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If “alt-right” is a benign-sounding label to hide white supremacist ideology, why do so many alt-rightists go out of their way to sound as s...
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Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ seems to be keeping email as the primary method for direct communication. I like that.
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I used the FB mail system as a way to do private wall posts, and I haven't quite gotten used to that function being part of the Stream, but when I do, I think I won't miss FB messages.

I like having my notifications integrated in the gmail interface, too!
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My G+ wish list

1. I would like to be able to make the "suggestions" in the right hand column disappear. Twitter also keeps its "who to follow" above the fold. I'm not interested, especially since G+ is pulling from my entire Gmail contacts list, including people who I'm never going to add to any circles.

2. It's nice that I can get to Gchat from my Google+ page, but why not let me mouse over those people and add them to my circles?

3. I can tell that my friends are going to post the same content here that they do on FB. I already get tired of reading the same only-funny-once posts on Twitter and FB. Until G+ causes a mass migration away from other social networking sites, I wish people would be sparing about double or even triple-posting the same stuff.
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Having only spent a few minutes in g+ so far, these are helpful suggestions. I second them. I'm going to try to do a "repost" since one of my circle people works for google... maybe we can get these items short listed!
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Hooray, +Samantha Storey is here!
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very sweet!
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Confession: When 30 Rock first came out, I thought it was an affectionate nickname for 3rd Rock From the Sun. Being unable to tolerate John Lithgow, I never watched the show and didn't figure out my mistake for months.
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ME TOO!! LOL
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After a couple of weeks with Google+, I still feel a tad odd every time I have to pause and decide whether someone's a friend or a mere acquaintance.
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I have an essay that I haven't been able to find a home for. It's got problems but I'm reasonably happy with it. I don't want to work on it any more and I don't have the energy to send it out again. Should I post it on my defunct Tumblr, with a little photo essay? Or should I just let it rot on my hard drive. It's about gardening. And cancer. Are you tired of reading about my garden and my cancer, people of the internet?
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I understand.
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My social media-eschewing spouse just informed me that Mark Zuckerberg is the most popular person on G+.
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By one of the charts that aims to measure such things, it is true. (There was a huge push to follow him here once people realized it was actually his account.)
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This is clearly the best Point/Counterpoint The Onion has ever run. Yet right now, it has only 29 tweets and 6 +1s. We need to spread the good word.

(And if you think you know of a better point/counterpoint, I'd like to see it.)
One night, Jim, you had a dream. You dreamed you were walking along the beach with Me. Across the sky flashed scenes from your life. For each scene, you noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one...
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I believe this was in one of their Dispatches from the Tenth Circle that I owned and knew by heart. It is worthy of a share or two.
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So far most of the conversations on Google+ are about Google+.
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nice smog reference tim.
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