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Postby The Gecko » 01 Jul 2011, 06:04

Didn't see a thread for this yet. Anyone on it? Anyone *want* to be on it? Invites are closed but if you send someone a message from it they should be able to sign up so if anyone wants in let me know.
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Postby Master Gunner » 01 Jul 2011, 06:52

I'd be interested in checking it out.
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Re: Google+

Postby Vanguard » 01 Jul 2011, 06:57

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Long term I wouldn't mind taking a look. After all, it's Facebook without being Facebook (translation: Facebook without Mark Zuckerburg), so how could it not work?
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Postby theDreamer » 01 Jul 2011, 07:04

Facebook, regardless of being Facebook or not, is not something I'm the least bit interested in.
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Re: Google+

Postby JustAName » 01 Jul 2011, 07:32

I'd be interested.
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Postby I X » 01 Jul 2011, 07:44

I think I've already invited you, 'cos you're in my GMail contacts...
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Re: Google+

Postby GreigKM » 01 Jul 2011, 07:56

I'd try it, seems kinda useless, but meh, why not?
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Postby Yaxley » 01 Jul 2011, 08:40

I want to try it if only for the circles and the ability to control which groups see which posts I make. That feature seems so obvious that I bet Facebook implements it inside of a month. Either way, I'd be interested in a viable alternative to Facebook.
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Re: Google+

Postby JustAName » 01 Jul 2011, 08:43

I'm pretty much okay with Google running most of the internet.
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Re: Google+

Postby theDreamer » 01 Jul 2011, 08:43

Yaxley wrote:I want to try it if only for the circles and the ability to control which groups see which posts I make. That feature seems so obvious that I bet Facebook implements it inside of a month. Either way, I'd be interested in a viable alternative to Facebook.


They already have it.

Maybe not as intuitive, or "circle" based, but I can do something very similar.
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Postby Valliac » 01 Jul 2011, 08:47

I'd like to try it.
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Re: Google+

Postby Yaxley » 01 Jul 2011, 08:56

theDreamer wrote:Maybe not as intuitive

You're right, there does seem to be something like that, but it took you telling me about about it and me spending several minutes digging through my profile to find it. That seems sub-optimal.

In any case, I want to at least try Google+ before judging it. Maybe it will be better than Facebook. Maybe it will be like Buzz and just be a crappy imitation of what it was trying to copy. Only actually using it will tell.
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Postby Tim » 01 Jul 2011, 09:12

Google+ is going to do to Facebook what Warhammer Online did to World of Warcraft.
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Re: Google+

Postby LogicSword » 01 Jul 2011, 09:21

I wouldn't mind having a look at it.
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Re: Google+

Postby JustAName » 01 Jul 2011, 09:35

Tim wrote:Google+ is going to do to Facebook what Warhammer Online did to World of Warcraft.


So... Nothing, then?
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Re: Google+

Postby The Gecko » 01 Jul 2011, 09:53

If anyone wants an invite, pm me your email address. People on Reddit are making secondary Google accounts to get invites and then using those to invite their main ones. That's what I suggest if you're not comfortable giving me your main one.
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Re: Google+

Postby I X » 01 Jul 2011, 09:58

It doesn't seem to be quite as simple as that. I definitely invited Fayili (twice) but she didn't get notification or an invite. You might need to have proper profile info or something - she doesn't have much.
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Re: Google+

Postby The Gecko » 01 Jul 2011, 10:10

I've been sending people messages from within google+, and they can join up from there. That's been working fine for me.
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Re: Google+

Postby The Jester » 01 Jul 2011, 10:20

I've stated several times that if there were a viable alternative to Facebook I'd be on there in a flash. When I saw the XKCD strip the other day I went and had a look. Couldn't get an invite though. :(

I'll PM you my e-mail, Gecko! I wanna see what this is like! :)
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Re: Google+

Postby Keab42 » 01 Jul 2011, 13:03

I think it's got Facebook worried, which is a good sign. I'd like to try it though, will have to troll for invites.
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Re: Google+

Postby Dutch guy » 01 Jul 2011, 13:23

I don't use social media (Especially not facebook, linkedin, etc) I'm not going to give all my private info to a company for free so they can sell it to whoever wants it.
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Re: Google+

Postby Tim » 01 Jul 2011, 14:28

Fayili wrote:
Tim wrote:Google+ is going to do to Facebook what Warhammer Online did to World of Warcraft.


So... Nothing, then?

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Re: Google+

Postby JustAName » 01 Jul 2011, 14:31

Oooh, oooh, I got it right! Almost as good as winning Who Is A Cow!
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Re: Google+

Postby tamaness » 01 Jul 2011, 14:52

Wanna know the reason Facebook won't be hurt by this?

It's because social media is measured against the yardstick of Facebook.

It's the same reason that MP3 players won't budge the iPod and the same reason MMOs won't budge WoW. If you can describe something as "it's like X but Y," then it's not different enough from X to make a difference.

That said, I would still like to try out Google+. I hope they don't axe it like Wave.
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Re: Google+

Postby Keab42 » 01 Jul 2011, 14:53

Fayili wrote:Oooh, oooh, I got it right! Almost as good as winning Who Is A Cow!


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