Google Plus adds Tweet, Translate and Delicious to its Stream Post options… AND an ALERT to Delicious users.


New layout and functions
G+ New Functions in Posting in Stream

ADDENDUM: turns out this is a Chrome extension. But it’s great.

SHORTLINK: http://wp.me/p4njL-7x

As of this morning, several more functionalities showed up under posts in the G+ stream. Previously there was Plus1, Comment and Share. Now there are 3 more: Tweet, Translate and Delicious.

Apparently, not everyone has this functionality yet (same as with the advanced version of Hangouts). But I’m certain this one will roll our very soon to everyone. My page is http://gplus.to/quickdrawartist

Delicious
Delicious

This is significant on many levels, of course. One being that, as I’ve thought myself, Google+ will replace many things, but not Twitter, unless it buys Twitter. And if it does, it will probably have the same hands-off approach that it uses with YouTube. My perspective has been that Twitter has a special place and set of functionalities that “plays well with others,” including Google+. Twitter is clean, powerful and flexible and very well administrated. I have never been able to fathom why so many folks express the feeling that Google+ would replace Twitter. What was I not getting? At this point, I think it’s a safe bet that Google feels the same way about Twitter.

Very cool right? But Delicious? Why Delicious? Google already owns its own very good google.bookmarks.

DELICIOUS USERS, SEE THIS NOTE**

I think I know why, because Avos (owned by YouTube’s founders) has acquired Delicious from Yahoo and Google OWNS YouTube.*

As a long time fan of and early adopter of Delicious, this is great news on many fronts, to my mind at any rate. Delicious has some significant functionalities that Google.bookmarks does not. On the other hand, Google.bookmarks ties into the rest of your Google apps. So I think we’re going to be seeing a conflation of the two.

Lately, I have been bouncing miserably between Instapaper (it’s so fast and handy), Firefox bookmarks, and lately, with the advent of Google+, Google.bookmarks, while in the back of my mind wondering why I didn’t keep using Delicious. Probably because I’m allergic to Yahoo.

What would really even fantasticker would be for Google to also buy Instapaper and merge its sterling functionalities as well (and improve its folder function too, or replace it).

*http://www.avos.com/delicious-press-release/      YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!

** This popped up for me this morning, so check it out if you have ever used Delicious: up “To continue using Delicious, you must agree to transfer your account information to AVOS by Friday, September 23, 2011. Click here to transfer now > https://secure.delicious.com/settings/optin

Attention Delicious Users
Attention Delicious Users

Google, Oracle, Monopolies and is/are Google “pussies”? (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p4njL-7g )


Whale and kayaker
Whale and kayaker (see description)

DISCLAIMER:

I’m very “fond” of both Apple and Google. I cd go on for days about how/why they are wonderful. HOWEVER, they are huge entities with tremendous global/historical/political impacts. And in the case of BOTH these companies, they have committed very egregious act. In terms of Google’s “do no evil” well… So in spite of the fact that I love’em and use them and own their stuff, I’m committed to being aware of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Side note: some thoughts generated from Hangout chat today. After 35 years, Microsoftee may have finally wrapped its head around what Apple does as a WHOLE, with Windows 8. I’m an Apple user, but I did look at a Youtube presentation of 8 and it looked very good. Especially in terms of the fact that the whole world is going to go touchpad and voice to text. So it occurs to me that it may not take Facebook 35 years to figure out what Google Plus is doing right. The one thing they will NOT be able to emulate is the fact that Google is looking to tie together its whole panoply of apps into one whole, and Facebook does not have as much to tie together. See/hear http://cinch.fm/scobleizer/282081

In google news today:

Oracle vs Google in court today: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/18/BUOL1L5Q8I.DTL

The anti-trust case against Google: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/19/the-antitrust-case-against-google/
Senate hearings scheduled for Wed
Apple (AAPL) is conspicuously absent from the witness list for Wednesday’s hearing on “The Power of Google” before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights. Yelp! and Nextag will be represented, but Google (GOOG) has stepped on a lot more toes than theirs to maintain and extend its dominance of the Internet’s sustaining source of revenue — advertising dollars.

The above article has a link to “Google Are Pussies.”

A fascinating article, about which I would love to hear intelligent discourse. Also makes me wonder…”Google ‘are’ pussies?” Should it be “Google ‘is” pussy?” or maybe, “Google is a conglomerate of pussies.” Is “pussy” even the right term? How about we bring back “evildoers?” Why let Bush and rightwingers have all the fun?

When will Google Plus be released out of beta?


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Surfing around I’m getting the impression that it will be July 31 or so. Google Plus is so huge, that it may be that they want to work out any major flaws before public release. On the other hand, if they have not released it to a large enough beta test base, they will have painted themselves into a corner. As Steve Levy and others have testified, non-engineers are second-class citizens at Google. This is probably their biggest Achilles’ heel, and staying on the Greek theme, it represents tragic hubris. From what I can see, Google Plus is the bomb, in spite of Google’s lack of social empathy. Word is that Larry Paige (now the new emancipated CEO of Google) is trying to learn to become social, and is actually tweeting…. Don’t get me wrong, I think Google is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Of course, the guy who first marketed sliced bread took about 10 years to make it the default bread choice for Americans 🙂

The giants are maneuvering, creating giant strategic alliances. Facebook will have Skype video conferencing, but Google Plus will be offering video conferencing for up to 15 people. Sad that Skype is in Microflaccid’s paws, sadder still to see it allied w/ Facebook. Every night, in my atheist prayers, I pray that Steve Jobs and Google will bury the hatchet and realize that their common interest is to pool resources against the Beast: Facebook and Microflaccid.

http://mashable.com/2011/06/28/google-plus-videos/#MRkAdTflltc has 11 videos about G+ features. EVERYONE in the videos is under 25, most of them are white and “good looking.” The voice-over copy is beyond mundane, like it was written by the people who wrote for “Friends” but on downers. Eisenhower era crap. Beyond dumbed down. This is spite of the fact that G+ will blow FB out of the water. If Google invented sex, they’d probably say “hey you know how you love meatball sandwiches? Well sex is kind of like that too, you know, kinda messy, but worth it…. You may like it.”