Sergey Brin’s Political Statement Gets Facebook Product Director To Share A Google+ LinkBy: Chris Crum - November 6, 2012
Earlier, we shared a Google+ post Google co-founder Sergey Brin posted last night about today’s elections. In case you missed it, here is what he said:
I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all — I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.
But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship. It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people. And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.
So my plea to the victors — whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit. It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.[If you agree, pass it on to your newly elected officials.]
Facebook Director of Product found the post so moving that he was actually willing to link to a Google+ post. Almost unheard of.
“I agree with this enough to link to Google+ for it,” Ross wrote on Facebook as he shared a link to Brin’s post. “Partisanship is killing America.”
79 people “liked” it.
Nothing like social media bipartisanship. Maybe this will be the first step towards a more Facebook-oriented social experience in Google search results.
Note: I’m sometimes told that people can’t tell when I’m being sarcastic, so just to be clear, that last line was sarcasm.