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(Digital Trends)   Yo dawg, we heard you like Google, so Google put more Google+ features into Gmail, so you can Google Google while you Google Google while you Google Google Google Google   (digitaltrends.com) divider line 49
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2012-05-20 11:39:33 AM  
google
 
2012-05-20 11:45:02 AM  
dl.dropbox.com

/Bloody Vikings!
 
2012-05-20 11:45:20 AM  
Great Googley Moogley.
 
2012-05-20 11:50:14 AM  
If you say the word google one google times, it loses all meaning.
 
2012-05-20 11:51:30 AM  

nekom: If you say the word google one google times, it loses all meaning.


googol
 
2012-05-20 11:55:24 AM  
I've never used Google+ but it keeps installing an app on my phone. WTF?
 
2012-05-20 11:57:55 AM  

pinchpoint: I've never used Google+ but it keeps installing an app on my phone. WTF?


They're getting desperate.
 
2012-05-20 11:58:34 AM  
A Tyler Perry production.
 
2012-05-20 12:00:38 PM  

pinchpoint: I've never used Google+ but it keeps installing an app on my phone. WTF?


You'll get over it.
 
2012-05-20 12:06:53 PM  

pinchpoint: I've never used Google+ but it keeps installing an app on my phone. WTF?


Its a default app bundled with Android. Given that Google makes Android and all.

I actually like all of the google integration. It makes Google overall one of my primary interfaces. Phone, contacts, calendar, mail, docs, drive, etc. It can be a pretty powerful productivity and collaboration suite when used properly.
 
2012-05-20 12:07:51 PM  
I really wish Google wasn't the best search engine out there, because everything else they're doing is just irritating me. I tried switching to Bing, but Bing's search engine really sucks. It simply does not give the hits it should, particularly on very specific obscure items, where Google brings them up in the first match.
 
2012-05-20 12:13:27 PM  
Malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich.
 
2012-05-20 12:20:53 PM  
Still won't use it
 
2012-05-20 12:21:57 PM  

jack21221: I really wish Google wasn't the best search engine out there, because everything else they're doing is just irritating me. I tried switching to Bing, but Bing's search engine really sucks. It simply does not give the hits it should, particularly on very specific obscure items, where Google brings them up in the first match.


Google made a change now where, if you look up a subject, a short synopses may appear on the right side. It's very handy.
 
2012-05-20 01:07:04 PM  
Google + is so desperate for users that they add you automatically when you open a new mail account.
 
2012-05-20 01:10:57 PM  

entropic_existence: I actually like all of the google integration. It makes Google overall one of my primary interfaces. Phone, contacts, calendar, mail, docs, drive, etc. It can be a pretty powerful productivity and collaboration suite when used properly.


I like MOST Google integration - Google+ is the one thing I wish they would keep more separate. The blatant push to share all my information with the world is really irritating.

/I also wish they would let users customize which applications show on the Google bar
 
2012-05-20 01:18:23 PM  

jack21221: I really wish Google wasn't the best search engine out there, because everything else they're doing is just irritating me. I tried switching to Bing, but Bing's search engine really sucks. It simply does not give the hits it should, particularly on very specific obscure items, where Google brings them up in the first match.


Agreed. Even the search page itself now is shiatty, and I have ot use a 3rd party one. I Do Not farking well want god damned instantsearch turned on. I can spell what I want to search for, and the second or two it takes instant search to click through whatever the fark it's doing usually means I lose something while typing unless I go v.e.r.y.s.l.o.w.

Love the email, it's one of the best, with the best spam filters and easy to use and set up rules, and I think I've gotten all of 3 emails from the 'google staff' unlike other email services where they spam you daily or weekly. But I dropped all the G+ shiat, supposedly deactivated my account, but apparently that means as much to G+ as it does to FB since it's still there, still has a profile pic, etc.

And fark me sideways, I tried using chrome the other day, and it insisted on telling me a website I've been going to almost daily for years 'would give me a virus'. And every time I clicked a new link, it forced me to read an essay on how I didn't know what I was doing and it was going to kill my computer and if I wanted to do that anyway I had to click a moving target and sacrifice a virgin girl from jersey.
 
2012-05-20 01:22:39 PM  

quizzical: I like MOST Google integration - Google+ is the one thing I wish they would keep more separate. The blatant push to share all my information with the world is really irritating.


I use G+ but only rarely, and then mostly from my phone and the G+ app. I have never seen any of the integration be intrusive or end up secretly sharing information with the world. Unless I actually click on a +1 icon or post something, nothing that I do elsewhere in Googleland is ending up pushed to my G+ followers or published. I really don't get how this argument works. Can you think of an example where Google is pushing you to share data in some sort of intrusive fashion?
 
2012-05-20 01:26:07 PM  
Almost everything Google has done over the last couple of years has been blatant We Don't Know What To Do, But We've Got To Do Something. And so doing something stupid and unpopular seems like a good idea, which it is not.

Keep farking up your products, Google. You're just hastening your replacement by someone who uses less bullshiat.

But not Bing, because, my god, come on. Let's not be ridiculous. MS can't even run Hotmail. They can't even run MSN.
 
2012-05-20 01:31:42 PM  

kroonermanblack: Agreed. Even the search page itself now is shiatty, and I have ot use a 3rd party one. I Do Not farking well want god damned instantsearch turned on. I can spell what I want to search for, and the second or two it takes instant search to click through whatever the fark it's doing usually means I lose something while typing unless I go v.e.r.y.s.l.o.w.


You CAN turn instant search off.

The My Little Pony Killer: Google + is so desperate for users that they add you automatically when you open a new mail account.


I have a lot of friends with Google+ accounts, but nobody uses it. Depending on how Facebook goes in the future, there might be room for Google to compete later, but right now Facebook just has more users. Nobody's going to use a social network site if they're the only ones there.
 
2012-05-20 01:52:09 PM  
AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

Something Google should keep in mind.
 
2012-05-20 01:52:50 PM  

entropic_existence: pinchpoint: I've never used Google+ but it keeps installing an app on my phone. WTF?

Its a default app bundled with Android. Given that Google makes Android and all.

I actually like all of the google integration. It makes Google overall one of my primary interfaces. Phone, contacts, calendar, mail, docs, drive, etc. It can be a pretty powerful productivity and collaboration suite when used properly.


You're a model product, consumer. Keep up the good work. And don't ask too many questions.
 
2012-05-20 01:57:34 PM  
 
2012-05-20 01:57:56 PM  

Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.


ORLY?
 
2012-05-20 02:00:26 PM  

jack21221: I really wish Google wasn't the best search engine out there, because everything else they're doing is just irritating me.


I've switched to DuckDuckGo.com
They have good search results, and when they do come up empty handed they actually give you a link to try Google. I don't often have to use that, but it's a nice feature.

Plus, DDG doesn't track you the way Google does. DDG is built from the ground up to avoid spying on you, which I really appreciate.

2wolves: Malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich.


Came for this. Leaving Malkovich.
 
2012-05-20 02:02:45 PM  
I've tried to use it, I can't seem to get into it.

facebook is just easier to use.
 
2012-05-20 02:04:41 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

ORLY?


Yes really. Do a search on that and see what happens. Yahoo bought Altavista and just put the logo on that page, it redirects to Yahoo search when you use it. The Altavista company and its search engine no longer exists.
 
2012-05-20 02:12:38 PM  

entropic_existence: I have never seen any of the integration be intrusive or end up secretly sharing information with the world.


Funny story regarding that... G+ posts when you visit pr0n sites (I shiat you not). It shows as a video recommendation on your profile, but isn't visible to you... know this because a buddy of mine will never live this down. Apparently if you're already logged into your Google account, before you visit said site, this can happen.

My guess is Google sees it as a way to popularize G+. Instead it made my buddy start using FB for logins and he hasn't had the problem since.
 
2012-05-20 02:13:31 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: You're a model product, consumer. Keep up the good work. And don't ask too many questions.


Really, you're going to pull that bullshiat? You like something therefore you're a mindless drone. Give me a farking break. I'm well aware of Google's business model, I know they want data so they can serve ads, I'm also aware of their ToS and the fact that their users are their product in terms of their advertising revenue. I'm fine with their business model and ToS. Don't give me that "You like it therefore you're mindless sheeple" bullshiat.
 
2012-05-20 02:16:25 PM  
Doesn't anyone use Lycos anymore?
 
2012-05-20 02:20:27 PM  

digistil: Funny story regarding that... G+ posts when you visit pr0n sites (I shiat you not). It shows as a video recommendation on your profile, but isn't visible to you... know this because a buddy of mine will never live this down. Apparently if you're already logged into your Google account, before you visit said site, this can happen.


I'm guessing your friend accidentally +1'd a video and maybe doesn't even know it. Porn sites also use Facebook APIs now for OpenGraph BTW.
 
2012-05-20 02:21:59 PM  

jack21221: I really wish Google wasn't the best search engine out there, because everything else they're doing is just irritating me. I tried switching to Bing, but Bing's search engine really sucks. It simply does not give the hits it should, particularly on very specific obscure items, where Google brings them up in the first match.


I feel like they are slipping. And wait until your Google+ friends show up as entries before sites relevant to your search. Time for Google to go the way of AOL.
 
2012-05-20 02:23:08 PM  

Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

Something Google should keep in mind.


Google is MUCH better than AV... and I liked AV back in the day. That said, I don't see Google existing in 15 years time if they can't find a second source of revenue. Page and Sergey (sp???) need to be thrown out in all honesty. They're brilliant nerds, but clearly can't handle business.

/Will never forgive them for publicly decrying China's human rights records, only to be pushing it forward from behind the curtain.
 
2012-05-20 02:25:01 PM  

entropic_existence: digistil: Funny story regarding that... G+ posts when you visit pr0n sites (I shiat you not). It shows as a video recommendation on your profile, but isn't visible to you... know this because a buddy of mine will never live this down. Apparently if you're already logged into your Google account, before you visit said site, this can happen.

I'm guessing your friend accidentally +1'd a video and maybe doesn't even know it. Porn sites also use Facebook APIs now for OpenGraph BTW.


No, it was showing EVERY SINGLE VIDEO... you could tell when he started searching for bater mat and when he was done. Went on for a few weeks before we had to tell him.... also went to every Circle (though wouldn't show up for himself). Like I said, he'll never live it down.
 
2012-05-20 02:26:26 PM  

digistil: Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

Something Google should keep in mind.

Google is MUCH better than AV... and I liked AV back in the day.


I agree, but just as Altavista was once king and Google replaced them with a better product, something better can always come along and replace Google. Especially the way they are running the company these days.
 
2012-05-20 02:47:27 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Google + is so desperate for users that they add you automatically when you open a new mail account.


Yep. Had that happen to a secondary account I was creating. Took me quite a few tries to figure out how to disable it and delete it. My older Google accounts (and this new one, now) say "+You" instead of "+me." It's getting as bad as Buzz was.

digistil My guess is Google sees it as a way to popularize G+. Instead it made my buddy start using FB for logins and he hasn't had the problem since.

I don't use FB or Twitter either, and even if I did, I wouldn't use those for log-ins.

I pretty much log in to Google to check e-mail and my personal calendar, because I like the Android phone integration, then log out when I search, or even go to the News link. I also don't log in to Google search on my phone, even though I know that's probably not preventing tracking. I just assume I can pretty much be tracked, regardless.

I do have one person's avatar photo in my "People" on the phone, and I am guessing that's a Google+ thing. Their S.O. works for Google, so I expect they are pretty well integrated into it.
 
Slu
2012-05-20 03:08:11 PM  

Hand Banana: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

ORLY?

Yes really. Do a search on that and see what happens. Yahoo bought Altavista and just put the logo on that page, it redirects to Yahoo search when you use it. The Altavista company and its search engine no longer exists.


Yup. I was a consultant at AltaVista back in 2000. Those were the good old days. We enjoyed the pool tables and playstations all over the office and would eat at the best restaurants in Orange county. The way they burnt through money, it was not surprising to me when they folded up shop. CSB.
 
2012-05-20 03:10:39 PM  

Hand Banana: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Hand Banana: AltaVista was once the most popular search engine in the world. Now it no longer exists.

ORLY?

Yes really. Do a search on that and see what happens. Yahoo bought Altavista and just put the logo on that page, it redirects to Yahoo search when you use it. The Altavista company and its search engine no longer exists.


I suppose it depends on what you mean by "exists," but okay. I was just teasing you for your hyperbole. It's a delicate art, and most people are clumsy with it.
 
2012-05-20 03:15:07 PM  

entropic_existence: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: You're a model product, consumer. Keep up the good work. And don't ask too many questions.

Really, you're going to pull that bullshiat? You like something therefore you're a mindless drone. Give me a farking break. I'm well aware of Google's business model, I know they want data so they can serve ads, I'm also aware of their ToS and the fact that their users are their product in terms of their advertising revenue. I'm fine with their business model and ToS. Don't give me that "You like it therefore you're mindless sheeple" bullshiat.


ts1.mm.bing.net

You are far too trusting. I'm genuinely sorry that Google is less like you and more like us.
 
2012-05-20 03:25:01 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: You are far too trusting. I'm genuinely sorry that Google is less like you and more like us.


Aware and OK with != "too trusting."

I am cognisant of what google does/wants to do with my data and information and I accept it in exchange for the services they provide. They can collect my demographic and browsing/internet activity data, they can data-mine my emails. I know everything I do on a google platform is being tracked and stored and some of what I do while not on a google platform but while logged in to an active google account is being tracked and stored. I'm fine with it. Anything that I really don't want to be tracked, stored, and mined for its ability to serve me targeted ads I take steps to prevent that from happening. Usually by using a different browser where I'm not logged in to anything and not using those services.

just like I'm not deciding you're some sort of paranoid lunatic for not accepting it, don't assume that someone who is is a naive and too trusting.
 
2012-05-20 03:26:23 PM  
That and equating Google with the Empire from Star Wars is hyperbolic bullshiat.
 
2012-05-20 03:35:47 PM  

entropic_existence: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: You are far too trusting. I'm genuinely sorry that Google is less like you and more like us.

Aware and OK with != "too trusting."

I am cognisant of what google does/wants to do with my data and information and I accept it in exchange for the services they provide. They can collect my demographic and browsing/internet activity data, they can data-mine my emails. I know everything I do on a google platform is being tracked and stored and some of what I do while not on a google platform but while logged in to an active google account is being tracked and stored. I'm fine with it. Anything that I really don't want to be tracked, stored, and mined for its ability to serve me targeted ads I take steps to prevent that from happening. Usually by using a different browser where I'm not logged in to anything and not using those services.

just like I'm not deciding you're some sort of paranoid lunatic for not accepting it, don't assume that someone who is is a naive and too trusting.


Should it matter to me what you think? Who are you trying to convince of what?
 
2012-05-20 04:33:39 PM  
duckduckgo.com
 
2012-05-20 06:37:36 PM  
1. Set "basic HTML" as default view.

2. Enjoy GMail bullshiat free!
 
2012-05-20 07:42:30 PM  

IMDWalrus: kroonermanblack: Agreed. Even the search page itself now is shiatty, and I have ot use a 3rd party one. I Do Not farking well want god damned instantsearch turned on. I can spell what I want to search for, and the second or two it takes instant search to click through whatever the fark it's doing usually means I lose something while typing unless I go v.e.r.y.s.l.o.w.

You CAN turn instant search off.

The My Little Pony Killer: Google + is so desperate for users that they add you automatically when you open a new mail account.

I have a lot of friends with Google+ accounts, but nobody uses it. Depending on how Facebook goes in the future, there might be room for Google to compete later, but right now Facebook just has more users. Nobody's going to use a social network site if they're the only ones there.


Thanks. Last time I fought with it was over a year ago, when google's policy was something to the effect of 'It's an awesome feature! We don't think anyone would want to be without it! So no, you can't turn it off. Now fark off.' I get around it by using the mozilla/google home page.

digistil: entropic_existence: I have never seen any of the integration be intrusive or end up secretly sharing information with the world.

Funny story regarding that... G+ posts when you visit pr0n sites (I shiat you not). It shows as a video recommendation on your profile, but isn't visible to you... know this because a buddy of mine will never live this down. Apparently if you're already logged into your Google account, before you visit said site, this can happen.

My guess is Google sees it as a way to popularize G+. Instead it made my buddy start using FB for logins and he hasn't had the problem since.


If your buddy is using FB or G+ logins for porn sites he's a farking moron who deserves what he got. There's no good reason to do that, not even laziness. It's incredibly stupid.
 
2012-05-20 08:12:58 PM  
So with IMAP access and no G+ account, this basically means nothing to me, right?

That's what I thought.

laughing.ws
 
2012-05-20 09:18:28 PM  

kroonermanblack: ... virgin girl from jersey


Pfft, good luck.
 
2012-05-20 09:43:41 PM  

Macular Degenerate: So with IMAP access and no G+ account, this basically means nothing to me, right?


Right. Until you set up 2 factor authentication.

Do that and you'll realize how many places you have how many Google apps that need new one-time passwords. For GMail you need two: one each for IMAP and SNMP. I'm up to 9 rediculous passwords so far and that's just with one Macbook and one Android device. I have 4 more devices.
 
2012-05-20 11:48:50 PM  

kroonermanblack: If your buddy is using FB or G+ logins for porn sites he's a farking moron who deserves what he got. There's no good reason to do that, not even laziness. It's incredibly stupid.


I'm still trying to figure out if he meant using google logins for porn sites or that he was logged in to his google account and somehow the website was automatically posting things to his G+ feed that somehow he couldn't see but people in his circles could. The former sounds more likely to result in posting to your feed. Still smells fishy to me. I've never had things show up on my G+ feed coming from me that I didn't put there through some voluntary act.
 
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