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Google+: All the Sharing of Facebook, Now with 100% less Zuckerberg

  1. Jul 5, 2011 #1
    Last week, Google announced its long-awaited answer to Facebook: Google+. *The new social networking service debuted (as an invitation-only beta), along with a refresh of the look and feel of Google’s signature products like Search, Gmail, Maps, etc. *I’m still … http://virtualnavigator.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/google-all-the-sharing-of-facebook-now-with-100-less-zuckerberg/" [Broken]http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=virtualnavigator.wordpress.com&blog=11498882&post=619&subd=virtualnavigator&ref=&feed=1

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  3. Jul 9, 2011 #2
    I signed up for Google+ yesterday and had my first "Hangout" video chat. At the moment it's a bit sparse because many haven't been invited yet, but I like what I see. It is a lot cleaner and faster than Facebook. Once Google opens the flood gates I think FB will be in a real battle. Should be interesting!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 #3

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    Greg,

    Not a FB or twitter fan, but does google+ offer anything useful without exposing your personal info to everyone, and in a way that you control, that others don't see ?

    If you use any of these features, can you report back on the good, bad, ugly, and amazing (means it may be worth trying, at least for me)

    Sparks,
    Circles,
    Hangouts, which you touched on already...

    Can you participate in some without other features, or do some features require you to use others ?

    Thanks...

    Rhody... :shy:
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 #4

    Chronos

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    Facebook was never much more than a tech enabled version of icq.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 #5

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    It seems the FB has some serious performance issues of it's own, irrespective of the pressure from google+.

    http://gigaom.com/cloud/facebook-trapped-in-mysql-fate-worse-than-death/" [Broken]
    Rhody... :bugeye:
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2011 #6

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    Just in: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388325,00.asp" [Broken]
    and
    Can you say giddyup... little doggie... release the hounds...

    Rhody... :approve:
     
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  8. Jul 11, 2011 #7

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    I love this: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218303/Google_Changes_coming_to_Google_this_week"
    If we are not careful, we may end up with E8 !!! We have an expert here who could assist with that task, and then some. lol.

    Rhody... :biggrin:

    P.S. Rhody is on a roll, must be serendipidity at work, as best as I can tell...
     
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  9. Jul 13, 2011 #8

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/14/technology/personaltech/google-gets-a-leg-up-on-facebook.html" [Broken]

    Circles...enough to sway a large segment of FB users to switch ?
    Rhody... :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Jul 19, 2011 #9

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    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=154236" [Broken]
    Rhody...
     
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  11. Jul 19, 2011 #10

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    Seeing what Google+ has that Facebook doesn't...

    http://venturebeat.com/2011/07/19/list-facebook-employees-on-google-plus/" [Broken]
    Rhody... :uhh: Keep your friends close, and your enemies... even closer... hehe...
     
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  12. Jul 19, 2011 #11

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    Facebook is at the disadvantage here; they don't have a http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html" [Broken] yet.
     
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  13. Jul 28, 2011 #12
    But now I have to go and re-add everyone. Still, this looks much more promising that FaceBook especially the conference call capabilities.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2011 #13

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    LOL.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGugj1ym594
     
  15. Aug 23, 2011 #14
    I've read that when it comes to social networking, Google+ is more like a relational database while Facebook is more like EDLIN.

    After accepting an invitation to a friend's BBQ this weekend on Facebook, the first few entries were from other respondents. Without any demarcation, however, the entries morphed into posts from my wall and the walls of others. I've often seen posts out of chronological order, and have refreshed a FB page to watch some posts disappear while others posts I hadn't seen before suddenly appear, although they were hours old. Another refresh often brings up a different mix, making me think, "What am I missing, here?" and "What logic is behind what FB chooses to show me and what it leaves out?"

    I'm on standby for Google+. According to them:

    So, it's not quite ready for prime time.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2011 #15

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    That's a standard Google policy, many of their services are in "beta" for years.
     
  17. Aug 24, 2011 #16

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social...lus.better.cashmore/index.html?iref=obinsite"

    FYI.
    Seems like it is growing fast enough, thats for sure.
    Still not enough to get me to try it, but I like this feature.

    Rhody... :wink:
     
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  18. Aug 25, 2011 #17

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  19. Feb 28, 2012 #18

    rhody

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    The Google+ 'ghost town' has plenty of life left
    Agree, disagree with statement in blue above ? Shared experiences are welcomed.

    Rhody...
     
  20. Feb 28, 2012 #19
    To be honest I don't use Google+ much. I do like the hangout video chat though.
     
  21. Feb 29, 2012 #20

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    Funny Greg,

    You are one of the few who do. I have been looking for others to test it here with for my planned business venture next year. I am told that skype works better for connections outside of the US however.

    Rhody...
     
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