Still have a very definite "hrm" feeling about Google+. I suppose if I worked at it I could make something of it, but as this is supposed to be entertaining rather than labor, do I really want to put time into it? Gimme a reason—other than you wanting to slurp up even more advertising fodder—to do this, Google.
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- Still looking for unique angles to G+. I quite like the ability to 'mute' a particular post rather than blocking an over-sharer's entire output a-la FB.Aug 4, 2011
- I'm using this as a filter on my Facebook friends list. Can finally get rid of all the 600 "Mafia War" friends, since I quit playing 6 months ago.Aug 13, 2011
- you know what they say: if you didn't pay for the product, you are the product. ;^)Aug 14, 2011
- I share some of your feelings about Google+ yet I do use it a lot — though for an unorthodox reason.
Since I post to multiple social streams and hate having to do so manually/repeatedly for each post, I've signed up with
so something posted to Google+ is autoposted to Twitter, Facebook and others.
G+ is a hub, and other services are spokes. I believe does similar. (And I have a vague recollection of you mentioning F+M as well?)
So, I don't necessarily have to love or buy in to G+ (though I do) to end up looking like a G+ power user.Dec 29, 2013
- Yes, I agree with. Google+ and Friends+Me makes for a good cross-posting solution to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
I mostly deal with social media in write-only mode, though I'm happy to converse with anyone who comments on what I publish, wherever that may be. Otherwise, there aren't enough hours in the day, and I have real work to do.Dec 29, 2013
- I hear you. Distractions are infinite. Yet a great conversation can inspire.
I like the interface for G+ better, but don't really trust Google to, say, ask permission to re-purpose my words etc. I trust FB even less, and don't often feel like pitching in to help the Zuck create product. Twitter's alright, but the context is about the person (or personality) not the topic of conversation; thus reducing it's quoi ['je ne sais']. After decades, the WELL still keeps me interested, because the context is about the topics of conversation, because posting noise gets you either ignored or ass-kicked, and then being self-supporting has distinct advantages. It still offers more food for thought than I can possibly digest. One must exercise discipline. I know people who subscribe but limit participation to 3-mos of the year otherwise it just sucks you in. IMHO, G+ might have the most potential to approach higher-signal-to-noise conversations, but it would take consciousness on both the tools-creators and participants.
It always seems to come back to what the particular participation is 'about.'
Besides feeding the NSA of course. ;^)Jan 3, 2014