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: Thom, your error
by r_a_trip on Wed 16th Nov 2011 12:03 UTC in reply to "Thom, your error"
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Alan, all I see is self deluding ways of adding filler to a G+ account, so that the glaring lack of people you <u>really do care about</u> on G+ isn't so noticeable. Following people who do stuff that interest you, isn't building up meaningful circles with your friends.

I won't deny that using G+ as a way to get more direct insight in what strangers do in your field of interest can be interesting. That said, it is not the primary function of a social network.

So yeah, in terms of people one has met in meat space, G+ is a ghost town. At least the neighborhood where I haunt G+ is. That might be a Dutch phenomenon though. I'm up North in The Netherlands.

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