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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Yesterday was Goldman, today its Google!

"Why I left Google" - an interesting piece from a former employee on the negative impact that Google+ has had on the company (in his opinion, of course). My favorite quote:

"As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn’t part of it. People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus from Facebook never materialized. I couldn’t even get my own teenage daughter to look at Google+ twice, “social isn’t a product,” she told me after I gave her a demo, “social is people and the people are on Facebook.” Google was the rich kid who, after having discovered he wasn’t invited to the party, built his own party in retaliation. The fact that no one came to Google’s party became the elephant in the room."

Here is an article about the post, and the actual post itself.



Trin Café said...

I can see myself using Google+ more often. I like the concept behind sharing and collaboration, breaking the norm of the solitary trolling other peoples FB page.

Anonymous said...

Hello Xers :)

To further David's question, a couple of posts back, I was wondering if people are still finding enough opportunities (15 to 20 every week) using 15 minutes or 30 minutes charts with classic X method. Also, what is average win vs average loss on those trades. I am finding that although I do find 3 to 4 opportunities every day, but avge win:avge loss ratio is about 1:1 to 2:1 (max). (Hard to find a big winner). I wanted thoughts from others who are trading X method or its variation. I was wondering if it is time to move to smaller time frame charts (5 min, 2 min).


Rob said...

Google+ is a ghost town!

Roger said...

Tajir, I find a handful every week on the 30, but not 15-20. Add in the 15-min and I find a few every day, but still not that many. I don't know that I could trade that many (not from a capital perspective, from an attention perspective).

Anonymous said...

I agree. There were a lot of my Facebook friends who said they loved it early on, but all of them are back on Facebook and none of them are using Google+ any longer.