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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:36:02 PM
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Re: Better to have google fiber and lost than to never have had it at all?
@Susan Fourtané. There is nothing wrong with experimenting but not at the expense of a city and its residents who are both losers in the experiment. City officials have to be smarter when allowing big companies to deploy a new product or service.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:34:16 PM
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Re: Better to have google fiber and lost than to never have had it at all?
@mhhf1ve, Sounds like Louisville was a test pilot for Google to refine that deployment process. I wonder if they ever had intentions of actually installing the fiber or was it just a ploy.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:30:43 PM
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Louisville
Ths sounds like a TV show. Louisville sounds like they have money to waste. Louisville doesn't seem to have wise politicians and stakeholders. That money could have been used by Verizon to provide broadband service to residents.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/12/2019 10:33:22 PM
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Re: Bad Politician
If it had worked out though, people would be singing a different tune about how the risk paid off. Nevertheless, Google should be responsible for its failure. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/10/2019 7:26:42 PM
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Bad Politician
Guess Google was the Mussolini of Louisville. Everyone applauded it when it first set out its vision of laying fiber. But the dream turned into a nightmare and the people's excitement turned to disappointment. It's unfortunate that a company like Google just goes in, uses a town like a guinea pig and then leaves without cleaning up the mess.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/10/2019 7:20:59 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@Susan Fourtane Would you also include AOL among the walking dead? I still have an AOL account that one day I called up at work. The "You've Got Mail" announcement elicited laughter throughout the office, but, hey, it still works.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/10/2019 2:54:53 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@mhhf1ve Personally, I haven't done it, though you would find my name there b/c one of my clients posted some of the blogs they have on their own site over on Medium as well. Why not if it's free and extend exposure and clicks back to their site? I have other clients who use it for their personal branding. I found this https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2016/07/14/medium-publishing which could explain their reasoning.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 1:38:42 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
I thought Medium had its own turmoil. It shifted business models abruptly a couple years ago and lost a bunch of authors. I thought it had turned into a marketing-esque press release playground, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/10/2019 1:09:47 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@mhhf1ve you gotta get it to fit in a Tweet. If they microblog they just thread their tweets, which gave rise to unroll apps. But I also see more and more people writing on Medium -- even companies (not to mention my daughter).

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 12:23:01 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
Blogspot/Blogger seems to be more alive than Tumblr in my opinion. I dunno if anyone at google noticed the opportunity to grab users fleeing from Tumblr... but... maybe microblogging has had its day and isn't a thing anymore?

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