Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 12th Nov 2011 12:22 UTC
Google According to InformationWeek: "Just over a hundred days after Google last provided an update on the status of Google+ for businesses, the company has introduced a way for companies to participate in its social network. Google+ Pages, like Facebook Pages before them, provide businesses and brands with a place to promote conversations related to their products and services." A number of U.S. government agencies are trying out Google+, including NASA, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Since release of initial Google+ components on June 28 2011, the product is claimed by Larry Page to have over 40 million users, versus some 800 million for Facebook.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 12th Nov 2011 19:48 UTC
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I was a while on Google+. I had almost 60 "friends", of which 3 posted stuff. The stuff they posted they also put on Facebook.

The "circles" was the big revolutionary feature, but why bother putting in the effort of sorting all your contacts and then having to decided with each post to what circle to post it to?

So I deleted my Google+ account.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by ukki on Sun 13th Nov 2011 12:29 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
ukki Member since:
2005-08-29

So I deleted my Google+ account.


Nobody really deletes a Google acount.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by ngaio on Mon 14th Nov 2011 05:27 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

I have a totally different experience from yours. I'm into photography, and Google+ is a much better medium for photographers than FB. The thing is to find people who are cranking out original content. Then it's full potential is realized.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by allanregistos on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:27 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I was a while on Google+. I had almost 60 "friends", of which 3 posted stuff. The stuff they posted they also put on Facebook.

The "circles" was the big revolutionary feature, but why bother putting in the effort of sorting all your contacts and then having to decided with each post to what circle to post it to?

So I deleted my Google+ account.


Oh really, here is my the same post above:

Hey,
google+ is a ghost town because:
1. You have no people or few people in your circles
2. You want real friends in your circles instead of connections
3. As a result of #1, your stream is almost empty, thus it is a ghost town
4. You don't read things like: "Google+ for Beginners"

Here are sample that may help you connect people(not friends in real life) that shared the same interests as you have:
To address # 1 and # 21
http://www.gplustuts.com/beginners-guide/
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/beginners-guide-to-google-plus/
Find valuable connections:
http://www.gplustuts.com/find-valuable-connections-on-google-plus/

http://www.gplustuts.com/find-valuable-connections-on-google-plus/

Startup guide:
https://plus.google.com/photos/114831291174925522786/albums/56324637.....

Getting more out from your circles:
http://mashable.com/2011/07/26/google-plus-circles/

You see, there are so many ways you can populate your Google+ stream with quality contents rather than irrelevant game invites, friends' posts at your facebook stream.
I am talking about quality posts based on your *INTERESTS* your interests could be:
1. Photography(any type)
2. Graphic design
3. Web design
4. Programming
5. Religion
6. Technology
7. Science
8. etc.

numbers are growing.

So there.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Sat 19th Nov 2011 23:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Essentially, you postulate a need to jump through hoops, to train yourself, for the service to have any point. WTH?
Why should we be so invested in the uptake of G+?

Suddenly G+ is about turning it into the central internet hub (under one corp) for hobbies and interests, about following people of interest to you ...like there was something wrong with RSS and so on.

What's the point? There are already more, easily findable, communities and material in each of those fields to last few dozen lifetimes of exclusive attention.

What, new space to fill? Life, internet, mostly the same crap, over and over, forever?

So there.

Edited 2011-11-19 23:47 UTC

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