Why is the “Net Neutrality” issue in the news again? (+other tech news too)

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Sounds like another soon-to-be Google fail

Ok, you can listen to this report (below) on the new “Google Maps Lists” or whatever it’s called. I’m going to take this opportunity to rant about Google’s marketing. (Y’all love a good rant, right?) Specifically, whenever Google tries to add ‘social’ anything to their marketing.

The fact that Google even created a ‘social’ something SEVEN FUCKING YEARS AFTER FACEBOOK is proof that Google eventually saw value in social data. But don’t expect nerds to do social well. Look at Google Plus – it’s all you need to see that the nerds at Google might never understand social.

And don’t expect nerds to be great at marketing either. Just say the phrase “Google Plus” out loud. How does it sound if you were hearing it for the first time? Most people think: “Plus what?” IT’S HORRID MARKETING. With the mysterious unclear “plus” it actually sounds like a ‘special’ or ‘paid version’ of regular Google, to be honest. Only folks who were following tech/biz news at the time (2011) knew Google Plus was the Google version of Facebook. If there’s lack of clarity in your marketing, don’t be surprised if people assume things that are way off-base! Almost six years later, tons of people STILL don’t know what Google Plus is.

On a separate, positive note, congrats to @Cheddar

An iconic store on Manhattan’s west side offers more than just “stuff”

Follow B&H; they’re an iconic store on Manhattan’s west side and if you’re ever in NYC and you’re into tech, visit. Their Instagram Stories and Snap Stories are informative and you might see a few surprise guests. Ask any experienced photographer in NYC if they’ve gone to B&H and the answer will be “Of course.”

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First astronaut to walk in NY Men’s Fashion Week: Buzz Aldrin

And yes that’s “Bill Nye The Science Guy” walking with him! LOL!

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Remember to watch Cheddar (sometimes called “the CNBC for Millennials”) Monday to Friday on FacebookLive 9am-10am ET and then again noon-1pm, and then on Twitter 3pm-4pm

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Facebook Live: Clear as day

Facebook has always made it easy for you to tell whether a live video is truly live or after the fact or scheduled to broadcast. Just look at the words next to the person’s name.

  • “is live” means the person’s live right now
  • “was live” is self-explanatory, e.g. you weren’t in time to catch it live
  • “plans to go live” means the person has a show on tap. Look for the convenient reminder button and click it so you don’t miss it

Remember to visit the #LivestreamedLivelihoods column at Small Business Trends

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