Kumo To Launch And Google To Roll Their Eyes

There should be an image here!Lipstick on a pig, anyone? Microsoft does somethings well. Working with software developers, the Xbox 360, Surface. But unfortunately Search is just not an area Microsoft is getting it. To me, the idea behind Kumo seems completely unneeded. Despite this, MS is ready to debut a search engine into a market that is frankly, not going to care.

Say it with me – relevancy. Not more, tired clever presentation of the same old data, but relevancy that has way to actually out do Google is what it will take for MS to have a prayer here.

And this is not even considering the fact that Google and search are basically seen as the same thing these days. How does MS plan on undoing the idea of Googling something? Hang on guys, I need Kumo that website. Seriously, it’s not going to work, no one will care, end of discussion.

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  • Janel

    I had a friend who despised nouns being turned into verbs… but Google is interchangeable… Have you googled something lately? Just at least 6 times a day. Kumo probably won’t even stagger off the floor to capture Yahoo… and that’s sad.

  • maybe

    mmm, let us wait and then see, but i have a strange feeling about Kumo, i can’t imagine to “Kumo” something rather than “Googling” it !!

  • Frank Nagassi

    End of discussion? So you’re saying that everything related to search has been done and dusted? It’s Google or nothing?

    Do you really think that in 10 years time you’ll still be searching by typing 2.4 keywords into a text-box and receiving back 10 snippets of text?

  • http://twitter.com/calittle Andy Little

    Considering there are perfectly functional extensions for Google Chrome that allow cross posting to Facebook, Google+ and Twitter as well as integrating your Twitter and Facebook feeds into the Google+ stream, it’s a pretty weak argument, Ron. #justsayin

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      You’re assuming he’s using Chrome.

      You’re also assuming that the cross posting of that nature will not create a horrid environment. Granted, I’m assuming the opposite, however I think most can agree that it’s quite annoying seeing a random tweet within a Facebook News Feed completely out of context.

  • http://twitter.com/calittle Andy Little

    Considering there are perfectly functional extensions for Google Chrome that allow cross posting to Facebook, Google+ and Twitter as well as integrating your Twitter and Facebook feeds into the Google+ stream, it’s a pretty weak argument, Ron. #justsayin

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      You’re assuming he’s using Chrome.

      You’re also assuming that the cross posting of that nature will not create a horrid environment. Granted, I’m assuming the opposite, however I think most can agree that it’s quite annoying seeing a random tweet within a Facebook News Feed completely out of context.

  • Gwenny Todd

    I have to agree with Andy, that’s a pretty weak argument. How long have you been in Google+ ? A week or so at most. No need to “delete” it . . . if you aren’t finding it to be what you want, why not just back off a bit and let it go and come back later? No need to delete it, is there?

  • Gwenny Todd

    I have to agree with Andy, that’s a pretty weak argument. How long have you been in Google+ ? A week or so at most. No need to “delete” it . . . if you aren’t finding it to be what you want, why not just back off a bit and let it go and come back later? No need to delete it, is there?

  • http://twitter.com/DragonFox713 Ravarius Castor

    I agree with Andy Little. On top of that, you dumped a site before it’s officially gone public. Let’s assume the extreme hypothetical that Google+ is to FaceBook as FaceBook is to MySpace, you’re gonna feel a little silly I imagine when you just end up signing up for G+ again.

  • Anonymous

    You closed your account because you couldn’t keep up? Who mandates that you have to be on any site 24/7? Pretty weak sauce, indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/DragonFox713 Ravarius Castor

    I agree with Andy Little. On top of that, you dumped a site before it’s officially gone public. Let’s assume the extreme hypothetical that Google+ is to FaceBook as FaceBook is to MySpace, you’re gonna feel a little silly I imagine when you just end up signing up for G+ again.

  • Anonymous

    You closed your account because you couldn’t keep up? Who mandates that you have to be on any site 24/7? Pretty weak sauce, indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/Verlier Verlier

    Weak

  • http://twitter.com/Verlier Verlier

    Weak

  • Brandon Blackmoor

    You realize this makes no sense, right. “I got a new car with a better safety record and better gas mileage, but I can only drive one car at a time, so I am returning it and driving my broken-down jalopy instead.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      Except it has not been proven in any way, shape or form that G+ has a better “safety record or gas mileage”.

      To use your analogy, why should he spend 50k on a brand new car when his ’76 Pacer is getting him around just fine?

    • Denise Jordao

      This guy (the owner of the blog) just deleted my 2 comments?? what? he Can’t face Captain Obvious??

      Again, if he doesn’t have time for Social Networks why was he so eager for a Google+ invite?

  • Brandon Blackmoor

    You realize this makes no sense, right. “I got a new car with a better safety record and better gas mileage, but I can only drive one car at a time, so I am returning it and driving my broken-down jalopy instead.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      Except it has not been proven in any way, shape or form that G+ has a better “safety record or gas mileage”.

      To use your analogy, why should he spend 50k on a brand new car when his ’76 Pacer is getting him around just fine?

    • Denise Jordao

      This guy (the owner of the blog) just deleted my 2 comments?? what? he Can’t face Captain Obvious??

      Again, if he doesn’t have time for Social Networks why was he so eager for a Google+ invite?

  • Jaison Green

    Who cares

    • Denise Jordao

      ahahahaah! EXACTLY!

  • Jaison Green

    Who cares

    • Denise Jordao

      ahahahaah! EXACTLY!

  • http://nrek.co nrek

    The vast differences between Google+ and Facebook make the point of this post moot, nearly – While facebook is a walled garden social network accepted by the masses and iterated by Zuckerberg’s team of smarties – Google+ on the other hand is a widespread integrated platform of communication with social sharing features and rich conversation that allows for non-bidirectional relationships to introduce you to new people and enrich your existing network with people you’ve never heard of nor would otherwise.

    Ron, you missed what makes G+ great on a fundamental level by simply comparing it to Facebook… At the simplest form, yea, sure it’s a social network, and there are similarities, but in the end, it’s a whole other animal and with proper use and some attention – instead of just going with what you know – could and should turn out to be a stronger resource in a shorter timeframe.

    Case & point, I have accumulated and surpassed the following I had on twitter and facebook combined (over 7 combined years of networking) in just 4 weeks, and the connections are all more engaging and provide more conversation than I’ve seen on both networks since they started.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      I definitely see your point regarding the non-bidirectional relationship, my primary issue comes with the fact that your using a bias rant to describe Facebook.

      You could just have easily described Facebook as a “widespread integrated platform of communication with social sharing features”, in fact I would say Facebook fits that description more so than Google+. I’m not saying G+ couldn’t become that further in the future, just not at this point. I’m, of course, referring to the FB “platform” (I hate that ‘platform’ is now a buzzword), and the fact that the ‘Send’ and ‘Like’ buttons permeate the internet.

      Now that I think about it, even the whole non-bidirectional relationship point is almost moot if you look at fan pages. Maybe, maybe not.

      I do agree that it is a completely different beast that needs to have some attention and time to really use successfully. I think what Ron’s point is, is that he doesn’t have the time to devote to another social network that, right now, consists mostly of tech pundits and journalists. (Yes, I understand that there are many non techies on there, but you can’t deny that normal users are the minority.)

  • http://nrek.co nrek

    The vast differences between Google+ and Facebook make the point of this post moot, nearly – While facebook is a walled garden social network accepted by the masses and iterated by Zuckerberg’s team of smarties – Google+ on the other hand is a widespread integrated platform of communication with social sharing features and rich conversation that allows for non-bidirectional relationships to introduce you to new people and enrich your existing network with people you’ve never heard of nor would otherwise.

    Ron, you missed what makes G+ great on a fundamental level by simply comparing it to Facebook… At the simplest form, yea, sure it’s a social network, and there are similarities, but in the end, it’s a whole other animal and with proper use and some attention – instead of just going with what you know – could and should turn out to be a stronger resource in a shorter timeframe.

    Case & point, I have accumulated and surpassed the following I had on twitter and facebook combined (over 7 combined years of networking) in just 4 weeks, and the connections are all more engaging and provide more conversation than I’ve seen on both networks since they started.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRMATIFGVC2Z43XKSN7YHSHM4U DLF

      I definitely see your point regarding the non-bidirectional relationship, my primary issue comes with the fact that your using a bias rant to describe Facebook.

      You could just have easily described Facebook as a “widespread integrated platform of communication with social sharing features”, in fact I would say Facebook fits that description more so than Google+. I’m not saying G+ couldn’t become that further in the future, just not at this point. I’m, of course, referring to the FB “platform” (I hate that ‘platform’ is now a buzzword), and the fact that the ‘Send’ and ‘Like’ buttons permeate the internet.

      Now that I think about it, even the whole non-bidirectional relationship point is almost moot if you look at fan pages. Maybe, maybe not.

      I do agree that it is a completely different beast that needs to have some attention and time to really use successfully. I think what Ron’s point is, is that he doesn’t have the time to devote to another social network that, right now, consists mostly of tech pundits and journalists. (Yes, I understand that there are many non techies on there, but you can’t deny that normal users are the minority.)

  • Anonymous

    Mark gonna keep your personnal info “carefully”!

    • http://twitter.com/jeffnorris J Norris

      Wow a chore? Sign up put your basic info and viola you are done. Just because these sites exist doesn’t mean you have to use them all the time. Going a day, week , month or a year without an update wont hurt you at all.

  • Anonymous

    Mark gonna keep your personnal info “carefully”!

    • http://twitter.com/jeffnorris J Norris

      Wow a chore? Sign up put your basic info and viola you are done. Just because these sites exist doesn’t mean you have to use them all the time. Going a day, week , month or a year without an update wont hurt you at all.

  • Anonymous

    If social networking is a chore, I would just quite Facebook too.

  • Anonymous

    If social networking is a chore, I would just quite Facebook too.

  • http://twitter.com/BIGELLOW Bob Bigellow

    This article was just meant to bait the trolls to drive up ad traffic. Nothing to see here.

  • http://twitter.com/BIGELLOW Bob Bigellow

    This article was just meant to bait the trolls to drive up ad traffic. Nothing to see here.

  • http://jamesbrauer.com James Brauer

    I’d say you quit a tad too early. Bet you reinstate your account before the year’s end.

  • Chadwick Horn

    Thanks for vacating an invite! I’ve been needing a few more…

  • Chadwick Horn

    Thanks for vacating an invite! I’ve been needing a few more…

  • James V Feragola

    This is the 15th post I have read about people quitting G+ and why, funny thing is that I would have never heard of any of these people or have been exposed to the article if it wasn’t for Google+, go figure. Have fun on the Titanic.

  • James V Feragola

    This is the 15th post I have read about people quitting G+ and why, funny thing is that I would have never heard of any of these people or have been exposed to the article if it wasn’t for Google+, go figure. Have fun on the Titanic.

  • http://twitter.com/marcaevans @marcaevans

    I must admit this is how I feel in a way. At the moment there is no smooth connection because Google+ is so new. I tend to use clients like tweetdeck which does bring Facebook, twitter etc together and makes it much easier to manage time. I really hope the developers decide to integrate Google+ into these clients soon.

  • http://twitter.com/marcaevans @marcaevans

    I must admit this is how I feel in a way. At the moment there is no smooth connection because Google+ is so new. I tend to use clients like tweetdeck which does bring Facebook, twitter etc together and makes it much easier to manage time. I really hope the developers decide to integrate Google+ into these clients soon.

  • Denise Jordao

    If you didnt have the time to juggle several Social Network Pages, Why did you want SOOO BAD an invite? I don’t get you.

  • Denise Jordao

    If you didnt have the time to juggle several Social Network Pages, Why did you want SOOO BAD an invite? I don’t get you.

  • Denise Jordao

    you deleted my comment?? what? Can’t face Captain Obvious??

    Again, if you don’t have time for Social Networks why were you so eager for a Google+ invite?

  • Denise Jordao

    you deleted my comment?? what? Can’t face Captain Obvious??

    Again, if you don’t have time for Social Networks why were you so eager for a Google+ invite?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

    I’m not sure why everyone thinks Google+ is some sort of God-given gift to save us from the perils of the “evil Facebook.” I’ve been using Facebook for 4-5 years, Google+ since I got an invitation a few weeks ago. The product is basically the same. But somehow everybody seems to think that while Facebook is out to take our personal information and use it to sell targeted advertising to us, that Google is just to doing this for the good of humanity. If anything, Google’s past of Wi-Fi sniffing trucks and Google Buzz identifying email addresses in private contact lists to other users should speak volumes about their real intentions here. If you aren’t aware by now, you can read a quick summary of Google’s privacy atrocities here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google#Privacy

    And yes, I know Facebook has its issues. I know Chat is awful. Everyone does. That’s why you install Skype, Live Messenger, or some other chat app and move on with life. And yes, you have to learn how to use the privacy controls to use them. Using the “recommended” defaults is never to be recommended unless you’ve read them first and you know what settings you’re agreeing to.

    So, I haven’t deleted my G+ account yet. I don’t really intend to. But I don’t really intend to post anything to it either. Google already collects enough personal information about us, so I really don’t think they need my posts to help them gather more. But nevertheless, Google+ is here and we have to learn to live with it. It’s bad enough that Google Search holds a 60+% market share. I just hope every day that G+ dies the same fate that Wave has and Buzz will.

    For those who support the movement of users off of Facebook and on to Google+, just keep this in mind: Google’s services aren’t free. The difference between using an Apple or Microsoft product and a Google product is that while you pay for Apple and Microsoft products with money, you pay for Google products with privacy. You can always earn more money; but once you’ve given up your privacy, try getting it back.

    • Bill england

      And you’re still here WHY? You are doing nobody a favor by being a naysayer on the very website you disparage. G+ is nothing compared to what Fb is doing with your info. Just because you don’t overtly SEE it, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening to you. Fb knows more about you than your own family does. Trust me!!

  • Bill england

    And you’re still here WHY? You are doing nobody a favor by being a naysayer on the very website you disparage. G+ is nothing compared to what Fb is doing with your info. Just because you don’t overtly SEE it, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening to you. Fb knows more about you than your own family does. Trust me!!

  • Charles Billow

    Ron, and here I thought I was just getting old and grumpy to have come to the same conclusion as you have! Now I can breathe easier!

  • Charles Billow

    Ron, and here I thought I was just getting old and grumpy to have come to the same conclusion as you have! Now I can breathe easier!

  • Norbert ( Bob ) Gostischa

    I may be old and sometimes I’m even grumpy but I was happy when my Google+ invite arrived.
    I’ve enjoyed it more than I ever did Facebook. I’m using Facebook strictly to communicate with the family while I’m away from home. Google+ is being used for everything else.

  • Norbert ( Bob ) Gostischa

    I may be old and sometimes I’m even grumpy but I was happy when my Google+ invite arrived.
    I’ve enjoyed it more than I ever did Facebook. I’m using Facebook strictly to communicate with the family while I’m away from home. Google+ is being used for everything else.