Google Nerds Are Antsy for Google+

Google is introducing a competitor to Facebook called Google+: Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web … Google+ is a different kind of project, requiring a different kind of focus—on you. That’s why we’re giving you more ways to stay private or go public; more meaningful choices around your friends and your data; and more ways to let us know how we’re doing. All across Google. How

Gmail: Google Uses Tape Drives For Backups

Gmail screwed up yesterday due to a bug from a software update: Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That’s what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we’re very sorry. There are about 170 million Gmail users. 0.02% of 170 million is 34,000. They’re in the process of restoring all lost email, but what surprised me is they use tape

People Still Use Hotmail?

This is elitist, but it made me chuckle because most of it’s true (I’d switch Yahoo and Hotmail). I’m always surprised when I see friends with Hotmail accounts. I know one person with an AOL account. He seems to love it. Via Steve’s bloggy thing.

Google Adds Chat To Email

I noticed a new “Chat” folder in my Gmail account today: Get Google Talk so you can chat and make free voice calls with friends. Your Google Talk chat history can be automatically saved right here in your Gmail account. Also coming soon: chat in Gmail! I don’t use Google Talk often, but it would be convenient to have it integrated with email; however, I’m considering getting a new email