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Taking some attention away from Twitter’s IPO, Google Sets Plan to Sell Users’ Endorsements, according to Vindu Goel and Claire Miller at the New York Times. Mick Sussman there tweeted this quote from the piece: "The trick to any advertising like this is to avoid coming across as creepy." Dan Gillmor with the Guardian said, “Now Google wants to sell other people stuff based on things I've mentioned online. Sheesh.” Kevin Sablan at the Orange County Register explained, “Your face could soon start showing up in ads served by Google.” Gerry Smith from the Huffington Post put it another way: “RTs are still not endorsements, but anything you now post on FB or G+ can be.” Mathew Ingram at GigaOM deduced, “it was just a matter of time before Google pulled a Facebook.” Freelancer Barrett Sheridan put it another way: “In case you need another reason to continue not using Google Plus.” Casey Newton from The Verge thinks: “These ‘social ads’ do nothing but diminish the user in the eyes of their friends. Hostile if obvious move from Google.”

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