Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google+

Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google+

Summary: While some of us seriously debated about privacy and real names on Google+, Google's online social network took a populist turn with Paris Hilton's arrival.

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Those of us lucky enough to be on Google+ love it. Oh, we may get really upset about Google's real name policies, and how Google's attempts to improve it haven't gone far enough. But, we only get so passionate about it because we love it so. We love how it allows us to have intelligent, private conversations in our select circles, how we can have multiple-person video-conferences at will, and how.... who the heck let Paris Hilton in here!

Ack!

Yes. It's true. Google+ has gone from being the hangout of the technical elite and buddies to being the latest online hangout of that star of amateur porn and really, really bad reality TV, Paris Hilton.

At first, I thought maybe it was just someone pretending to be Paris Hilton, no matter what Google might have to say about 'real names.' No such luck, she's the real deal. In so much as the word 'real,' has anything to do with her. She confirmed it on her Web site.

Oh well, at least Taylor Swift isn't here yet.... What!? She is! Get out of here! Oh well, at least Taylor has real talent.

Now just so long as Justin Bieber, isn't on Google+ I guess I'll live. There are, however, at least six fakes ones and a fan club, but the 'real' one hasn't shown up yet.

I know it's only a matter of time though. Google+ has, for better or worse, become “popular.”

The horror! The horror!

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  • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

    hahhaa love this article!!!! :D lol!!
    clikonco
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

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      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @hibeyond Here i think it ought to comment. Nothing you have posted so many sites that no-one goes. I guess you could say something about Paris, everyone can say something about it. <a href="http://www.zuarticles.com">Submit Articles</a>
        kuntakinte77
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

      @clikonco LMAO. If anyone seriously thought an increasingly popular ne<a href="http://www.tran33m.com/vb/">t</a>working app that's in beta would remain "pure", I suggest they disconnect IMMEDIATELY from the interweb in all of its manifestations and find a mountain top to sit on or her<a href="http://vb.maas1.com/">m</a>it cave to hide in. Thanks for responding to the dare, Steven!
      alasiri
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

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  • only astute people get invited to google

    lame people can go only on facebook or myspace.
    google 1 - facebook 0
    Linux Geek
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

      @Linux Geek Then you've already lost your case... I mean come on a spoiled little celebutant who's claim to fame is a bad sex tape? Google+ 0 on this deal...

      Oh and by YOUR logic I'm not lame as I've been on Google+ for quite some time now. Are you?
      athynz
      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @athynz
        +1 :-)
        Gis Bun
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

      @Linux Geek <br><br>Hmmm. I'm on Google+ too so apparently I'm not lame or physically disabled in any way.<br><br>Should we have a contest to guess Linux Geek's age? I'm going for 14.<br><br><br>Now that Paris has found Google+, I won't be back there <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
      tonymcs@...
      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @tonymcs@...
        +1 :-)
        Gis Bun
      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @tonymcs@... [b]Should we have a contest to guess Linux Geek's age? I'm going for 14.[/b]

        Are we guessing his physical or mental age? I'd say physically mid 20's... mentally about 12... Good call on the contest! LOL
        athynz
  • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

    Oh no!! que horror! back to fb
    ozinanoypi
  • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

    hahaha! Don't know about her music.. but Taylor Swift is hot, she can stay. :P
    cameigons
  • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

    I do appreciate colorful news... but this belongs to tabloids not ZDNet blog... whats happening?
    prasanna_vps
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

      @prasanna_vps What happened was that my fellow journalist friend Rob Pegoraro, best known from his time at The Washington Post, double dog dared me to write about Paris Hilton on G+!

      Now you know.

      Steven
      sjvn
      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @sjvn@... Did you win or really lose in that one? ZDnet has been slipping and it's stuff like this that makes me go over to Information Weekly
        happyharry_z
      • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

        @sjvn@... If you "won" pass on some of those winnings to us poor suckers who read this...
        athynz
  • Well actually...

    I'd rather have Paris Hilton in my circle (if I was on Google+, which I'm not) than Steven J or the other PH haters above. For starters, PH helps promote a 125cc motorcycle grand prix racing team in Europe, so she's not all bad!! (And before you ask, I'm well into middle age!)
    boycottFUD
    • RE: Paradise Lost: Paris Hilton arrives on Google

      @serendipity24 and moto2 team <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/grin.gif" alt="grin">
      silvryn
  • Yeeesh!

    A real reason why you should avoid Google+ now if not for the "name" issue last weekend!
    Gis Bun