The Oatmeal is home to some of the Internet’s best comics ever. It’s crazy popular too, with over 685,000 likes on Facebook and 300,000 followers on Twitter. So if they published a comic bashing Google+ and the absence of users on the network, then it’s bound to get noticed–even by the big shots over at Google.
Despite that, Mr. Oatmeal aka Matthew Inman still uses Google+ to interact with his fans. It was also there where he posted a status criticizing how Google+ lacked features that would make it easier to use, like customized profile URLs. He then takes a swipe at the network by saying how he has to link people to uber-long URLs like http://plus.google.com/blergasdf1234thimbleturdorgasm99meat poopypoopxv9donkeypie just so they can get to his page.
So what does Google do?
They take that insanely long string filled with nonsensical words like ‘thimble’, ‘meat’, ‘poopy poop’, and ‘donkey pie’ and turn that into Inman’s very own personalized Google+ URL. How’s that for payback?
Inman eventually got wind of what happened when TechCrunch ran a story about it and now asks his legions of fans: “How should I get them back?”
This looks like it’s going to be fun.