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« Reply #200: February 18, 2010, 11:20:14 PM »
saw someone post this in my stream on Buzz, thought it was funny.


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« Reply #201: February 19, 2010, 12:06:20 AM »
*snicker*

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« Reply #202: February 19, 2010, 12:39:46 AM »
are any of you following the privacy concerns around foursquare?  If you visit a location and check-in from that location, you become "mayor", you also alert everyone in the world via twitter that you are away from home.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/18/foursquare-please-rob-me/

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« Reply #203: February 19, 2010, 02:08:14 AM »
are any of you following the privacy concerns around foursquare?  If you visit a location and check-in from that location, you become "mayor", you also alert everyone in the world via twitter that you are away from home.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/18/foursquare-please-rob-me/



foursquare is not google, so people don't care about any privacy concerns with them.

but the please rob me website does make legitimate points.

if foursquare were a Google product, there would be endless nagging about the privacy concerns of letting the entire world know exactly where you are, but since its not, people keep on happily using it.

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« Reply #204: February 19, 2010, 07:53:42 AM »
that's sarcasm, right? :-)

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« Reply #205: February 19, 2010, 08:39:31 AM »
<People are picking on Google>

Suggest you look up "availability heuristic."

Also, Google is huge, so I would expect them to get more press when they eff up vs some site no one's ever heard of.

but the please rob me website does make legitimate points.

Funny you mention that site, I just stumbled across it the other day.  It does make a good point, but unless you actually know the person there isn't any way to determine a twitter-ers location from their twitter profile is there?

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« Reply #206: February 19, 2010, 09:46:05 AM »

Funny you mention that site, I just stumbled across it the other day.  It does make a good point, but unless you actually know the person there isn't any way to determine a twitter-ers location from their twitter profile is there?


to me it seems less like a site for robbers and more of a site for stalkers and abusive exs

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« Reply #207: March 18, 2010, 09:57:25 PM »
Speaking of Google...

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article7066924.ece

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Google, Intel, Sony to join forces on 'Google TV'
Reports suggest that Google has joined forces with Intel and Sony to build a set-top box that will bring the internet to TV screens

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« Reply #208: March 18, 2010, 09:58:26 PM »
So, WebTV 2.0?

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« Reply #209: March 18, 2010, 10:01:30 PM »
So, WebTV 2.0?

Wouldn't it be 3.0?  If you count AppleTV I mean.  The article was kind of scant on details, but I would expect Google to learn from the mistakes of previous attempts.  A cheap easy-to-use box for streaming Hulu, Youtube, etc. could have some success, especially if they partner with big networks to allow streaming of popular shows (with ads, of course).

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« Reply #210: March 18, 2010, 10:02:48 PM »
Speaking of Google...

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article7066924.ece



yawn at this.

webtv sucked ass. i tried it back in the day. this is going to be webtv redux.

if I want the internet on my TV, I'll buy a PS3 and be done with it. but really, i want the internet on a computer, and on my portable device, not on my TV. I want my TV for watching TV and gaming. not gonna waste a crapload of money on a set-top so I can google search from my TV.

I wanna hear more about Google's broadband plans, not this bullcrap.

also, I wanna know when the freak Gmail offline will work on Linux. Google and Apple has been preaching this HTML5, it's about time they start showing the effin results from it, besides a few youtube videos.

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« Reply #211: March 18, 2010, 10:05:03 PM »
Read my second post and re-consider.

You wouldn't pay 50 bucks for a simple box that makes tons of shows available any time and puts them on your TV screen?

Granted, I'm just guessing here.  I can't believe Google would be stupid enough to do what you describe again.

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« Reply #212: March 18, 2010, 10:05:28 PM »
Wouldn't it be 3.0?  If you count AppleTV I mean.  The article was kind of scant on details, but I would expect Google to learn from the mistakes of previous attempts.  A cheap easy-to-use box for streaming Hulu, Youtube, etc. could have some success, especially if they partner with big networks to allow streaming of popular shows (with ads, of course).
Actually, I just found out that there was "MSN TV 2" so it would be 3.0.  Apple TV is more of a media player.  There is no native browser.

From what I understand, this thing is supposed to be "internet on your TV".  I'd be all over a box that could stream Hulu.  I wish the Roku could.  It's already a great Netflix streaming device plus MLB.tv if you're a subscriber.  If this Google TV thing did Hulu though, I'd be highly tempted.

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« Reply #213: March 18, 2010, 10:07:39 PM »
Read my second post and re-consider.

You wouldn't pay 50 bucks for a simple box that makes tons of shows available any time and puts them on your TV screen?

Granted, I'm just guessing here.  I can't believe Google would be stupid enough to do what you describe again.

only if it was sufficiently capable of replacing regular cable/satellite TV.

I won't pay for both, plus internet access for my computer(s), and if I need to choose, I'd choose the regular cable/satellite TV every time.

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« Reply #214: March 18, 2010, 10:09:11 PM »
only if it was sufficiently capable of replacing regular cable/satellite TV.

I meant 50 bucks to buy the box outright, no subscription.  Considering it's Google, I'd expect most of the content to be free (read: ad-supported).  I don't watch a whole lot of TV, so I'm not sure how that would compare.  In my experience the ads on streaming online shows are far less obnoxious (and less frequent) than the ones on actual television.  Also far fewer boner pill commercials :lol:

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« Reply #215: March 18, 2010, 10:11:57 PM »
I don't know why Hulu is so up tight about streaming on a TV.  It still has ads.  I'm fine with watching ads.  I just like to be able to watch the shows on my time, not when they decide to air them (ie when I'm at work usually).

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« Reply #216: March 18, 2010, 10:18:15 PM »
I meant 50 bucks to buy the box outright, no subscription. 

if it streamed Hulu, i'd have to at least take a look at it. i can't see this thing not having a sub though.

consider the other companies involved.

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« Reply #217: March 19, 2010, 11:23:48 AM »
I just completely deleted Buzz and my Google Profile.

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« Reply #218: March 19, 2010, 11:25:05 AM »
I just completely deleted Buzz and my Google Profile.

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« Reply #220: March 19, 2010, 11:35:10 AM »
what?

You defended that garbage to the end of the Earth and back. It's a horrible product. They screwed up the marketing of Wave so they forced this Buzz crap on everyone, and you ate it up and naged about all the nagging. Then you dropped it like a hot potato.

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« Reply #221: March 19, 2010, 11:42:21 AM »
You defended that garbage to the end of the Earth and back..

I did not.

i ridiculed the whining about "privacy issues" yeah, but that was less about Buzz itself as a product, and more about me nagging because people are stupid.

Its not horrible. it just needs work.  it's got potential, but it also has faults, namely sluggish performance in my case. but as it is, I barely use it. especially since only Android phones can use the mobile version. I don't use Buzz nearly as much as I use Twitter. I am on Twitter every day. I have to remind myself to use Buzz.

I think that @anywhere is going to do what Google Friend Connect does, only better. so I am choosing to roll with @anywhere, rather than continuing to roll with GFC.

anyway, my GMail is now much faster now that i've removed Buzz from it.  i'll take another look at it when they release a standalone client....if I can log in with @anywhere.

as much of a google fanboy I am....I am also a Twitter fanboy.

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« Reply #222: March 19, 2010, 12:26:17 PM »
there was no condescension there when I typed it. you must have put it there.

i ridiculed the whining about "privacy issues" yeah, but that was less about Buzz itself as a product, and more about me nagging because people are stupid.

Me and my crazy imagination! :rofl:

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« Reply #223: March 19, 2010, 12:48:19 PM »

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« Reply #224: March 19, 2010, 12:50:45 PM »
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