December 2011 Entries

Google+ isn't Google's Facebook

As vowe says, Google+ isn't Google's Facebook. I think a lot of people have struggled with the fact that Google+ didn’t meet their expectations as being a direct competitor with Facebook – including me. It’s taken a while, but with the recent addition of direct integration with Google Reader, and now with the new YouTube design, it’s all starting to make a lot more sense. As vowe says: “Google+ isn't Google's Facebook. It's the Google fabric. It's everywhere and pulls it all together”. Tags: Google Plus

Facebook’s new timeline is fairly shiny, but I wonder..

New Zealand got early access to Facebook’s new timeline feature this week. It looks shiny, however I’m wondering if it’s got potential to have an unintended side effect. The timeline is a pretty strong reminder that Facebook likes to store anything and everything you post, or that anyone posts to you. Most technical people realise this already, however the timeline is going to make that fact really obvious to a whole group of people who’ve probably never thought or cared about this before. Could be interesting.

Windows Azure beats Amazon EC2, Google App Engine in cloud speed test

Windows Azure beats Amazon EC2, Google App Engine in cloud speed test – looks like it’s definitely time to investigate Azure in more detail. Tags: Microsoft