I... just, wow. Yishan Wong really misses the mark on how I think about privacy, and social user design. Goodness.
I am really fascinated this post by Facebook's +Yishan Wong on why Google+ is broken, partly because it does actually characterise something I'd noted earlier about public posts, but primarily because of its meta-insight into how Facebook people see Google people, and how everything is aligning. For instance, he's posting it on Quora, which is clearly in the Facebook-o-verse. (And G+'s "preview link" is choking on the Quora link because it can't access that site, but I don't know whether that's a bug or not.)
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- Alex S+1Good stuff. Probably the most in depth comment thread on all of G+ thus far (that I have seen at least).
I wanted to respond to Yishan on Quora, but he's closed his comments off (which sucks). So I added some comments to this counter-post instead: http://www.quora.com/Arik-Beremzon/Why-I-disagree-with-Yishan-Wong-and-whats-really-wrong-with-Google+
Looks like you guys have it pretty well covered here. :) I just don't get the bluster to be honest. And the fact that he can't seem to get his point across in less than 1,000 word essays... as Einstein once said: "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”Jul 6, 2011
- +Yishan Wong just wanted to be the first G+ troll and do it in a big way, by slinging around ignorance and ridiculous comments...Jul 6, 2011
- @alex there is an interesting contrast between the college socializing model that Facebook was designed for and the experiences of grownups. I wrote up the call with my mom last night (that I talked about here as it happened) in a blog post, and that is sparking some interesting discussion about the social software needs of adults, perhaps especially women, who play a variety of roles in their communities. http://www.alevin.com/?p=2609&cpage=1#comment-6392Jul 6, 2011
- good point. Yes, G+ feels somewhat more grown-up/professional overall. I'd like for it to own the Interest Graph discussions (and yes, that includes initial strangers) in ways that Facebook won't be able to match, precisely because of its mutual friending model.Jul 6, 2011
- Jul 6, 2011
- Oh, so in this way, Google+ is like 'global forums' (boards/BBS). People from all around the globe post a topic, and people from all around the globe reply to the topics. Or so it seems.Dec 12, 2011