what is Google+ ???

It’s new.

It’s somewhat similar to Facebook.

It’s by invitation only, so far. (I could send you an invite if you are interested.)

Click PLAY or watch a brief intro on YouTube.

It’s getting heaps of praise from experts.

Facebook is worried.

The little Google +1 symbol is similar to the Facebook LIKE button, but it’s more powerful. When you click that +1 it tells Google to recommend that page in Google search.

I’m just experimenting with the new social network now. So far I like it better than Facebook. In any case, it’s nice to have some real competition for Facebook for the first time.

read more on how it works – Google, takes on Facebook

Zuckerberg cover of MAD magazine

I’ve got to read this edition … Perhaps the first MAD magazine I’ll have read in 30yrs.

… When TechCrunch asked Mad Magazine editor John Ficarra why Mark was on the cover of his humorous periodical, Ficarra replied, “It was a pure business decision. We got a cool $2 mil from the Winklevoss twins to ‘poke’ him a new one.” …


The Social Network … really?

It’s a good movie.

No question. Everybody agrees.

The acting was good. I was especially impressed with Justin Timberlake.

But if it wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, this will be the weakest to do so since Shakespeare in Love.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

They got a main plot line of the movie wrong. Mark Zuckerberg’s had the same girlfriend since the early days of Facebook. He didn’t invent the site to pick up chicks.

things getting better – teenage girls

As a gymnastics coach, I work with a lot of teenage girls.

Troubled teens, I’m oft to call them.

Over my lifetime I’m convinced that young ladies have gotten more confident, savvy and funny.

I first started noticing the trend in the mid-1990s. Teen girls were smart, organized and independent. Teen boys were … the same. Teen boys.

The internet, especially Facebook, has really liberated their creativity. I’ve seen stats showing over two thirds of the posts are by females. But the GOOD posts are about 90% female.

Facebook has not changed teen boys one jot.

Girls are better communicators than boys. And Facebook gives them the chance to really go crazy.

In this Facebook photo one girl is proposing marriage to another. She’s even offering a ring.


… Am I wrong?

I’ve never had anybody else concur with my theory.