[hcs-d] Google+

Joe Zimmerman joe at hcs.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 29 13:39:47 EDT 2011


+2

I will note that even if the Big Company can do something and do it fast, if
they're Doing It Evil -- e.g., not preserving privacy or user autonomy --
then it does make sense to support an startup who is Doing It Good. It also
makes sense to support another Big Company who is Doing It Good.

-Joe

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Justin Lanning
<jlanning at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:

> +1
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
>> Weina,
>>
>> If you think that established companies should yield their competitive
>> advantage in favor of helping new entrepreneurs, I cannot help but
>> prolong this flame-war and publicly insist that you are dead, dead
>> wrong.
>>
>> Entrepreneurship is about doing something that the Big Company can't do.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Weina Scott
>> <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > 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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