Love Google+ but it doesn't hold a candle to following #Oslo news today. I woke up and didn't leave TweetDeck pretty much the entire time. Google+ will be great to discuss it at some point but for fast breaking news and stories, Twitter is and always will be king.
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- G+ just doesn't have the penetration of Twitter yet… …and the subpar implementation of mobile does not help matters…Jul 22, 2011
- What will G+ do when Twitter or Facebook does an upgrade? But... I think soon Google will buy Twitter. I guess.Jul 22, 2011
- I don't accept the premise because they are useful for different purposes. Google+ is unlikely to force people to post in 140 characters, so Twitter will remain a more efficient, faster, more actionable wire. Twitter's purpose will remain the signal, while Google+ enables longer form discussion like this. Verbose posts aren't easily scannable and useful the same way Twitter messages are, but they're incredibly thoughtful and as this thread alone demonstrates, a forum for rich debate.
As I stated originally, I love Google+ for what it is and it's not Twitter.Jul 23, 2011
- I stayed with Google+ the BBC and the Guardian live feed.
I went over to twitter which is what I would normally do but it was just noise, instead of the informed information and detail I was getting from my Oslo circle which I could control it was a lot of people like me commenting on the little info we did have.
I feel Twitter needs some way of having a 'local' hashtag so you have one for talking about what you are seeing on the news and the feeds and one for people who are actually there.
Being able to immediately see pictures and video was also a lot more useful than the links on twitter.Jul 23, 2011
- Quite possibly Elaine, though I did have to stop scrolling at around 10:30am Eastern. Was not all from US sources, citing events from 2010 and/or a relationship to Mullah Krekar. I found the presumption...interesting.Jul 23, 2011
- Noise all depends on how you use Twitter. Granted, Twitter does not do a good job at educating people how to use their service in the most efficient way. I use lists to filter out noise and I am constantly trying to remove people from my main feed who post nonsense.
I think you'll find the same problem here as the size of the audience grows but at least they've forced us to place people in appropriate Circles to help filter.Jul 23, 2011