[Freedombox-discuss] article on Google+

Aaron Borden adborden at live.com
Wed Jun 29 17:10:42 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 08:37 -0700, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 16:45 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Here is an article on upcoming social networking enhancements to Google, 
> > called Google+. Inspirational for conceptual (and, if web-based, 
> > interface) design, and scary in other aspects.
> Indeed, I was admiring the concept of 'circles' and the integration with
> mobile. There are many scary aspects that we all know already, but I
> wanted to focus on the good news a bit. I believe that if Google+ can
> pull the rug under Facebook's feet we'll be in a much better place to
> position our FreedomBox. I wrote today on my blog:
>         The good news is that Google+ can demonstrate to all the users
>         that they don’t have to put all their data in Facebook in order
>         to get valuable information. The success of Google+ will show
>         that there are alternatives and that change is a good thing.
>         This paves the way to other changes and innovation, including to
>         the FreedomBox. Having alternatives is good, they bring choice
>         and they help breaking the habits. One more reason to push on
>         the accelerators and build the FreedomBox.
> what do you think?

Agreed! And so does today's xkcd: http://xkcd.com/918/


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