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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 10:47 PM »

Google is the new Microsoft.
Apple is the new Microsoft.

Google is the new Yahoo.

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 11:35 PM »



Google is the new Yahoo.

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Google was the new Yahoo ten years ago.
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2011, 04:08 AM »

Google+ might be nice. I'm getting tired of getting updates from people playing Farmville. I don't CARE if your sheep had lambs! Most of FB is so random anyways and what's the point where the balance tips to narcissim?
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2011, 10:30 AM »



Google is the new Yahoo.

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Google was the new Yahoo ten years ago.
OK, then...Google+ is the new Google. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 10:31 AM »

Google+ might be nice. I'm getting tired of getting updates from people playing Farmville. I don't CARE if your sheep had lambs! Most of FB is so random anyways and what's the point where the balance tips to narcissim?
In fairness to Facebook, while they don't make filtering easy, this is more a problem with your friends spamming the feed with that stuff.

You can block any app generated content when you click the "X" to the right and tell it to never show you posts from Farmville.
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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2011, 07:21 PM »

been playing around with Google+ and while still learning about it. The main part has been the circles and how your post can be sent to certain circles and can be made public as well. I find that I have more control over what is posted. Still working on the hangout thing. I'm sure that once your friends try it out and more people get on it, the use of it will multiply.

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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2011, 07:35 PM »

been playing around with Google+ and while still learning about it. The main part has been the circles and how your post can be sent to certain circles and can be made public as well. I find that I have more control over what is posted.

This is what I don't get. I've been doing this on Facebook for a long time. You make lists of Friends. Google has a slicker interface for this, but it seems like the same thing. Facebook wi certainly include improved listmaking in an update before too long. I'd bet money on it.
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2011, 09:15 PM »

They may have to.

Zuckerberg has said that "people don't like to make lists." Most Facebook users don't even know about the feature. It is there, and I use it, but your average user doesn't even know about it. Facebook's entire aim is to get you to share as much publicly as possible. They don't want people using lists, really. Google has made it their whole point that you share differently with different people. That's very true, and I appreciate that they are starting from that point of view.

It's funny that Facebook has now blocked two applications for exporting people's data out so they can use it elsewhere. It also tells you what Facebook thinks about who owns the data that their users put in. Meanwhile, it is another huge emphasis on G+ that you own your data, and you can take it whenever you like.

The differences aren't huge, but the little things add up. I don't check Facebook all the time, but I use GMail and Calendar and Maps all the time, and the menu bar sits right up there and offers more opportunities to engage. (For better and worse) I think they've really got something good starting here. I don't know if it will have legs, but I'm enjoying it.
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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2011, 03:33 AM »

and just for fun....this is from http://socialstatistics.com/?include=statistics&id=263

Zuckerberg's # of followers on google+
2011-07-12    134,328    
he was the most followed user on google+ until he made his profile private last night....yes Zuckerberg is on the competition's site....
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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2011, 07:36 AM »

Remember, when your friends were the ones your talked to (not texted) on the phone, emailed, and met on the flying field (or the restaurant).  While I have some interesting conversations with a singer in TX, I still find it amusing how many people in public places are glues to the phones or tablets communicating with people that are elsewhere.

Social media developed by geeks..... certain bit of irony there.

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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2011, 01:55 PM »

Remember, when your friends were the ones your talked to (not texted) on the phone, emailed, and met on the flying field (or the restaurant). ...

I'm glad it's not just that, or I'd have many fewer friends. I've always been a bit introverted and have never liked talking on the phone. My friends have usually been the people right around me, like classmates in school. I'm glad I have so many ways to connect with people, especially over common interests.
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