Know what the common theme is between all these “ghost town posts”? No interviews. No named sources. Lots of reporters who never used it. A quick search usually shows that the reporter has not used Google+ themselves. Likely to not even post the article they just wrote about the platform. In fact most have less than 20 people circled and more often than not... have never even posted. Awesome. Good Reporters generally go out and interview people who are involved with something before they write a story, if they themselves don’t have first hand experience. This is fringe opinion piece media. Yet tons of these garbage articles keep getting posted on major tech publications presenting like its the facts.
I figured it was time I wrote a letter to these reporters. Please media… realize that I have tried to reach out and talk to many of you, do interviews, and help you get these points, but too many times you tell me “your company doesn’t care about writing about the positive sides of Google+” or that “other stories are more important than G+ success”. Yet whenever anything could possibly be seen as negative about G+, all of your websites light up with a million ghost town posts. It’s time the users of G+ spoke out… I’ll start. Here are my thoughts for you.
Dear Reporters Who Can’t Be Bothered To Learn About Google+ Before Writing Your Ridiculous Articles About It;
I know this is going to be hard for some of you. You have been a good tech writer, involved in social media probably for awhile, and spent time building up your Facebook account and Twitter profile. When Google+ came along, many of your company Tech websites had already done things like integrate Facebook comments or sometimes heck, even invest in Facebook themselves! You certainly didn’t have time to get involved in another social network, and come on.. “Google has never got social”. Your mom isn’t there. Google+ is obviously a ghost town. Right?
Read the whole thing here:
And please share this one Far and wide, on every social network you have. Yeah. I'm asking.
#MyGooglePlusStory #GooglePlus #VicGundotra #socialmedia
Dear fellow Landscape photographers,
Upon the encouragement of several of you, I have 2 entries in the 2013 photo contest. It's a very long shot (pun intended): there are close to 16,000 total submissions.
If you agree, please
1. +1 this post and SHARE on Google+
2. If you have a Facebook account, feel free to visit the National Geographic page, then LIKE and SHARE.(Please be patient; sometimes it takes a while before the Like button appears in the NatGeo website.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you - for all your support.
P.S. This is the 1st of 2 images. I will post the 2nd tomorrow.
#nationalgeographic #plusphotoextract #hawaii
Resistance Eindhoven prepared for 24 Hours of Blue with a lot of enthusiasm. An extremely large part of our region's active players, plus a couple of additional players from surrounding cities, made sure to keep many of Sunday's 24 hours available to help build as many level 8 and level 7 portals as possible in Eindhoven.
The goal of the operation changed a few times during our planning phase, but in the end it was decided to aim for building level 8 portals at dedicated parts of the city, fill up the rest of the city with level 7 portals, and make sure to leave enough room in our schedule to have lunch and diner together. Routes were made and car, biking and walking teams were designated.
On Sunday morning it was clear that the sunny day everyone had hoped for, wasn't going to happen: it was raining and the same was predicted for the rest of the day. Nevertheless, agents turned up for an early morning walking P8 through our local farm. After that, the morning part of the operation commenced with a car team in the northern part of the city (P8) and three biking teams (P7).
After the well needed lunch break (and dry clothes for some), more P8s were built in the more central parts of Eindhoven by a walking team and a biking team. After dinner, a few more portals were upgraded to close off a successful day during which we built 264 level 8 portal and 224 level 7 portals.
The following 27 agents participated in the operation:
@Bonnie1970 @Buddybram @DeZatste @doobie4life @Drakis @GreatTigre @joepmath @Lucky78 @Morg370 @ninaorton @Niwi80 @ParaNoiMia @Rubke @solartech @Steef78 @Stefank @StevenStip @Thaarn @thieudebeu @umbratech @zoutzout
Car P8 route and team leader:@Agricolae
Bike team leader: @Tedoyan
Organisation and team leaders:@SteveShd @TNGHT @Triesto
Our plan for the day was ambitious and while we didn't reached all of the goals we set in our plan, we are extremely happy with the end result. We easily beat our previous P8 record and it can only be a matter of time until we will beat it again
#IngressYearTwo #RIP_Aphilie #24HoursofBlue #Eindhoven #Resistance
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