This essay by Steve Yegge on Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook is pretty killer, I suggest giving it a read.

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  1. I assumed Google’s lack of API’s and integration was a feature, not a bug.

    I found it fascinating that Google+ never had an API built in from the get go. I assumed they were just rolling it out slowly over time as they wrote up documentation and did some last minute bug-checking. To have not even baked it in from the beginning just blows my mind. I’d have thought that was an obvious step, not something that they’d realise after the fact. It certainly does explain why they’ve been so slow to implement their API … because it never existed to being with!