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So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:32 pm

Checking it out, playing around. If you're on, link me up at http://bit.ly/notfacebook
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Brian Curl » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:24 pm

Where did you set up your profile? It told me to enter my email and they would let me know when it was up and running.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:10 pm

Brian Curl wrote:Where did you set up your profile? It told me to enter my email and they would let me know when it was up and running.

Ah, I guess it's still in beta then. Supposedly they're going to open it up any rime now.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:13 pm

Brian Curl wrote:Where did you set up your profile? It told me to enter my email and they would let me know when it was up and running.

Okay, Brian, I looked, and I've got invites. Shoot me a PM with your email and I'll send you one.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Steve H » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:23 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Checking it out, playing around. If you're on, link me up at http://bit.ly/notfacebook


Done!
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by David R. Pierce » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:02 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Checking it out, playing around. If you're on, link me up at http://bit.ly/notfacebook

I'm on there but not sure what it is supposed to be yet.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:15 pm

David R. Pierce wrote:I'm on there but not sure what it is supposed to be yet.

I'm pretty it's supposed to eat Facebook's lunch, but I'm not sure it has critical mass yet.

I did read that they've passed 10 million users, though. What's Facebook? 700 million?
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by David R. Pierce » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:28 am

Robin Garr wrote:
David R. Pierce wrote:I'm on there but not sure what it is supposed to be yet.

I'm pretty it's supposed to eat Facebook's lunch, but I'm not sure it has critical mass yet.

I did read that they've passed 10 million users, though. What's Facebook? 700 million?

I know all that. I should have said I'm not feeling it yet, i.e. not impressed.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:56 am

David R. Pierce wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:I did read that they've passed 10 million users, though. What's Facebook? 700 million?

I know all that. I should have said I'm not feeling it yet, i.e. not impressed.

Right, got it now. :oops: I/m pretty much in the same place. I do like G+ in that it lacks Facebook's spamminess. Most of the posts I see are intelligent and generally interesting, although in fairness, a lot of the FB posts I see also meet that standard. I've got to think it's critical mass, though. I've got maybe 30 or 40 people in G+ circles, and few of them are posting regularly. Maybe the secret is to use G+ like Twitter and put lots of people you don't know in the "Following" circle? To this point I've been a little shy about doing that ("who's this creep I don't know who just put me in his "following" circle?") but maybe we need to look at it in a more Twitterish way and get over that.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by RichardM » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:40 pm

I am on G+

Hit me up for a hook up...

and I have some invites left too.

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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Madeline M » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:42 pm

There was an article on one of the tech sites saying G+ was meant to be more like the cross bred cousin of Twitter and Facebook, but with more Twitter characteristics. I think right now it is an issue of not enough users and a lot of people aren't really committing to making it their communication tool. I still use Facebook several times a day, but I've checked G+ maybe twice in the past week. One of the groups I have on Facebook is also on G+ and next to no one uses G+ yet, but they post on our FB group frequently. I hope it turns around and into something good. It's really nice to not have the ad overload and all the other spam you get on FB.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:47 pm

I have a G+ account, but haven't used it any more than my Facebook account - which is not much. I find myself using and reading Twitter far more on a daily basis.
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by David R. Pierce » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Google+ app now available in the app store. Free of course. PM me if we should have a common foodie circle!
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Adam Robinson » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:35 pm

I think I got you added over there, Robin. I'm liking it, right now, though obviously there isn't much there. But it is nice not to receive 10,000 MafiaWars and MafiaWars clone requests all day every day. :)
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Re: So, who's on Google Plus?

by Robin Garr » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:20 pm

Adam Robinson wrote:I think I got you added over there, Robin. I'm liking it, right now, though obviously there isn't much there. But it is nice not to receive 10,000 MafiaWars and MafiaWars clone requests all day every day. :)

I started liking Facebook a lot more the day I learned how to turn off the Mafia Wars, Farmville, etc., announcements. I now routinely block every new game or app as soon as it appears for the first time, so my News Feed is just real people who I know. It helps a lot. :)

I didn't see you in my G+ Circles so searched for "Adam Robinson", but unfortunately 10 came up and I don't know which one is you. :(
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