bargain.
To verify the facts in the preceding paragraphs see (5 U.S.C. 903, 12 U.S.C. 95, 18 U.S.C.A. 914, 22 U.S.C. 263, 285, 286, 287, 288. Public Law 89-719, Public Law 94-564, Public Law 101-167, Public Law 91-151 Public Law 103-465, House Report 103-826 T.D.O 150-10, T.D.O. 92, 41 Stat. Chap 214 pg. 654, Emergency Banking Act 48 Stat. 1, Articles of Agreement 60 Stat. 1440, 20 CFR chapter 111, subpart B 422.103 (b) (2) (2), United Nations Secretariat Revised System of National Accounting, Diversified Metal Products v. IRS et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I., Cromelin v. United States, 177 F.2d 275, 277 Tomalewski v. United States, 493 F.Supp 673, 675 Foster v. Bork, 425 F.Supp 1318, 1319-20 FRC v. GE 281 U.S. 464, Keller v. PE 261 U.S. 428, United States v. LePatourel, 571 F2d 405, 410, Respublica v. Sweers 1 Dallas 43, INTERPOL Constitution Art. 30, Executive Order 10422, Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493. 42 Pa.C.S.A. 502. General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs.
Joliet Junior College is conducting classes on “DEBUNKING THE CONSTITUTION” LLC 4221……Is my Tax dollars supporting this? Let’s call them at 815-280-1555 and ask them.
The United States traitor “Liberal lady” is spreading her new form of Lie about Tea Party members: saying Tea party members reportedly revere the Constitution and now they want the ability to void it….
Now I know that’s a Damn lie, this Liberal Lady is in fact no lady, she is a dumb down doormat for the Demorats. Yea I said It…and she is a Cunt to: Can’t Understand Normal Thinking… JolietJake Facebook and JolietJake2008 twitter
OBAMA, if North and South Korea wants to fight, know this ” we fought that war once, I for one will not support you if you decide to defend either side, Vietnam still lives in many of our soldiers, many were spit on and called baby killers, also we were not allowed to do what was necessary to win. You’re not President enough for me to take up arms against any country, So Obama if you want to threaten these other countries then you put on a uniform take up arms and fight them your damn self.
No more of you sit in that white house and bark out orders while you jet around in Ghetto fashion.