Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What Papa means about Google and half true Marketing

Hi, dear blogger friends,
first time post without any photos. It's strange - and I do not like the situation at a

OK - look here then
(I do not expect you to comment, unless you read the whole post and have some qualified opinions of what is really happening in the World just now - but you can read, and say nothing - at least you'll learn more about me)

We have all read about the World Wide Financial Crises in the past weeks. I must admit:
My advice is very Simple:
Jail the greedy bosses - not the piano player - which was never teached about how those complicated "papers" and "securities" and "obligations" and "value papers" and what ever creative names they where given - the reality behind.
And, not only put them (these bosses) behind locked doors: Confiscate all their fortunes - and return it to the people that have had trust and saved their money in their institutions.
For pensions. For the safety of family future. Kids and old relatives. For homes. For small businesses. Why? Because they have committed a crime. It has absolutely nothing to do with free enterprise and economic systems to do. Not at all.

We are talking about greed. Like Dictators. Like "Mafia". Or, whatever you call greedy people.

Have we never learned from 500 years back when Tulip onions were sold? They did split up the Tulip onion and sold the feed in a tempo that the Nature simply could not live up to.

And now - Google try to do the same. I've sent this message around this evening - To FaceBook Friends around the Globe. Are Google just a "Booble"? Ask yourself. I do.
With reasons, to be frankly: Avoid any sign of greed and signal of "We have Market Power".
They will never, ever think about you, the ordinary consumer.

Here is a touch of what I pretended to post since Saturday:
Oslo in the late Autumn - both Historical and present and "folklore" + our Cats.
But then Google told me: Pay before posting. Without any Warning. This is bad business behaviour and a Customer treatment that only will end up as a very bad investment for Google Stockholders. Sic. Stick to companies that provide water, in a deseant way. Stay Green.

Here it is: My writing to Google, this afternoon.
(May it help to tell them, or have Google been too big and neglegting the original Internet Idea and the Communities? A simple question)

Some very few Months ago, I was informed of a new fantastic option as a user of Blogger: All your Photos on your blog will be stored in a Picasa web-album. Wow. (I've installed and used Picasa for a long time on my own computer). Ok - that was the information given. How stupid can one be when Google has taken control over Blogger? They ask (demands) for a gMail account. I've a Yahoo e-mail account (how many should one have? + job-accounts) Then last Saturday, when uploading a photo to my blog: You have passed your account's limit on your Picasa album storage. What? Who told me about a limit? What sieze? Not Google. Nobody. http://toraa.blogspot.com I followed the instructions to find out. Can you believe it: The only answere is: Buy space or you can have some more for free if you open a gMail account. Reminds me of MS. Far away from open standards and free use of the Internet. So I wrote this comment on their Question how to Help better: I asked a simple question: How to get rid of Picasa storage on Blogger photos. I've never asked for that option. Just told what a fantastic new feature to blogger. To pay for it? Not at all mentioned. I have Picasa installed on my own Laptop. If this option will not be a free option, and clearly outspoken the limit of free space: I'll quit Blogger and Google. And blog about this greed on other blog-providers, like WordPress and even on FaceBook. So hereby you are warned: Google do think they are in the same position as Microsoft was (They seems to be more open these Days) - creating de fact monopoly.
Avoid Avoid Avoid

Regards Tor with Internet experiences since the 1990'ies

Hope you got something to think about

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Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yikes, this doesn't seem right at all. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

October 29, 2008 2:25 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

That's a bit rude of Google. Sure it's not a hoax? If they start asking me for payment, they can take a running jump and I'll get rid of all Google stuff off my computer.

Thanks for the warning, Tor.

October 29, 2008 9:25 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Well, I've already answered this at Facebook, so I won't write the same thing again. I'll just say that this is only one of the things that I don't like about using Blogger as a blog platform. But people are used to it and won't listen - until it happens to them. It's that very normal behaviour of: it will never happen to ME, I guess :-)

Just the thought of that you DON'T HAVE ANY BACKUP DONE OF YOUR BLOG, would make me scared as h*ll. Especially compbined with the fact that there is blogger's that have lost their blogs without further notice....

It's a sad story. I hope you get something going soon anyway, I'd hate to see you quit blogging!

October 29, 2008 6:32 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

Tor, I do miss your photos. You are right, it is not the same with out them. I would hate to see you loose all of your blogging history. It is a shame about Google and their bad choices.

October 30, 2008 2:01 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This sounds dreadful. These company's get so High-Handed...! I don't know what one can do about all that....But it surely is a mess!

October 30, 2008 9:08 am  
Anonymous claudie said...

Pierre installed me my own domain. And if I pay something each year i am the master of my blog. When I had a blog on window msn I put a photo with buttocks of one of my prefered singer Polnaref and they sent me the order to take off this porno picture!!! So I disleted this blog! J'étais très choquée! Une insulte pareille parce que j'ai publié les fesses de mon chanteur alors qu'on les a vu dans tous les kiosques à l'époque!
L'Amérique puritaine n'est vraiment pas à mon goùt! Vive la liberté d'expression!

October 30, 2008 9:14 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Tor: I am just catching up on your blog, as I am on vacation in Florida until near the end of November. I hope all went well at Ruben's gravesite. My heart goes out to you and your family.

October 30, 2008 9:29 pm  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I haven't heard from you in quite a while. I hope all is okay. I miss you. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

October 30, 2008 10:23 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

I must admit, I have never hear of anything like this, but well: Maybe it don't surprise me.

Google gives of course some good services, but also I'm concerned about their position and by that, their power. Especially when they behave like that.

Maybe you should try - Like Lifecruiser also have mentioned - a more open and less bundled platform like WP?

October 31, 2008 12:16 am  

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