Google + Fall – bad marketing bad strategy

this post was written more than a month ago but never published, i am publishing it now; because it seams that my vision was correct G+ is losing more and more users.

will google + become the computer geeks network ?

let’s see what it offers:

it’s like facebook (google circles are like facebook lists), but it will boost what you have plused in your friends search,

let’s say you are an atheist and you like atheist websites, your friends and family are christians or muslims or whatever and

when your friend will be searching for something like God existence he’ll get directly the atheist point of view because your search will be promoted by your plus into his or her search,

now imagine a small relative that is your nephew or a family member , he’ll be searching for some answers and he’ll get yours…

the same with sexual orientation, straight, gay, bi etc…

All good, except that you might have many people starting to look at you in a weird way, or even start to be aggressive towards you.

So this is a bad concept > allowing people to influence other people search results is definitely a bad idea.

about google+ launching, open by invite and later open to all, it worked for gmail but

for a social network to work as it should, people should have friends, and they are surely not ready to strat sending invites,

google should have allowed everybody directly to import his/her contacts delaying this led to a time gap between the time when the site was most active and when people were ready to bring their friends in and now.

the site has lost a lot of it’s activity and facebook is making G+ task to attract users much much harder.


Editing Thunderbird email filters

today i decided to create some filters to get rid of some of the spamy mails (facebook, linkedin  etc …), so

after creating some,

i found myself in a situation were i needed to add several emails under the same filter (didn’t want to have many filter – each for an email) so that each filter filters a specific site even if the site has several emails.

everything was easy.(note you might have to choose between OR /And arguments : choose OR otherwise the filter will filter mails with all emails instead of any of these)

the tricky part was when i found out that there’s still another email i need to add to a specific filter …

and there was no possibility to find where these filters were located ….

so after 1-2 minutes of search on google and getting no results …

i simply remembered that when you create a new filter you have the ability to edit other filters,

EUREKA – i created a dummy filter and once i got the filters window i deleted dummy filter, and added the email in question to the other filter.

a note to: google/bing spiders, spider this post and display it instead of the bullshit nonsense you are displaying now.

the only reason i’m still using google || bing  is the lack of better alternatives , it’s a shame Mega companies with such  huge sums of money still unable to get things right.