Gotta say I respect both Microsoft for not giving up on the phones, trying harder and harder each time as it becomes more and more apparent that they need to step their game up (and finally getting some traction). I think that’s what’s been going on with Google and the whole social business, after a few big misfires, concessions of failures and regret to get a piece of this game, now we got this Google+ thing which at first glance on my end looks promising.

But I’ve overdosed on the kool-aid so that means I’m not going to be effective in assessing whether Google+ will take off. According to our logs (and the general vibe around here), you probably didn’t drink the kool-aid, so what do you think? And if you don’t think it has legs, do you think there’s anything they could have done differently to make this good enough to be a real threat to Facebook and get them in the ring or is this always going to be Facebook’s turf? J/w.. Oh one other question, is there any point in degragging solid state memory or do you only get a placebo effect?

Also, for you multilinguals, does this article translation thing I fired up work well? About 30% of you don’t speak English as a first language and it’s kind of a neat trick so I figured why not.

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Update: Happy Caturday everybody!

9 COMMENTS

  1. It does, it really is nice. But my mom is on facebook and her friends as well…..it took facebook a lot to get.to that point….+ won’t see that reward for many years…if it does at all n

  2. Tranlate this! ;-)
    Den oversættelse, den er for sjov! Den giver selvfølgelig ikke en god oversættelse, men den laver da noget, som man næsten kan forstå – især hvis man lige har læst den engelske version først og dermed ved, hvad artiklen handler om.

  3. And I gotta admit – although the translation isn’t perfect, the UI is! It couldn’t be easier or more user friendly!

  4. Thanks Jorgen. All right so flipping back and forth it’s good enough and who knows, might get one or two more foreign sites linking us and send us four or five additional hits over the next twelve months.

    How are the ladies over in Frederiksberg?

    And why do you like Opera more than Chrome?

  5. To me, Google+ is DOA, just like Buzz.
    I got an invite, and investigated it out and a big thumb down IMO

  6. @Doug Simmons:
    The ladies in Frederiksberg are state-of-the-art, believe me on this one!

    And regarding the browsers… I use the browsers for specific issues:
    IE9 is my favorite and default browser.
    Opera is probably the browser I use most. But it is _only_ used with my 8 default pages (email,facebook,MobilityDigest,Engadget,wmpoweruser,wpcentral,twitter,linkedin)
    Firefox is used during web development because of “firebug” (I’m a software developer)
    Chrome is _only_ used because it has far the best farmville execution :-)

    I know that it’s a nerdy way to use the browsers but I need to test them all on a regular basis, so why not!
    And I guess that Chrome could easily replace Opera, but right now I’m not best friends with Google (they closed my adsense account, bastards!) so why should it. I would prefer not to use chrome at all, but it really do that farmville thing quite good.

  7. I’m getting sick of the word “social”, and I hope they all fail from here on out!

  8. It will be an interesting fight. Facebook is supposedly bringing in-browser video chat to the table so it will be pretty dominant until google decides to copy that also.

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