Gahhhh, who are all these strangers adding me to their circles on G+??? This is far more stranger-spam than on FB! This is Google's notion of "better privacy??" Who are all you people??
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- This is fun and all, but you guys do realize Yishan hasn't worked at Facebook for like, a year and a half, yes?Jul 4, 2011
- Your point falls apart when you realise you want public posts that the public cant comment on. What you want and what you are asking for are not the same thing.
If you share something with everyone, everyone can comment. If you want only people in your circle to comment, only share within your circle. Disable reshare if its something you only want within those circles, and disable commenting if you dont want people commenting on public posts, otherwise what's to stop you making a libellous statement about me then removing me from your circle so I cant defend myself? Then having your friends support your libellous claim? This is a social networking site, and plenty of bad horrible nasty things happen on a daily basis when you throw social into the mixJul 4, 2011
- The fact that you are aware that we are reading you because you explicitly marked this post as public is the evidence that this place has "better privacy".
G+ is enabling you reaching wider audience right now, just because you wish it.
Now, again if you wish, block comments on this post and gain back your privacy control with one click.
I bet facebook will implement the same type of privacy control in no more then 1 month.Jul 4, 2011
- I can't believe facebookers attitudes online are if I don't know you personally I don't want to know you. I think its an awful attitude.Jul 4, 2011
- This is kind of amazing. Someone makes a public post on the Internet, then they're shocked and angry when people come along to comment on said public post. It's akin to putting something on a blog then getting riled up when strangers comment. But... it's the Internet. And you chose to make it public. And Google+ makes it easy to decide if posts should be public. I don't think the tool is confusing, I think you are confused, dude.Jul 4, 2011
- Yishan Wong+20The massive prevalence of stranger-commenting here is exactly the object example that shows that G+ made a product that looks like Facebook but acts like Twitter. It's not that I don't know how to use the product, it's that most normal users won't, so I'm simulating the "just post via the default privacy setting" case, which on Facebook is the must-decried "Everyone" default. But on Facebook, you still don't have strangers jumping into your "Everyone" threads (they can't), whereas on G+ and Twitter, the presence of strangers here demonstrates how the social norm has been subtly altered so that the experience is much more public, and hardly a more "private" one. It's not the tools available that matter, but the default experience.
This isn't a Facebook-killer, it's a Twitter-killer.Jul 4, 2011