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Twitter is having a bad day! First it was over capacity and then "something is technically wrong." Shame I can't tweet this!
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It's hilarious watching how much of a stir G+'s Circles are creating. To me, it's just people trying to apply structuralist thinking to a post-structuralist reality. In other words, people are thinking of Circles as folders instead of labels or tags. There is nothing stopping me to put you (reading this article) into my friends and acquaintances Circles. More importantly, you don't know which Circle or combination of Circles I put you in. So, with every post that you get to see I am adding a little story contributing to the metanarrative or persona that you formulate of me. Remember though, what I post and you don't get to see still exists and is seen by some.
The much-hyped arrival of the Google+ social networking site throws open the debate on the difference between friends and acquaintances.
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Wise words for Google from a genius friend of mine: people are inviting me on G+ using my business Google Apps email. I don't wanna have two profiles. That's stupid...and one profile would have to be fake, if you ask me.
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Very interesting. The friend I was actually referring to is a field staff in your organization. It seems Google will have to accommodate both options. I'm thinking it may be simpler to have one account with both personal and professional ID linked, but users separated by circles. I already hate how using Gmail and Google Apps in the same browser, and I use Chrome.
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The circumference of Earth is 40,075 km. In the last three months I have travelled 49,373 km. Wow!
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"Twitter Over Capacity" is trending. Stop it, people... you're not helping! :P
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The reason I am spending less time on G+:
1) Real life: I got a real life and virtual life competing for my attention. I am sane, so guess which one wins.
2) Network effect: FB people + Twitter people = larger number than G+ people. In other words, there is more content of interest coming my way through other channels than G+.
3) 1 and 2 put together: I have limited time to spend on social networks and on the priority lists G+ is ranking low cause nothing of major interest is happening here.
4) "Real profile" crusade: this whole deactivating accounts business is, in my view, crazy and a major deterrent. So what, I am a geek and want everyone to have the option of being anonymous to the public and Google. If that's offensive to G+'s image as Vic Gundotra told Robert Scoble, then I have very little interest in the service.
Google Inc.’s new social-networking service, Google+, saw fewer U.S. visitors last week and users are spending less time on the site, signaling that its momentum may be slowing, according to Experian ...
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Google just admitted that it understands and supports your wishes to be unidentified or to use pseudonyms. Google also casually admits that it will make you traceable through collection of IP addresses and Cookies. In other words, you are free to be who you want to be, as long as Google can track all the whos. Does this make you feel any more safer? Who's the genius at Google that wrote this? If I were a blogger in Egypt or Syria, I'd be on the run from Google Services right now.
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Are you a +Google Apps user and kind of annoyed with Google+? Besides not having G+ for Google Apps, you probably either want one G+ account for personal and professional stuff or impatiently waiting for roll-out on Google Apps so that you can keep the Gmail and the rest of social networking separated. Here's my idea on how Google can make you happy regardless where you stand on that issue: Google has to make more with the amazing Circles. Let me explain.

Suppose I work for an organization using Google Apps and G+ just launched for Google Apps. The office is buzzing and starts rolling out workplace social networking using G+. At first login I am asked if I have another G+ account that I'd like to link the new workplace G+ to. By saying yes, the workplace G+ is turned into a Circle within my already existing bigger and awesome G+ under Gmail. This Circle operates exactly as the others, except it's only the Google Apps admin that controls members of that Circle although I can transfer those in it to another circle, say "cool colleagues" or "friends."

The beauty of this approach is that I can take full advantage of Circles and post on the workplace and/or personal G+ whenever I want. I could even stop following either on my smart phone. More importantly, those professional friends of mine could share both aspects of my life.

Modeling social networks in this manner mimics real social life, something that Google+ has been able to do quite well with the ingenious Circles. Generally, people don't want to keep two or more profiles, that's why they risk destroying their careers with overly personal posts shared with wrong colleagues. G+'s Circles could provide a valve for this while making it easy to use and getting a complete social graph.

For those who prefer to keep personal and professional accounts not linked, Google could allow them to keep them separate. Google may not wish to allow this though, "real profiles" are important after all in more important ways than data gathering for social graphs. If Google wishes to think of its social network as "real," then it should start thinking of profiles as persons, the nouns with will and agency. Circles on the other hand are channels for curating personas, the multi-layered combinations of narratives extended to specific individuals belonging to more than one Circle.

Google is still in the early stages of defining its social network just as we are busy redefining them at baffling rate for social scientists. Seemless integration between work and personal life could be huge leap in this process. For Google+, Google Apps and rethinking of profiles and Circles could be a game changer in social science and business. Existing networks oscillate between the extremes of having disjointed fragmented pieces of our lives as in the case of people who keep multiple accounts, or heavily moderated pieces of all of it as in those who keep one for all the personas.
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Google may have just made its first big mistake with Google+. Google engineers just asked the users to report "Fake Profiles" because it wants "Real People." Now, besides being a bad turn in the "privacy" category that had gotten G+ great reviews where Facebook was tumbling, it's not a wise business move for a mega-corporation that most of us think is always towering over our shoulders.

Remember what happened to Twitter earlier in the year with the Arab Spring? Well, if you're an activist in a country run by a junta, you definitely won't be posting anything on G+ because you'll have to have a "real profile" to last long enough to gain an audience. And if you're a software engineer with a massive following for your impeccable knitting tips but you don't want the whole world to know, G+ won't be your medium. That's a massive loss of audience for G+ right there. Add to that all the people who would have loved to keep their twitter and facebook handlers as they join G+. Even if these people joined, they won't be very active.

By getting into the business of "real" and "fake" profiles and identities, Google, you're killing the most loved part of your service i.e. privacy. Google, we know you say that machines read our emails for ads and not humans, that's barely comforting. One peak into users' names, we won't be comfortable. In other words, in addition to wanting some privacy from our followers, acquaintances, friends, and family, we also want it from you.

This isn't an office network of computers, it's a social network. It works best when you let social life happen, which intrinsically means people creating and redefining identities and stories at their own will. Respect that and you have a chance.
If you see a person with an obviously fake name, go to their profile and find the "Report Profile" link in the bottom of the left column. Report…
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iiiinteresting. definitely going to keep a lot of people away.
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