This is the coolest thing.
“Don’t Be Evil” tool cuts back on Google’s self-promotion: Remember Google’s new social search feature? It features results from your friends — and Google+ accounts — before other results, even if the other social sources are more popular than the Google+ account. The new “Don’t Be Evil” extension “looks at the three places where Google only shows Google+ results and then automatically googles Google to see if Google finds a result more relevant than Google+,” according to Focus On the User. Would you install this? source
Google, I love you dearly, but you really do need to stop the obnoxious Google+ self-promotion. Face the fact that it’s not as popular as you’d like and move on. That, or give it a major overhaul to attract more users. But don’t push it on us.
I’ll be using this extension.
Very simple. Courtesy of GHacks, link to Lifehacker.
It’s much cleaner and user-friendly, in my opinion. Hopefully they stick with it.
Holy shit. I just found a reddit thread that went through the solution for their third challenge, and wow. Google doesn’t mess around. That was a triple or quadruple-tiered puzzle right there.
Shortly after Google+ went public, its user base skyrocketed literally overnight and then almost just as quickly plummeted back to number just above when it was launched. What happened? Part of it surely is just the natural cycle of involvement— it’s new, so people check it out and then it’s not so new anymore, but the drop was deeper than that, there should have been some retention, but there was almost none.
And this perfectly illustrates why I only ever use Google.
Google demonstrates the importance of education.