I'd like to join, invite please? firstname.lastname@example.org.
When GMail came out as a beta it was simple, easy, generous, and intuitive. It was not only inviting but really blatantly better than everything else on the market. Google+ isn't those things. It's complicated, unfamiliar, and uninviting to people who aren't already Web 2.0 sperglords. Yeah, I'm not dumb, I can probably eventually figure out how to do all the stuff I want (and probably more!) but it's not fun. And when I have something vastly more familiar and intuitive (Facebook) there's no incentive to switch like there was with GMail.
Google's had fuckups before, so far this just feels like another Google Video. They solved that one by buying out the people who beat them, YouTube. If Zuckerberg doesn't want to play ball, who knows how it's gonna end up.
So yeah, I'm sure it has some neat features buried under there, the circles idea is interesting if nothing else (didn't they jack that from Diaspora or something?), but so far as a thing for me to use in my day to daily, I'm not feeling it.
They're using the Beta for feedback though, clicking the little 'Send Feedback' button in the bottom right will let you give them your opinion.
So if people aren't happy with the interface, they'll change it.
I need an invite if possible :)
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I swear, if you invite me i will read to the elderly and pick up trash!
Should probably have a different threads for invites and discussion?
If anyone wants to add me to their FP circle:
I was really (really) skeptical about this whole thing at first, but now I can potentially see myself using this instead of Facebook. It's already replaced Twitter for me (yuck). Circles allow me to add interesting non-acquaintances without feeling like a stalker (so I have a circle full of notable people in the tech industry, and can occasionally interact with them). I've never felt comfortable adding anyone on FB that I don't know really well.
I've finally gotten into Google +
It's already looking better than Facebook. for me at least.
Seems interesting enough. Does it allow you to use fake info? If so, I'll just throw in a random name. I know that none of my friends are on here and I rarely use social networking, so I'll just invite myself over my main email address later. This account will just be to test the site.
I made an account, but I'm not even sure what's happening. I keep getting notifications about Autumn sharing posts with me, but there's never anything there! I don't know whether I broke Google+ or if Autumn just thinks it's funny to mess with my head!
It's pretty cool, though. I've got a special circle just for my Internet Pals!
I broke my profile picture.
Some way it doesen't exist if i respond to posts.
I was hoping that Profile Pictures could be gifs.
But when I think about the lag, unless they don't animate thumbnails.
I just noticed if you type *Something* with (*) STARS!
You get a bold text.
Anyone who wants to search WubWubWompWomp, and add me to your circles.
What the dicks, I've made more than 24 posts today.
Didn't see it, thanks.
Finally got google+
I'm still learning it but it looks useful, and its not blocked at school as it is new so I can have a look during my breaks
Can someone give me an invite?
I have an invite but it still says that they're full of people. Sucks.