I use it this way and cannot see any other use for it.
Want to send me a message? Try email, SMS, skype.G+ and so on. Even Facebook.
Want to send me a picture - see above...
I see no other use for a 140 character max message than to replace the RSS feed
I don't know if it is a real theory but it is an item in a half written book that I may finish one day.
When humans move into space, they will move away from the need to follow any solar day. They will use a 100,000 second day. That's 27 Hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds.
It's only a minor plot item so I haven't worked it all out but there are several people here saying that they would settle into a 28 hour rhythm. I think I would too.
I picture it being like
You picture it wrong. They are unrepresentative. I am Scottish. I am also British, Orcadian, European, Western and various other groupings. The one "British" is good enough for most purposes when doing business or travelling. Scottish identifies what part of the UK and Orcadian could be my ethnicity within that. The modern trend is towards linking states, not breaking them up into non-functional bits.
Because it wouldn't work. Yes they are a long way from the control centres of an over-centralised nation. Just like Scotland. They have their own capital, state plant, legislature just like Scotland. It's a long list. It doesn't matter. Some things are best done locally - probably a lot more than actually gets done this way but some other things are better done as part of a larger system.
Nationalism is the past. History is interesting and must be known but we don't want to go and live in it. That's why our ancestors left...
Yes. I had a Gmail address long before. I also used it to log into other things. When they offer me a new service, I look and decide. I have not bought any Google books. I still have an account. Big deal.I have not made any use of their subscription music offering either but they remind me about it every time I go to listen to my own stuff.
We all know why Google likes to link its stuff? To track us better? That will be the biggest reason but it's probably just easier/cheaper that way. It makes my life easier with only one as well.
Exactly. Judging by a domain is just pointless.
Judging people by their clothing and speech patterns is too but interviewers seem to find it quite effective.
...it will fail...
What sort of time scale are you thinking of?
1 year - unlikely/No
5 years - vaguely possible but more likely to grow as it spreads around the world that people in the US are not aware of.
10 years - possible but it will be along with FB and some other things incorrectly labelled a social media like Twitter, Reddit and so on
20 years and beyond - probably but the tech world will be unrecognisable anyway.
Every computer idea will fail in the end so just saying that "it will" is about as meaningful as many politicians promises to help the poor or to keep away from rent boys.
Do You have a Google account? Then you have Google+.
Do you have a Gmail address? Then you have Google+.
Do you have access to any Google service that is specifically yours (even search)? Then you have Google+.and every other service
It's all one big system. Some services are restricted by location - Google Music for example. If you have one service, you do not have to sign up for anything else. Just sign in. There's nothing sneaky about it. If you don't want some, don't use them. If you don't have anything in Google Music, you don't have to listen to it. If you don't post on Google+ I promise not to reply...
You don't get money if you say you have PTSD.
Sometimes, you get money if you are found to have PTSD.
Apiary is to beehive as aviary is to hen house.
Apiary is certainly a valid term but not the one generally used. I think I misused the word "technical" and should have used the word "common".
I thought it was just the 29th, 30th and 31st.
The bee "box" you talk about has a technical name.
It's called a beehive.
If English is not your first language, I hope this is a useful comment and your English is better than any non-first languages I speak.