telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


I suck at Google+

It's sad to admit, but true. I was asked for my Google+ profile URL, and I had to google what it was and how to find it. Let me tell you, it's a damn ugly string of shite.

And then I started looking through all the updates in my Google + profile. Huh, seems like almost all my friends tend to suck at it as well. Most of the updates are cross posts from Facebook. I guess that's a good sign, I'm in good suckiness company. In a quick scroll through, I've only got 5 friends who are posting anything, and three of them are cross posting.

I used to LOVE Picasa Web Albums, but when they integrated with Google+, I gravitated towards just putting pictures into FB. Now I see that there are all my old Picasa Web Albums in Google+. I've got to think about that more - sigh. I've got digital dandruff all over the place, but that's another blog article entirely.

Is Google+ ever going to take off? It's unlikely. I use Google for virtually everything:

  • tracking stock
  • search
  • math
  • mail
  • Google Drive

But I don't use it for social media. I even use LinkedIn more than Google+.

Am I lame? (don't answer that)

I just don't have a compelling reason to use it. If you're a Google+ user, what's *your* compelling reason?