[hcs-d] Google+

Weina Scott wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 29 13:22:07 EDT 2011


It is called being greedy, just saying.

W

On Jun 29, 2011, at 1:18 PM, Weina Scott wrote:

> 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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