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Zuckerberg Quits Google+ Over Privacy Concerns 284

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the so-much-irony dept.
ianpm writes "Mark Zuckerberg has decided to leave Google's new social network because he 'doesn't want to be tracked.' In other news, the Internet's irony meter has just exploded. Robert Scoble is now the most followed person on Google+ according to The Inquirer." Most of the article is about the rankings of various G+ users with big followings. I currently have a measly 400 or so. Guess I'll never be as cool as MySpace's Tom.
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Zuckerberg Quits Google+ Over Privacy Concerns

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  • What I don't get... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Junta (36770) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @10:33AM (#36748438)

    I know a handful of 'oh hell no I'm not doing facebook' people (I'm one of them). They want meticulous control over how they communicate and with whom they communicate, and that flies in the face of the whole point of facebook. I understand this. I understand you can be meticulous and all that with facebook in theory, but then I see no benefit to using Facebook at all over other forms of communication, so why bother.

    What I don't get is why about half of the people I know who have consistently said this about facebook have started pestering me to join Google+. How the hell does Google get people to make an about face like that?

  • by Lumpy (12016) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @10:45AM (#36748560) Homepage

    And I assumed it was a fake profile.. This is incredibly funny that it really was him.

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