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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:03 PM
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Is anybody using Google+ ?
I'm trying to decide whether or not to sign up.

Do you like it?
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:04 PM
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1. I have it...but haven't really made use of it yet.
Will give this a kick for you though...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:07 PM
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2. I use lots of Google services but not this one. It just exposes waaaaay...
...to much of what you do in a Social context. I enjoy my privacy and I have had to do battle with the numerous interfaces which control privacy for Google users. Having all that tied together, one service hooked into another and another...it makes Facebook (which I already don't use for the same reasons) look like a privacy dream in comparison.

PB
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:45 PM
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9. Actually it doesn't expose anything you don't tell it to.
You have complete control over every small granular bit of your data and can choose which small or big or public circle you post to.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:11 PM
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3. I don't even know what it is.
How do you get to it?
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:23 PM
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4. It's still in Beta Testing... you have to have an invite
which I don't have yet, actually.

I'm sure I'll find one in my inbox any day now

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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:24 PM
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5. If you get in send me an invite
As of now it's a secret society.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:33 PM
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6. Viva, have you seen Eli Pariser talk about Google
in his BookTV segment?

He talks about how Google creates all kinds of filters in order to "personalize" your experience, which changes the results you get in searches.

I highly recommend this program.

http://www.booktv.org/Program/12551/After+Words+Eli+Par...
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:42 PM
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7. I haven't seen it, thanks.
I have noticed that I get better results by using a few different search engines.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:47 PM
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11. The upshot is, the less the search engine knows about you the better
and Pariser points out that "following" accounts on Twitter is right now the most unfiltered way to get information because those accounts aren't filtered before they are delivered to you.
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:52 PM
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12. It is still in Beta, and hashtag search still isn't implemented inside g+.
But there is a work around they posted on the g+ blog on how to get the results with normal google web search.
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:43 PM
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8. I'm using it. Loving it.
Social done right.
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negativenihil Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 01:47 PM
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10. i'm on it
and loving it's basic nature.

anyway, if anyone needs an invitation, i'd be happy to share.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 02:00 PM
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13. Yes...
Not as much as facebook though..
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 02:01 PM
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14. Nope
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