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People keep on asking me why they can’t find me on Facebook, as someone who loves technology people like to ask my advice on tech purchases and get frustrated when they can’t find me. The simple answer is because I deactivated my account after I found a better site to spend my time. If you want to find me in the future you can find me here: https://plus.google.com/+MarkDodsworth
You will all know what I mean when I say that everyone uses Facebook but nobody loves Facebook. The Facebook mobile apps are crappy, the website has garbage non relevant ads all over it and it’s the same old status updates from people telling you how pissed off they are. People tend to skip through post after post of boring content, stuff like ‘Paul likes Amazon’ (Even though he probably never did 'like them' http://goo.gl/zGm9z7, http://goo.gl/xpY2Hn), post after post about stupid games like Farmville or Candy Crush that you have no interest in hearing about. Things are going to get far worse when the auto playing video adverts start rolling out: http://goo.gl/4v2aXn
The site I use doesn’t have these problems, in fact everything Facebook does wrong, Google+ does right. On Google+ you have volume controls so you can see less from a certain type of person and more from another, for instance you can choose to see everything your Family posts but only the best stuff from your school friends: http://goo.gl/GTNLJx, in fact did you know that on Facebook only a small portion of your followers will see your posts in their stream: http://goo.gl/sO3yOf. On Google+ you can choose to receive a notification when someone important to you posts so you will never miss an post. Facebook only lets you see what it wants you to see, for instance every second post you see is an advert. You won’t see stupid friend requests for games. The ads.....? You won’t see a single one on Google+, this is what one of the Google+ creator's had to say about ads: "When I'm having a conversation with my daughter, if a man with a sandwich board came and ran between us and danced around, that's a bad experience, It interrupts my connection to my daughter. And yet that's the way that many of the social networks are monetising. They're basically injecting the monetisation agenda into the least appropriate, least useful, most intimate moments when I'm trying to look another human in the eyes and create a connection of the heart… We don't have to do that."Unlike Facebook, "we don't have to make next week's payroll by jamming ads at users," http://goo.gl/MPO9KQ
So thats what Google+ does right that Facebook doesn’t, but what advantages would you get for signing up for a Google+ account. Firstly did you know how Facebook downgrades all your photos so that they all look like crap close up? Even in the high quality mode look at the this link at the difference between a photo uploaded in ‘High Quality’ on Facebook and ‘Original Quality on Google+ http://goo.gl/IMrkHt
What if I told you that if you signed up to Google+ you can have it set so that all your photos are automatically backed up into private folders and each picture in full quality, all your photos will automatically be enhanced so that photos taken in rooms with poor lighting will be made brighter, red eye in pictures is removed, colours are made more vivid, skies become more dramatic, skin blemishes gently and subtly smoothed out, does that sound good! Well thats just the tip of the iceberg, what about if I told you that Google+ automatically sorts your photos and videos in folders from what date they were taken and highlights the best photos. It knows what a good photo is, the ones with smiling faces and beautiful backdrops are pushed to the front whilst the overexposed and blurred pictures are hidden behind a ‘more’ link, you can search through your photos for the word ‘Dogs’ and it will bring up all your photos of dogs, you can search for ‘Snowman’ and if you’ve taken a picture of a Snowman it will bring that up! http://goo.gl/NlsSE5
What about if I told you that Google+ made your pictures dance around on the page, put smiles on faces that previously had none and removes people from photos that shouldn’t have been there http://goo.gl/IXo68w. Sound amazing? It is, but there's more, how about if it could upload all the videos from your phone determine what day they were taken, edit them together with transitions, remove any shakiness, splice in photos taken at the same time, add a soundtrack that fits the timing and mood of the video, and do all this in the background whilst you are just living life and you just get a notification that says we have made an Auto Awesome Movie for you http://goo.gl/9TYqRq when you receive a video like this it makes a Facebook Look Back video look very crude, cheap and amateurish by comparison.
If you want to just sign up to G+ you can do that here: http://goo.gl/cR22ZK if you have a smart phone made by Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG or Sony you already have a Google account that you can just easily upgrade to a Google+ account. If you do sign up or upgrade my recommendation is to go to the communities first: http://goo.gl/fAZoFc and search for a topic that you love and would like to talk about. Google+ is all about finding interesting people, find a load of people that post great stuff and add them to an ‘ interesting people circle’
Don't think of Google+ as the place where all your Facebook friends are because they're not there (yet). Think of Google+ as a place where you can find interesting conversations about the things you love and the best place to store all your photos and videos.
These are the sort of updates Google+ recieves on a regular basis: http://goo.gl/6adgsg I started by saying that people don’t love Facebook, well the users of Google Plus love the site, i’ve only just scratched the surface about whats great about Google Plus, Don't believe me? Here are a few second opinions:
Why G+ Rocks-Mike Elgan: http://goo.gl/yP7EjO
Huffington Post - 12 reasons why Google+ isn’t as bad as you think http://goo.gl/hY5FEg
Technology Guide-Here’s why Google Plus is about to get awesome http://goo.gl/M2aygT
Just came across this great collection (http://bit.ly/1o2Sf8p) of animated examples on how easy it is to trick your brain to make funny connections that your eyes are
#opticalillusion #illusion #3deffects #animatedgif #3d
Android changed all that, could this new alliance do the same thing for software for cars?
I love the Google Maps for navigation on my phone, would love that in the dash of my car.
#OAA #Audi #GM #Google #Honda #Hyundai #NVIDIA #Android
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