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Old 07-08-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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I wonder if all the companies on Facebook will switch over? Every decade or so, it seems everyone is ready for a change.
Remember MySpace? It once sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Just last week it was sold for $12 million.

It's pretty much dead and buried. The same could happen with Facebook.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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I just got a Google+ account. I like it a lot.

Don't think my friends and family are interested in joining Google+ for now.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:21 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Remember MySpace? It once sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Just last week it was sold for $12 million.

It's pretty much dead and buried. The same could happen with Facebook.
Yes. Technology is not static and people on the interwebs can be fickle.
Remember the mid-90's, when for many people, the internet itself was pretty much synonymous with dial-up AOL? Remember CompuServe?
These days AOL is still around, but is a shadow of its former self.
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I just got a Google+ account. I like it a lot.

Don't think my friends and family are interested in joining Google+ for now.
Some will, some won't, maybe some just need time.
I have a brother who fears Google, yet embraced Facebook.
As Jermaine says, eventually the advertising will make its way to G+ and unfortunately, that is the bottom line.
Google got sued for privacy issues, but they are a creative bunch and I feel more comfortable with Google than many other internet entities.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I'm playing with it as well, the Circles has to be the single biggest feature it has over FB...

I also love the lightness and simplicity of it (hope it stays that way) Facebook has gotten to Ad-Heavy and away from its core purpose.

Need to get more people on it, if I'm really going to switch from Facebook.
Google+ is doing what Facebook did back in the day, yet is implementing features that FB users would want, yet FB is not going to roll out. FB has a sort of Apple-esque way of conducting business: we give the user what we want the user to have, not what the user wants (rarely).

The big migration from MySpace to FB happened because many MySpace users where sick of the advertisements all over the place. Now, the same complaint is being said of FB, but don't hold your breathe, Google+ will contain ads, too. It's how social networking sites that host millions of user profiles at no cost to the user can make their money.

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Well, somebody will, and Google seems one of the more benign contenders.
First their was Friendster. I was on that site for awhile...until MySpace came out. Many people complained that Friendster had too strict of a policy on profanity (non profane pictures would be removed, couldn't type words such as ****, azz, etc.). So, when MySpace came along and users realized they could do what-ever they wanted, they jumped ship. Facebook lost most of its original appeal a couple of years ago, but it is really the only place to go for the time being (I mean, there are hundreds of social networking sites, perhaps thousands, but FB is the one in which a user could be certain his/hers friends will be on, too).

It's only a matter of time before someone else comes along knocks FB down.

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So far, it only seems to be good for individuals. Can companies or organizations create their own groups?

Can this tie in with Google Groups?
Like all Google products, it will be able to tie into all other Google products. Convenient, but also kinda 1984.

Yes, companies, etc., will be able to have a "profile" that is the whole concept behind the "+". It's Google's equivalent of the Like feature found on FB and many websites.

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I wonder if all the companies on Facebook will switch over? Every decade or so, it seems everyone is ready for a change.
Yup. Just like they went from MySpace to Facebook, they will go to what-ever new network becomes dominant.

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Yes. Technology is not static and people on the interwebs can be fickle.
Remember the mid-90's, when for many people, the internet itself was pretty much synonymous with dial-up AOL? Remember CompuServe?
These days AOL is still around, but is a shadow of its former self.


Some will, some won't, maybe some just need time.
I have a brother who fears Google, yet embraced Facebook.
As Jermaine says, eventually the advertising will make its way to G+ and unfortunately, that is the bottom line.
Google got sued for privacy issues, but they are a creative bunch and I feel more comfortable with Google than many other internet entities.
Things change. What is new today will be old tomorrow. The new business model is to be able to stay ahead of the curve and change with the times. Facebook seems unwilling to change into the social networking site that many users want it to be, so these users will migrate to the new platform that offers more of what they want. Google+ is looking like it could be it. And with the hype Google+ has already seen, unless it is a total dud, it looks like this could be it for FB no matter how fast FB tries to scramble to retain users.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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How do you like it?

How does it compare to Facebook, Twitter and the failed Google Buzz?
It won't fly until it gets Mafia Wars, FarmVille and all the other time wasting games people on Facebook play.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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It won't fly until it gets Mafia Wars, FarmVille and all the other time wasting games people on Facebook play.
I would be very, very glad if that stuff was not ported over. Many of the things I hate about facebook are derived from that crap.

Edit: BTW - I did get an invite (if anyone needs one PM me your email address) - I like it so far! It's still in beta of course, so there are bugs and not-yet-implemented features, but the circles thing is my favorite feature. The android app even has a "nearby" posts view, so you can see what other people post that are near you. There's already a very long thread of comments from over 100 people near me who are talking and making new relationships. Pretty awesome!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Anything that knocks down Facebook cannot be all bad.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Belfast, Maine
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I've been looking it over and checking out some YouTube videos...seems interesting. All the tech news sites seem to be raving as well as many of the tech geeks...

Anyone have an extra invite so that I may see what the hysteria is all about?
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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Anyone have an extra invite so that I may see what the hysteria is all about?
I do. DM me your email address.

eCommerceBytes (formerly AuctionBytes) is covering it. It will be a two-part article by Greg Holden. This is part 1, released today.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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But do your groups see your web history on Google Plus?
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