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Google+ Chief Grounded from Twitter by Larry Page

theodp (442580) writes | about a year and a half ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Vic Gundotra, formerly Sr. VP of Social (and now, of Engineering) at Google, and head of the company’s social networking service Google+, hasn’t posted anything on his Twitter account since July 2011. Why? Responding to a question about his own social networking behavior at SMX 2012, Gundotra explained that he was asked by Google CEO Larry Page not to tweet anymore. 'I was asked not to tweet again.' Gundotra said (video). 'I was asked not to do that by my boss [Page]. I tweeted a tweet about two companies [Microsoft, Nokia] that went viral, went very very viral and made a lot of headline news.' So, what does it say when the Google CEO who reportedly tied all Googlers' bonuses to social networking apparently finds it too dangerous to permit the head of Google+ to participate in social networking?"

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It's called "Don't make unnecessary enemy" (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year and a half ago | (#42305843)

It's not about social networking - the whole thing is about not making enemies necessarily.

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