I read these on Mashable yesterday, Monday Morning, and knew I had to spread the word.
As you can imagine, with 25 years of "virtual" experience under my belt, I pay close attention to all technology; Big companies like Apple ad Microsoft and smaller up and coming companies that have built empires on their own.
Yesterday, these two giants were airing their laundry about issues with their products. The Google+ article was actually pretty funny because it had some great quotes from the company itself!
The first thing I read was about Google and the Google+ feature. According to the Google people, they wanted a social network to compete against Facebook.
"As Google stumbled and failed and stumbled again, Facebook grew larger and more influential. By 2010, Facebook was privately valued at $14 billion and approaching 500 million users — accounts with real names, birthdays, photos, a network of connections and vibrant news feeds."
The article provided some really good comments by Google themselves about their failure to compete against the Facebook platform. In fact, the article mentioned that many Google+ employees are now employed with Facebook!
The problem Google+ has is that it doesn't offer anything "better" than facebook and most Facebook users are comfortable where they are.
So now, the plan for Google+ is to become more like a pinterest platform. So we will see what happens in the coming days for the former Facebook wannabe!
If you are unfamiliar with these platforms, you can compare my Facebook and Google+ accounts for an idea of the differences. While you are there, LIKE and comment on my Facebook and Join me on Google+!
" It’s safe to say that the majority of users are happy, but as with any new software upgrade, there are exceptions. Some are airing their grievances on Twitter, and others are doing so even closer to home."
Becoming a first end user of a new software program usually has its ups and downs and Windows 10, released July 29th, is no different! Users have found many bugs and have been unhappy with their results.
Some of the issues reported with the upgrade include:
- Minecraft does not run full screen (OMG!!!!)
- Generally Slower
- Shuts down, hibernates and reboots
As a result, many people have uninstalled Windows 10 and reverted back to Windows 8.1! I'm sure there will be improvements made but I don't have the time to wait for them right now!