Enough was enough. I switched from watching the World Cup on ESPN to Univision. Can only understand a handful of words, but there is so much more excitement. Even Sara who was just hearing it in the background asked why it suddenly got more interesting.
This is one of the more ridiculous overreactions I’ve seen in a while. Chobani had a slogan that said:
"Nature got us to 100 calories. Not science. #Howmatters "
People were outraged (yes, outraged about yogurt) because it was attacking the sacrosanct Scientific Method. Y’know, NOT simply making a clever claim that it’s only using natural ingredients instead of artificial chemicals to get to 100 calories.
Chobani removed the slogan and apologized for being too clever for its own good. That was apparently too much for this poor, beleaguered blog writer to take, so he wrote this scathing response. About yogurt. Because they had it coming.
Those of you who are scientific minded, give it a read. Look at the tantrum being thrown & the folks rushing to his defense (even though the majority of folks seem to respond that this is an overreaction). Now you know how it feels when some Christian loses his/her mind over Disney, Harry Potter, etc. & is paraded as the mindset of our community while the cooler heads are ignored.
Rochester, MN, and the Mayo Clinic are surreal. It’s like some cutting edge, futuristic city was plopped in the center of farm land.
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Born Today- Charles Horace Mayo- wikipedia Charles Horace Mayo From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Horace Mayo Colonel Charles Mayo in the US Army Medical Corps Reserve Born July 19, 1865 Rochester, Minnesota Died May 26, 1939 (aged 73) Chicago, Illinois Citizenship U.S. Nationality Americ…
ATTENTION: Your Google+ Profile might have been ripped off
If you are a long term Google+ user chances are very high that your profile has been ripped off by a site called friendsonomy.com.
Here is my fake profile they had created based on what they were able to gather from Google+: http://friendsonomy.com/id/113892533324638730943# What they can’t read from your public profile is filled out with bogus data, e.g. almost everybody on this page is claimed to have an Age of 33, lives in the US, is 5 years in business and has an MBA. Depending on what you share publicly other data may have been filled in here.
Want to see whether you are affected, too? Just enter the URL http://friendsonomy.com/id/ into your browser and add your Google+ profile ID at the end or Google for “friendsonomy <your name”
What can you do against that? Unfortunately there are neither contact information nor any other possibilities to contact the owners of this site available. A whois search for the site (whois.net/whois/friendsonomy.com) points to privacyprotect.org - a service that anonymizes hides the owners. It’s up to you to decide what the reasons of the owners are to do that. So the only way to complain about a site ripping off your profile information to create fake profile is by using the contact forms on privacyprotect.org, where you can contact the domain owner as well as report abuse. I did both.
+Vic Gundotra, can you please help us, e.g. by blocking the domain friendsonomy.com from referencing our profile pictures on their sites. Friendsonomy is not copying our pictures, they are referencing them directly from Google+, so it’s easy to at least block our images from appearing on their site.
Few people get G+ better than +Amanda Blain, and here she is again telling the world that Google+ is a real deal. I agree.
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Google Plus Ghost Town? My Open Letter to The Misguided Reporters
Know what the common theme is between all these “ghost town posts”? No interviews. No named sources. Lots of reporters who never used it. A quick search usually shows that the reporter has not used Google+ themselves. Likely to not even post the article they just wrote about the platform. In fact most have less than 20 people circled and more often than not… have never even posted. Awesome. Good Reporters generally go out and interview people who are involved with something before they write a story, if they themselves don’t have first had experience. This is fringe opinion piece media. Yet tons of these garbage articles keep getting posted on major tech publications presenting like its the facts.
I figured it was time I wrote a letter to these reporters. Please media… realize that I have tried to reach out and talk to many of you, do interviews, and help you get these points, but too many times you tell me “your company doesn’t care about writing about the positive sides of Google+” or that “other stories are more important than G+ success”. Yet whenever anything could possibly be seen as negative about G+, all of your websites light up with a million ghost town posts. It’s time the users of G+ spoke out… I’ll start. Here are my thoughts for you.
Dear Reporters Who Can’t Be Bothered To Learn About Google+ Before Writing Your Ridiculous Articles About It;
I know this is going to be hard for some of you. You have been a good tech writer, involved in social media probably for awhile, and spent time building up your Facebook account and Twitter profile. When Google+ came along, many of your company Tech websites had already done things like integrate Facebook comments or sometimes heck, even invest in Facebook themselves! You certainly didn’t have time to get involved in another social network, and come on.. “Google has never got social”. Your mom isn’t there. Google+ is obviously a ghost town. Right?
One of the nice things about being muddled is that I don’t much care about what people think. The downside is that you probably will hear from me less. Or maybe that’s an upside for you. I don’t know. I’m not paying much attention of late, and that’s alright.
Part 2 of +Jo Anne Thomas's story. It's not easy, but it needs to be heard.
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Ryan, Glaxo’s Non-Viable Fetus - Part II - The Twists Joanne Thomas - Paxil Birth Defects Mom Continuing on from Part I … In brief, Joanne Thomas filed a Paxil birth defect lawsuit against GSK in 2006. GSK argued that she was out of time. [Statute of Limitations] The Judge and subsequent appeal panel agreed …
h/t to +Sean Guenther This seems to be making the rounds, but doesn’t hurt to make sure everyone knows about this. If you use the Internet (and you are because you are reading this) this impacts you, and you need to look. In fact, Canada froze online tax filing because of this bug. Time to brush up those passwords, but make sure a site has patched this hole before you update on the site.