Googlers Not on Google Plus: You would think that top Google execs would be avid users of Google Plus, but that’s not the reality. As it turns out, the top dogs at Google hardly use their namesake social network. Blogger Michael DeGusta posted a very informative post on the matter. DeGusta counted how many times the company’s senior management and board members have publicly posted on Google Plus, and the numbers are pretty embarrassing. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founders, have only posted publicly on Google Plus a collective total of 22 times, and executive chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t even have a Google Plus account, nor does Chief Legal Officer David C. Drummond. None of the board members have made any posts on Google Plus, and one doesn’t have an account. Only senior vp of social / head of Google Plus Vic Gundotra and svp of Chrome Sundar Pichai have made any real effort to use Google Plus: Gundotra with over 158 posts and Pichai with 58. You can bet that the Zuck is a proud and avid user of his product; so what gives with Google management’s lack of enthusiasm about their product? Mashable
Digital Age Editions: Two timeless American self-help/etiquette books have gotten Digital Age makeovers: Dale Carnegie’s 1936 classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and the 1922 guide on good manners “Emily Post’s Etiquette.” A new edition of Carnegie’s book is being reissued as “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age,” and Ms. Post’s book is being resissued as “Emily Post’s Etiquette: Manners for a New World.” While it is indeed true that the Web and all of our various gadgets that we depend on daily, hourly, by the minute have compromised and morphed what practices are acceptable when it comes to manners, it doesn’t seem like these two classic texts needed to be tampered with just to be repackaged and resold for our Facebook, iPhone, Tumblr era. According to this New York Times’ review, the original charm of the texts is lost in the newer versions. A classic is a classic for a reason — don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. Not everything needs to be updated for the digital age. NYT
Facebook Reactions to Jobs: You can always count on Facebook users for some off-color, stupid, and/or grammatically atrocious status updates in reaction to newsworthy events, and Steve Jobs’ death is no different. Check out the “30 Dumbest Facebook Reactions to Steve Jobs’ Death.” BuzzFeed
Tumblr of the Day: Your dogs waste time on the computer too. Fuck Yeah Dogs on Computers
Video of the Day: He can cook and arrange flowers. Dream boyfriend? If you are into chimps and don’t mind risking your face getting ripped off. The Daily What
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