Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:11 UTC
Microsoft OSNews writing about social networks? Yes, it happens, and today is one of those days. We all know Facebook is king here, with a massive userbase and a seemingly unbreakable hold over the market, with Twitter covering the more public side of social networking. Google does some stuff in a fringe somewhere with something called Google+ which tries to combine Facebook and Twitter, but it's effectively a ghost town with a confusing interface. So, if you're Microsoft, what are you going to do? Well, build your own social network, of course!
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RE: G+
by WorknMan on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:11 UTC in reply to "G+"
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G+ is a quiet town, not a ghost town. Miles better than the constant noise on Facebook.

Hell yeah. The fact that Google+ didn't have a lot of the useless crap out of the box that Facebook does kept most of the mouth breathers off G+. Where my Facebook feed is mostly filled with 'if you know anybody who has ever died of cancer/been sodomized by a wooden cooking spoon, post this as your status!', my G+ streams have none of that shit. And neither am I constantly bombarded by app/game requests on G+ either.

As for Microsoft, perhaps we need to add them to the 'death watch' list, along with RIM, even if it'll be a much slower death.

Edited 2011-11-16 01:12 UTC

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