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    Google’s big experiment in social is over. Google+ launched back in mid-June and now it looks like the experiment is over. Google went super aggressive on forcing users to move to Google+ accounts on basically every service they offer. I can personally attest to the Google+ vs YouTube account...
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    Moodle user /u/NyghtRavy posted this morning an email from Reddit Co-founder, Alexis Ohanion. Thankfully after possibly the worst week for Reddit since launch, an apology arrived. “So. Things were… eventful this week. To put it mildly. It started on Thursday when we let go one of our employees, Victoria...
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