Nick Bilton has a theory: that the Google+ and Facebook mobile apps suck because Google and Facebook are filled with pale, pimply nerds sans social lives who haven’t seen the sun in seven months, and who couldn’t possibly comprehend the outside world, where smartphones are whipped out on a regular basis for finding directions, lunch deals, and the occasional phone-off competition.
Nick Bilton has, what in polite company would be called a mild case of stupid. In less polite company, a brain fart.
Bilton’s argument is lazy, indefensible, and horribly researched. He doesn’t quote actual Googlers; his conjecture is based on his own idle musings, running wild, no doubt, on a slow news day. He’d be forgiven if his pulpit was his couch and his audience his own thoughts, but such a sloppy article on NYT deserves to be taken to task.
I have my fair share of brain farts. But I usually choose to not make them public.