24 March 2013

Google Plus. You are mean.

From the title it seems like I'm going to talk directly to google+.
But i'm not, i'm going to talk to you, so we can gossip together about google+ behind it's back.
(note: this is NOT an anti-gplus conspiracy in any way)





Google, this large company. I've got to love their Gmail and maps. I've used Picasa  and Youtube and even created a blog. Not to mention the search engine, which is obviously the best with a difference (in my opinion).

The creation of Google+ , was too much. Who needs google plus? We have twitter,facebook and many more platforms...What does Google + offer that is...plus?
It connects your blog with the gplus platform. Why? To get your circles (friends,work,public...) to check out your posts. Bloggers have been forced  to make an account at gplus. (yes I felt forced to).

I thought ''If google wants us to create a gplus account, to promote our blogs and/or connect with friends, i'm going to use it just for the blog part'' I also said to myself ''I should add all my readers to my circles? I think I can manage that, or I should, as google reader is shutting down aha''
>> (yes, i've heard that google reader is shutting down, so , to keep viewing your fav blogs you have to follow via gplus or twitter,fb,bloglovin...)

So basically, to keep your readers, and to read their blogs, you need to connect with them with gplus.
It's not all that bad , no?
Well yes.
Google + is designed with a facebook idea, to have your REAL NAME EXPOSED. I thought '' I'm not going to display my real name, because i'm using this only for blog purposes. And I have facebook with my real name and friends''

It asked for a name and a surname. I typed 'bahbohh' ...and as a surname?? I tried Bah Bohh, but then it appeared everywhere as bah bohh, I don't want it separated!
I tried Bahbohh Ines. This worked...Then I had an other idea, Bahbohh Blog. But it would not let me because 'blog' is not a real name...
>> (I instantly thought of Kim K and Kayne West's child. They are planning on calling it NORTH West. ahahah no google + for this kid !)

I was about to try an other option but before I could think of anything, a message popped up. ''Google + allows you to change your name up to 3 times a year'' ...
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As a result I am bahbohh ines on gplus.
And I am very mad at them. ''You cannot put the name you want'' ''share all your posts on g+'' ''get all your friends on g+'' ''share your life on g+''...Enough.

So, what do YOU think about google+? Is it a useful tool to you? Or do you dislike it's policies?

UPDATE:
I found a way to remove all my personal information from gplus. Now you can only see my picture, name and email. alright. ALSO I managed to UN-LINK the blog from the g+ account!! (go to linked profiles, its next to one of the other little circles when you go to 'edit profile') Now, google plus. PEACE.

Update 2015:
Who even remembers Google+ anymore?

02 March 2013

Instagram REAL camera (socialmatic)

“Instagram Socialmatic Camera”
It is based on the making of a digital camera,
With the design of the 'instagram' icon, that has polaroid functions.

What??

Yes! Combining the old with the new media,thats what socialmatic camera is. (Hipsters will love!)
Its use starts by snapping a Picture, (with its touch screen,like on your smartphone), then applying your favorite instagram filter (if desired), and finally sharing online or printing! (The paper where it is print, has a sticker behind to stick your creation anywhere!)
There is a space in the lower part of the photo,where you can write a little message (text or handwritten).

For an easier sharing, a QR code is created, so you can follow the comments shared on facebook,twitter,instagram...

Obviously,this new era camera, has wifi connection,bluetooth, 4:3 touch screen, 2 lenses, 16 gb of Memory, zoom, flash light, LED light and an intern printer.
The estimated price is 300 dollars,270 euros
This amazing camera-gadget will be released at the end of this year,
do you WANT it? Or do you NEED it?
xx
Bahbohh