The concept of a digital hub isn't new, but it is quickly becoming a reality because of the advances in batteries, technology and functionality. The #smartphone as we know it is dead. Long live the digital hub. #wearbles#apple#iphone#android
For your fourth blog assignment, consider writing on one of the following topics.
Option 1: The Benefit / Value of Google+ Considering the article on NYT and today’s class what, if any, features do you think Google+ has that sets it apart from the competition. Where do you see value? Did the article change your thoughts about using the service?
Option 2: Google+ for Brands How would you use Google+ if you managed a brand page? What features would encourage you to check out the brand and content? Would any of the features or content that could be created cause you to use the network more often?
Once completed, please post a link to your assignment as a comment to this thread.
I think +Milwaukee Brewers fans forget how lucky we are to have Bob Uecker in the booth. Over the years I've heard a lot of stories about him, but it is clear he has been such a great voice and advocate for baseball, Milwaukee and our franchise.
A great post about Google+ from +Lauren Holman, one of my students in Emerging and Social Media. Interesting to think about the reasons we join social networks and how Google+ is going about it in a different way which has created a loose connection vs. the strong bonds we've seen on other networks. What are your thoughts on the benefits of Google+?
Having read your blog entries, there are some common themes... primarily that Google+ is receiving more from the relationship they have with you than you are. Do you feel the same about other platforms that are monetizing your behaviors and activity? Does the amount of information and privacy you give up on platforms like Facebook offset by the benefits of the platform?
I try to limit my information from Facebook, but I do feel more "used" with that site than Google+. I would def argue the point that Google is the "lesser" of the two evils. . Facebook is becoming too big and has become the friend that doesn't know when to back off. I think that the site has become too close for comfort.