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Nick Bouton
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Front-end/UX developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Founder of creative writing site Protagonize.com.
Front-end/UX developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Founder of creative writing site Protagonize.com.

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Take a read if you're interested in #iconfonts  or #webdev . Some neat tricks you might not be aware of!
Ever wonder how to get the most out of your icon #fonts ? Try subsetting and encoding them for a little piece of icon font-optimization heaven.  #webdev   #typography  

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The irony of having to post this to Google+.

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If you were a backer of TDTCTAC on +Kickstarter, looks like you can still recoup a little of the game concept here. Thanks to +Keith Baker and +Lee Moyer for their hard work in salvaging what's left of the project.
+Keith Baker explains that he and +Lee Moyer were also hosed by the Kickstarter collapse of his game The Doom That Came to Atlantic City. He needs backer contact info to deliver a print and play version:   

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More beta preview!
What say you, Protaggers? Another sneak peek? Sure! Here's a look at the new group view. Enjoy!
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Moar previews!
Hey there Protaggers, another v2.0 beta sneak peek for you this warn Sunday afternoon. Getting close to the finish line, watch for more later this week. :)
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Hey guys, just getting setup here on +Google+. Follow us for updates about the site and for our features every week!

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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.

Not minding the new +Google+ redesign conceptually, but the forced left-alignment kinda bugs me, particularly on profile pages. On a 30" monitor, there's a whole lotta whitespace on the right-hand side.

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So it looks as though Forbes's +Paul Tassi has had some unwanted feedback based on his original claim that Google Plus is going the way of the dodo. I don't disagree with his assessment, although he might be overstating things a tad.

His latest post follows up on his earlier claims that G+ is an empty wasteland. While my "stream" may not be as dead as his, it's pretty cluttered with industry professionals promoting this video or that blog post, and there isn't a lot of FB-style content. So far, the majority of my close friends and family are still on Facebook, but barely any are on G+ (including my wife, who could easily have been described as a hardcore Facebook user back in the day.) There's just very little for them to gain in up and moving to a new network, and thus far social media/tech-savvy Twitter users seem to make up most of G+'s early adopters.

It may be this year's "next big thing", but it's not really adding a ton of value versus the concerted effort involved in migrating hundreds of contacts from another network. It has a couple of neat new ideas, but mostly overlaps its competition's features. What it doesn't seem to have is the oomph to pull over the mainstream Facebookers... we'll see if that develops with time, but I can't see it happening.

Tassi's right in questioning the app's "Facebook killer" status. The content and level of vehemence in the responses he's gotten are indicative that if anything, G+ is overlapping more with Twitter's self-promotional user base than Facebook's.

In any case, "meh." Yet another social network.

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The always enlightening +Christopher Allen with some elaborate thoughts on managing your social circles with Google+.
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