Posts Tagged ‘google’

Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Bebo, Friendster, Second Life, LiveSpaces etc etc etc etc

How many of you have an account on ALL of them?
How many of you log in everyday? Or several times a day?
How many used to log in several times a day, commenting on photos, poking people, hugging, slapping, kicking, racing, feeding….and now only log in once a week?

As more and more social media networks come into existence, I wonder what makes Microsoft think it can make money by acquiring Facebook for a ridiculous sum of money and also why Google is going into it. Who makes money out of all this? And who are the biggest losers. I’m willing to bet that we, the users, will be the biggest losers. Time, money, life…all gone the ever increasing social media drain.

Several weeks after I was shown the Facebook video, a new one surfaces to reflect the reality of social media networks and their users today. The hilarity starts after the first minute or so when Tom, the founder of MySpace appears and then Friendster.


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We are finally able to go to the final frontier. Sir Richard Branson, President and Founder of the Virgin Group announced the establishment of Virgle, a joint venture between Virgin and Google to put the first human settlement on Mars.

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Yeah but if they all look like Cheryl Tweedy, they can be as loud as they want.

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Remember Murphy’s law? Anything that can screw up, will. Especially computers.

And we all know how just how reliable Microsoft is, right?

It’s not just Microsoft though…so long as it’s a computer, it will find a way, when you’re least expecting it, to kick you in the nether region (regardless of gender) and laugh in your face.

I once read that 100% of people working on computers have lost their work somehow. Thousands of computers die and/or software crashes every second, losing some, most or all of our hard work. Regardless of how advanced auto-saving and network harddrives etc are, we’re still going to lose work one way or the other.

Here’s a guide to saving yourself the pain from losing work. Here is the beginning of a series that I am devoting to these little things that we take for granted, but by paying attention to them will save us from those little pangs of depression brought forth by nasty surprises. Continue Reading »

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I am pretty – I am pretty iconoclastic and cynical, but somehow I don’t seem to mind Google that much, although it is a behemoth growing at the speed of light. In fact, I use MANY of their web apps, which I find to be very handy, and because they’re not as “pretty” as physical apps, tend to be a lot faster.

They are young – both the company and the people working there – they are rich, they have fun, and they are powerful. They are as powerful and as gigantanormous (beat that!) as Microsoft, but not at all scary. In fact, I would even say friendly, sort of like a squirrel, who comes to you and takes a peanut off your hands. And then sometimes, without you knowing, nips a little bit of your finger but you don’t notice it. Then a little more, and then a little more, ’til you have no finger left! In fact all large companies are the same, regardless of the facade and the corporate social responsibility hoozah. But, that don’t mean folks all over the dang world don’t like ya – cuz Google’s number one across the pond, ya see?

Yep, Superbrands has listed the top 100 brands in the UK and Google’s number one! After that it loses comprehension. By what count, is Microsoft the second most popular brand? The number of hate mail it gets? I’ll vouch for that. And BP!? What in the name of all that’s good is that giant no-gooder doing on that list? I used to really like Superbrands, now I think they’re just getting paid to feature these brands, which incidentally are listed below:

1: Google
2: Microsoft
3: BP
4: BBC
5: GlaxoSmithKline
6: Rolls-Royce group
7: Financial Times
8: BA
9: Fedex Express
10: Hertz