How long before someone makes a Google minus joke? Oh wait...I just did.
no plus ones
Ming Er: I don't take internet discussion too seriously, ie I don't treat discussion threads as legal transcripts or factual records. I'd never found myself returning to a thread on Facebook for any serious understanding.
G+ seems to be Facebook evolved. What's interesting is how the net elites pick it up. The movement seems pretty furious. I just stumbled upon Guy Kawaski and some HuffPost writer and added them to my circles. It's like when Gmail opened up after Yahoo or Hotmail and you go to pick a fresh email name for yourself. The restart is exciting.
Deborah Ackerman: I agree, trying out a fun new toy is always cool. But I'm already finding interest waning a bit. I suppose if I was interested in doing group video chats, I'd say G+ has an edge, but I'm not so much intrigued by that. I know very few people who have time to be randomly interrupted for Chats Of No Purpose (CONPs).
Ming Er: Arguably, social networking itself was seen as an activity of no purpose. Googlers are using scheduled hangouts to plan changes to Google+ What has no point for the masses today could be the way people work tomorrow.
I made a circle for LDC folk. Given the emails that fly back and forth on LDC subjects, surely a circle, with groupware features, makes sense.