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Good luck this season!!
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Sharing best practices after 3 weeks of usage is pretentious and professional BS
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Yeah, but he's been using it pretty intensively.

Off-topic: I'm not a big fan of his shots, but he made me want to start HDR photography.
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Nerdtown... Somehow related to my yesterday "rant".
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FINALLY MY BLOG POST ABOUT GOOGLE+: Why you momma won't use Google+. :-)
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Guillaume Spillmann originally shared:
 
What I learnt in my hangout with Vic :
If the invites you have received don't work, it is because they are trying to control how the field trial expands. They want a dense network, so they favor new users that would know more people on Google+ already. If you seem to be an edge user, who will feel lonely just after joining and will have to wait for more friends to come in, then you will most likely have to wait a bit.
Your invite remains valid; it might just not work for now.
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Welcome, dear Sir.
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There's something completely wrong about Circles...or perhaps I'm missing something.

Circles are intended to have control over who we want to show something (i.e. text, images, links). So, they should be built as targets of information and not that much as social circles.

But, and here is what is really disturbing. We can have targets were no one follow us so our messages that we smartly targeted to make sure that it reaches the appropriate person or group of person can get lost in the mist of "Incoming" updates.

It seems to me that mixing non reciprocal connections with the concept of groups/list/circles generates a semi-broken system.

Thoughts?
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+Ibai, missing you here in DUB!
I don't think circles are broken, because I don't think they are intended to be a push messaging system, like SMS or email. It's also not pull. It's in between. And it would be annoying for me, if you can use it to push, then it would be broken (the first thing i turned off was all the notifications, i want to consume stuff, when i like, not get alerted by anyone).
Other reasons why i really enjoy the web version:
a) i can read much more interesting debates here from smart people (if only they were just about circles only!), For me, fb turned into a bit of a tabloid, where some people are over-exposed, while circles guarantee higher quality on the stuff i read and share.
b) because i can easily click on the streams and get a digest. Unfortunately, i cannot find this feature on android yet, but looking forward to that.
Hope you're well, man! Weather in Dublin is actually god today, you'd enjoy it! ;)
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If one is not enough for you....multiply the red boxes!!
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I must confess, Google+ feels creepy. Even though I know that Circles are there it feels like and open forum like Twitter and I'm not really comfortable sharing private things with my closer friends. Having unknown people (you are all more than welcome by the way) following me amplifies this feeling.
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Yeah...they are some "side-features" that are pretty awesome in G+....one being Send feedback.

Going back to our point, I've been thinking about it tonight and i think that a possible solution is also in Gmail Labels. What about promoting a big "friends circle" a la "inbox label" so that way the first perception is "familiarity" while after that you can explore the power of "Circles" if you want? In other words, promote the use of circles but not enforce it.

Also, a mechanism to say "I don't know this person" that is less aggressive than "Block" can help to understand that you don't want to share your private content with the person that just already added you.
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So I've already found 2 not so obvious usecases of Google+:

- For those in the US: Hangout to watch movies on Youtube. Winner!!
- To have the ability to interact with influential people (Ben, Loic, Bradley, Dans, etc) a la Quora or Twitter in the same place you interact more personally with your friends. We will see what happens when the service unthrottles and gets hyper mainstream.
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Eyyyy yeaaah! !! :)
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Mozilla Launches An Incubator Program For The Open Web
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So this is it....Facebook on Google :D At least it seems clean and fast
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Is this your new buzz? I miss your shared links. I hope to see you soon. Boulder is gonna be one of my first visits after moving to the Bay.
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