This is good stuff.
Social Networking and a Means To Get The Word Out There you can believe in
[no pun intended - mr. pres].
I, personally, don't see ATS getting all Google-friendly as a bad thing at all ... it's not like this place isn't already 'coded' to be just that.
... 's just now there's an even better method for y'all to 'get your wurd out'.
*sheesh ... some people's kids, i swear*
From a purposeful design, internet presence and technical aspect This is but an even mOar 'teh awesome' means for y'all [ATS-ers] to have their
voices, thoughts and interests be made known to a greater audience.
Why is that always a 'bad thing' ...?
Oh. I know ... cuz 'ATS is in bed w/ teh Google'
have been into/involved with computers/the internet since the early 80's .... throughout the 'DOT COM boom' etc ... all the way through to present day
technologies and the like
have been through the vast majority of their API offerings [line by line] and the like ... to include this and many other recent 'offerings' ... new
'toys', if you will.
Google isn't by any means the 'Agent Provocateur', nor 'three letter agency front' all too many purport it to be ...
... except for those who likely have their tin wrapped a bit too tightly and 'find' a conspiracy behind every time their dog farts the 'wrong way'.
I dunno. Color me stoopid, but I've long since incorporated the same into many of the sites I manage and maintain.
Who'da thunk it?
Google offers a new/different & better than all others -type widget ... and, for a mere 'some' ... it's a goddamn conspiracy.
Get real folks [those who's dog just farted] there are far more pressing and potentially ReaL 'conspiracy trails to sniff, follow and/or get 'scent
on' than this ...
good *snip* lawd.
some people's kids, i swear.
*edit to add*
no i'm not sucking up to the hierarchy here, i don't get around this way often enough to make that a worthwhile interest or venture, but ... DAMN
when I do , and when I see some of the ridiculous nonsense posted, as has been in this thread.
It'd be funny, if it weren't so sad and obviously ill-informed/lacking sufficient, proper knowledge -like disappointing.
edit on 26-7-2011 by Annie Mossity because: (no reason given)