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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G+
by Radio on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:50 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

G+ is a quiet town, not a ghost town. Miles better than the constant noise on Facebook.

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RE: G+
by WorknMan on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:11 in reply to "G+"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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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RE[2]: G+
by th3rmite on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:34 in reply to "RE: G+"
th3rmite Member since:
2006-01-08

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.


If MS were to die, who would replace them? Apple? Ubuntu? I'm sorry, but I just don't see MS losing market share, at least with PCs anytime soon.

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RE: G+
by earksiinni on Wed 16th Nov 2011 03:28 in reply to "G+"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

But noise is life.

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RE[2]: G+
by r_a_trip on Wed 16th Nov 2011 11:37 in reply to "RE: G+"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

But noise is life.

Indulge my inner Elitist Pig for a moment. Noise may be a certain form of life. It doesn't mean I care much for its existence.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 23:57 in reply to "RE: G+"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And, not to rain on elitist parades of r_a_trip and like-minded (hm, w8, that's exactly what I want to do ;p ) or anything, but - ultimately we very much care about this aspect of our life.

After all, our existence will be randomized in a very short amount of time ;) (few decades ...well, with finishing touches maybe centuries or millennia away if you try hard; still, a blink of an eye, in geological time scales)

Edited 2011-11-24 00:02 UTC

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