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Submission + - How Google+ Punk'd The Oatmeal (

ryzvonusef writes: This summer, the artist (Matthew Inman) wrote that Google+ comment threads sound like *crickets*, poking fun at the social network's lack of engagement. He also criticized not being able to “set up a fancy profile URL so I don't have to link people to ” — a made-up, ridiculously long string of random characters.

In retaliation, the Google+ team didn’t cite its user growth stats or give an excuse for why there are no custom profile URLs. Instead, Tech Crunchreports that they just redirected the vanity URL *back* to The Oatmeal author Matthew Inman’s Google+ profile .

Congrats, Matt, you’ve now got “donkey pie” at the end of your own special Google+ vanity URL.

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How Google+ Punk'd The Oatmeal

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Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.