Larry Page stripped Google+ head Vic Gundotra off tweeting rights after Microsoft-Nokia deal comment

Larry Page stripped Google+ head Vic Gundotra off tweeting rights after Microsoft-Nokia deal comment
"Two turkeys do not make an Eagle." That was Google Plus head Vic Gundotra’s first hot-headed reaction to the just announced Microsoft-Nokia partnership in early 2011. 

And if Gundotra thought his first tweet would go unnoticed, he was damn wrong.

Shortly after, he got stripped off Tweeting rights with a direct plea from his 'boss,' Google’s chief executive Larry Page.

Now, almost two years after that, Gundotra appears to have been right (at least for the moment), but the snarky comment made waves, quickly interpreted as a direct shot at Microsoft and Nokia.


Gundotra first confessed about his limited presence on the microblogging platform at the SMX Social Media Marketing conference. And it seems the intervention of the ‘boss’ was more of an attempt to save him from trouble. 

Here’s the full transcript of what Gundotra said on his Twitter ban:



Google+ is actually doing more than well, it’s doing brilliant, according to Gundotra. He said it is the Internet’s fastest growing social network with more than 500 million people upgrading to it, and 235 million ‘active’ users. Still far from Facebook, but definitely not bad for what was deemed to become a ghost town.

source: The Next Web

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17 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

But two turkey can make twice the Christmas!!! Yay!!! :D

6. MeoCao unregistered

But 2 eagles can make 2 turkeys. MS and Nokia used to be eagles.

2. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

"Two turkeys do not make an Eagle." hahahaha....

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It can. If an eagle kills 2 turkeys and eats it and then later mates, then the two turkeys may make a number of eagles. :)

17. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

WTH?!...hahahahahahahahaha Good one..hahaha

3. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

" He said it is the Internet’s fastest growing social network with more than 500 million people upgrading to it, and 235 million ‘active’ users. Still far from Facebook, but definitely bad for what seemed like a ghost town." it doesn't make sense i guess u mean "but definitely not bad for what ...... " ,right??! or am i missing something?!

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Absolutely, it's corrected now. Thanks!

14. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Mistake... Sorry for the Thumb Down...

5. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Social network? How many times have Google said its not a social network but an extension of their services. People only use google+ for SEO

7. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i visit g+ once in a while. but every one is on Facebook so... that's what i visit mostly.

8. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

The eagle-eyed Nokia Lumia 920 would disagree with mr. Gundotra...

9. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I need more than flashy colors on my smartphone thanks. The only thing the Nokia has going for it is the camera, and that's just in low light conditions

10. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Comparing it to the android flagship sgs3 it has: a better screen (higher res, more ppi, super sensitive touch, higher ref. rate), a superriour camera, a better os (well nhf, this is subjective), better build quality etc etc. i do agree that not all would agree but the l920 is currently one of the best if not the best smartphones around, and certainly not a turkey... p.s. plus it does have flashy colors, i love my l710 in black/cyan - it really stands out from all the black/white stuff...

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have all three - I find twitter a waste a time - FB can be fun, but I have that off right now and I barely use G+....too much social media in this world....

13. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... google+..... rotflmfao... google+...... please stop, i'm about to wet myself laughing

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats the difference between just trying to compete and getting into a online he said she said type of thing. This is something more older CEO's thats been doing this longer need to learn.

16. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Why do we need eagle anyway. Turkeys are tasty eagles aren't. Turkeys are domestic and poite. Eagles aren't. Turkeys make our feast tasty eagles doesn't. Turkey don't steal anything. Eagles steal chickens. Turkeys are better anyway.

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