Google+ Is Like 401K For Search

February 1, 2012
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I’m trying to figure out which camera to go for: the GoPro or the Contour. When I search on Google for help in finding some way to compare, it was suggested to me to ask on Google+:

Gopro

I’m trying to figure out which camera to go for: the GoPro or the Contour. When I search on Google for help in finding some way to compare, it was suggested to me to ask on Google+:

Gopro

I then waited for someone to answer. I got nothing. Of course, I’m sure if I had the right set of connections I would have found a sweet expert opinion that could have helped with my decision and so, in a sense, it is my fault for not cultivating my network.

In the USA, a major part of the population’s strategy for retirement is the 401K account. This is an account which provides the benefits of tax sheltered investment for retirement. The only catch is that it is up to you to manage your funds to ensure that you will have any money at all when you retire. There is nothing stopping you from making a bad bet and losing it all. This is in contrast to the more staid approach of entrusting your retirement to some sort of national scheme that guarantees a pension and puts the onus on the government to ensure it.

I’m not an expert in fund management.

If Google were smart, it would have some ability to predict if my connections had the remotest chance of producing an answer (if not, why suggest that I ask the question?). Or else, perhaps it could suggest to me someone directly to ask in Google+?

Finally, let’s not forget the hilarity that ensues when one plays with this:

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