June 30, 2011

THE NEW NEW THING

Google Takes Aim at Facebook: This week Google is silently launching a new social network the search giant is calling Google+. (Brian Ries, June 29, 2011, Daily Beast)

Google began rolling out its ambitious new social-networking project Wednesday with the premise that “online sharing is awkward.” The process may even be broken, Google surmises. But the Internet search giant is here to fix it. “We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests,” the company said in announcing the initiative on its blog. “And so begins the Google+ project.”

Lifehacker basically collapsed last night when it set up a thread where people with invites could send them to readers who requested them. Anybody got extra to share?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2011 6:42 AM
  
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