[hcs-d] Google+

Weina Scott wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 29 13:18:59 EDT 2011


I'm just pointing the downside to their ambition. They are making it  
hard for startups to compete because they are bent on dominating every  
arena. Poor Skype, I'm so sorry but Google now offers free phone calls.


  Weina



On Jun 29, 2011, at 1:13 PM, Kane Hsieh wrote:

> What's wrong with ambition? Google was started by entrepreneurs as  
> well.
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Weina Scott <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu 
> > wrote:
> But why are they doing encyclopedias? and now social networking to  
> compete with Facebook? O and the free phone calls? They want to  
> dominate the entire world wide web that's why. Google wants to be  
> number 1 at EVERYTHING.
>
> So unfortunate for the entrepreneur.
>
> I mean it is perfectly understandable since they are business, and  
> they are trying to remain hip or whatever. But it is upsetting to me.
>
> Weina
>
>
> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:55 PM, Sami Majadla wrote:
>
>> just to play devil's advocate - they also do happen to employ tens  
>> of thousands of people... most of whom i'm sure really appreciate  
>> their jobs.
>>
>> also, in looking at knol right now, it looks nothing like  
>> wikipedia. i don't think it was ever really meant to compete with  
>> that market, but that view's based entirely off of under a minute  
>> of looking at the site.
>>
>> sami
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Weina Scott <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu 
>> > wrote:
>> Well I was exaggerating there. I just don't' get why Google is bent  
>> on competing in EVERY area possible. They are making it so hard for  
>> entrepreneurs to compete. I mean Wikipedia has the whole people  
>> encyclopedia thing down. But no! Google was not pleased and  
>> released Knol. For what reason? No idea why since NO ONE uses it. I  
>> can go on and on.
>>
>> just saying,
>> Weina
>>
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Jeremy Cushman wrote:
>>
>>> I think "stick to search" is a bit strong, considering I use  
>>> Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube and Google Maps regularly, and that  
>>> their mobile OS has been the only serious competition for the  
>>> iPhone.
>>>
>>> Jeremy
>>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:26 PM, Weina Scott <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu 
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> I don't understand why the "do all good" company is so bent on  
>>>> competing in every arena possible. I mean come on. Stick to search.
>>>>
>>>> Weina
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Jeremy Cushman wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> It was boring, but that's because I had two "friends" on it (or  
>>>>> whatever they're called) so there was nothing to see.  I don't  
>>>>> see a reason to start using it instead of Facebook.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Ted Pak <tpak at fas.harvard.edu>  
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> https://plus.google.com/up/start/?sw=1&type=st
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thoughts on Google's latest attempt at social?  Anybody here  
>>>>>> try it out yet?  Current or ex-FB employees willing to say it's  
>>>>>> meh?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It seems like early press is quite positive--that's already an  
>>>>>> improvement over Buzz.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ted
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