Steve Gillmor says I somehow egged Robert Scoble on to this epic rant against Google on the Gillmor Gang on Friday. He’s wrong, though, I was just a spectator.
I may have said something like “Go Robert Go,” but that was after he was already running at full speed.
But this was all Google. I’ve known Scoble since 2005 and I’ve never seen him lose control like this before. But when you spam someone uncontrollably, like Google did, you can expect some anger.
No one ever got this angry at Facebook over privacy issues. If Google learns anything from this, it should be that. People hate unstoppable spam more than they hate giving up privacy, or most other things.
Or, as Scoble says:
They started pushing hundreds of shit on my calendar…They spammed the shit out of my calendar, who the fuck thought that they had access to my calendar, to put shit on my calendar. That’s my calendar, don’t touch it…straight on the fucking calendar. That pissed me off…Google is a loser in social…This is bullshit!
Only, you have to hear him to really appreciate how angry he really is.
Here’s Robert ranting on Google+ directly before the show, in a much more restrained way.