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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RE[2]: G+
by th3rmite on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:34 in reply to "RE: G+"
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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[3]: G+
by WorknMan on Wed 16th Nov 2011 01:41 in reply to "RE[2]: G+"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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.


I did say it would be a SLOW death, didn't I? ;) With tablets getting more powerful, and devices like the Asus Transformer giving users the ability to add keyboard docks, and sporting video out capabilities to plug into monitors and televisions, it's only inevitable that tablets are going to start eating into desktop/laptop marketshares, assuming that hasn't happened already.

And if the past is any indicator, MS will just try and do whatever Apple and Google are doing, which is why they're attempting to transform Windows 8 into a tablet OS.

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RE[3]: G+
by unclefester on Wed 16th Nov 2011 11:40 in reply to "RE[2]: G+"
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2007-01-13

Within In a decade I can see a dockable phone replacing the PC for most uses.

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