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Google Reader Integrated Into G+

Google Reader Integrated Into G+

The anticipated integration of Google Reader and Google+ launched on Halloween. No comment on the choice of roll-out. In addition to forcing customers to share through Google+, Google redesigned the user interface. Information density is reduced; the number of headlines I can scan on a page dropped from 25 to 16. The implications for government blockage demonstrate the law of unintended consequences. Google reader does not have a unique domain name, like other Google products. The URL … Read entire article »

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Google+ traffic down 60%! Or up 480%! Or maybe flat!

Google+ traffic down 60%!  Or up 480%!   Or maybe flat!

There are a lot of stories floating around about how Google+ traffic is either plunging or soaring.  As far as I can tell, they all stem from a report by Gabe Donnini of Chitika called Failure to Launch: Google+ Growth Spurt Short Lived The data shows that, on the day of its public debut, Google+ traffic skyrocketed to peak levels. But, soon after, traffic fell by over 60% as it returned to its normal, underwhelming state. … Read entire article »

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