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« on: June 30, 2011, 01:01:04 PM »

If anyone is in on the beta I sure would like an invite! Never heard of Google+? It's not 2010 anymore, Facebooker!
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 01:30:20 PM »

I hadn't heard of it until this:

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 01:33:07 PM »

I'm also looking for an invite if anyone has one and is willing to share with a fellow GT'er.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 02:11:30 PM »

Oh, are we doing this here as well as OO? OK, then...I'd appreciate an invite as well.

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 02:25:48 PM »

Quote from: Asharak on June 30, 2011, 02:11:30 PM

Oh, are we doing this here as well as OO? OK, then...I'd appreciate an invite as well.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 02:30:34 PM »

Quote from: JayDee on June 30, 2011, 02:25:48 PM

I'll do it anywhere I can get an invite.

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I don't know, if all my Facebook friends start jumping ship I may consider it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 02:45:17 PM »

I can barely tolerate one facebook. Who needs another one?
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 03:03:15 PM »

I would love an invite as well. I'm very intrigued by Google+.

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I can barely tolerate one facebook. Who needs another one?

Here's the difference: One, you don't have to share everything with everyone, unlike Facebook. Two, Google is better with your personal data than Facebook. Three, Facebook is quickly turning into Adbook, and it's bothering me.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 03:04:08 PM »

Ehm, I'd love one as well, actually - Apparently, I'm intrigued by all things google
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »

I got in but sadly it won't let me invite anyone at the moment. I like it more than facebook, managing your friends is awesomely easy with the whole circle thing. You can split and only view posts from different circles and you can only post to different circles, it's just so much more intuitive and simple than Facebook is. Google now owns even more of me than it did before.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 03:26:59 PM »

I'm in as well. Time to create a GT/OO circle?
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 03:52:04 PM »

Soo.. I'd like a google+ invite if anyone has one.  [email protected]
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 03:55:46 PM »

Looks like they closed the invites and the loophole that people were using this morning to get around it has also been slammed shut. No way to get anyone else in at the moment. I'll send out invites as soon as I see they're available again.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 04:01:05 PM »

Quote from: JayDee on June 30, 2011, 03:26:59 PM

I'm in as well. Time to create a GT/OO circle?

I just called mine "Gamers", but yeah. My username here AT gmail if anyone wants to add me.

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 04:08:37 PM »

Wow, that actually does look like a better facebook...
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2011, 04:15:33 PM »

I'll toss my name in the ring for an invite as well

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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2011, 04:15:42 PM »

I'd like an invite too if anyone has one.
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2011, 04:26:09 PM »

I hate Facebook - I don't even have an account. People look at me funny when I say that..
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2011, 04:27:25 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 30, 2011, 02:30:34 PM

I don't know, if all my Facebook friends start jumping ship I may consider it.

That's the problem. There's no way I want to deal with both Facebook and Google+. Unless there is some mass migration or compelling reason to switch it seems like most people will stick with FB.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2011, 04:27:54 PM »

Quote from: ravenvii on June 30, 2011, 04:26:09 PM

I hate Facebook - I don't even have an account. People look at me funny when I say that.

I didn't either until this spring, when some family members talked me into at a relative's funeral. It wasn't like I could really say no under those circumstances...

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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 05:08:39 PM »

I can haz invite? [email protected]
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011, 05:29:24 PM »

I am definitely interested in google+.  Facebook is crap but having 9 brothers and sisters all over the US, its currently the best way to organize social events.  I would like an invite as well if one becomes available.  you can get me at rshetts at gmail.com
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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2011, 05:40:48 PM »

purged at gmail.duh. slywink
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2011, 09:52:37 PM »

I'll take one when available
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2011, 10:03:22 PM »

Btw guys, you can sign up here: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/
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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2011, 10:42:54 PM »

THanks ragzon-that link worked just fine!
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« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2011, 01:53:26 AM »

In another couple years this is just going to be the new Myspace.  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2011, 02:12:01 AM »

I bet google would love for it to get that popular.  I just hope it doesn:t become the next Buzz or Wave.
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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2011, 03:38:20 AM »

I didn't mean that in the "it'll be really popular" way, I meant it in the "everybody will be leaving it for the new hot social bullshit" way, just like they left Myspace for Facebook and they're leaving Facebook for Google+. 

You think it's cool now because your parents don't have an account there, but #1, people our age are parents, and #2 your parents will go where ever the stupid Oprah and evening news says they should and if the migration really starts it will eventually trickle down to them.
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2011, 01:28:22 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 01, 2011, 03:38:20 AM

I didn't mean that in the "it'll be really popular" way, I meant it in the "everybody will be leaving it for the new hot social bullshit" way, just like they left Myspace for Facebook and they're leaving Facebook for Google+.  

You think it's cool now because your parents don't have an account there, but #1, people our age are parents, and #2 your parents will go where ever the stupid Oprah and evening news says they should and if the migration really starts it will eventually trickle down to them.

Except that unlike FB and MS, you can group your friends together so that you can have both your parents (who you don't want to know about your wild and crazy activities), and your party friends (who you do), and your <insert other category here> friends (who you don't). And then you can share with just the group(s) that you want instead of broadcasting to everyone. (I think.)

(I too would like an invite, it's <my GT username>@gmail)
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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2011, 02:45:30 PM »

So far, it seems pretty decent... but the lack of people on right now make things a little slow.

I really like the circle idea. Choose who you share what with. How did facebook miss something like that? I can have Mom & Grandma in my "I'm studying all day today!" circle and my friends in the "Hey, lets go to the bar and get hammered tonight!" circle. It seems pretty nice.

The "feeling" of it reminds me a lot of facebook in terms of layout. It's simple and clean.

So far, so good.
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« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2011, 03:36:44 PM »

Quote from: Nonnahob on July 03, 2011, 02:45:30 PM

I really like the circle idea. Choose who you share what with. How did facebook miss something like that? I can have Mom & Grandma in my "I'm studying all day today!" circle and my friends in the "Hey, lets go to the bar and get hammered tonight!" circle. It seems pretty nice.

Facebook didn't miss it; they did it with "Lists:"


It was just so poorly implemented that people like you didn't even know the feature existed.  Even if you knew it existed, it wasn't very easy to use.
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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2011, 04:08:53 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 01, 2011, 03:38:20 AM

I didn't mean that in the "it'll be really popular" way, I meant it in the "everybody will be leaving it for the new hot social bullshit" way, just like they left Myspace for Facebook and they're leaving Facebook for Google+. 

You think it's cool now because your parents don't have an account there, but #1, people our age are parents, and #2 your parents will go where ever the stupid Oprah and evening news says they should and if the migration really starts it will eventually trickle down to them.

Rapidly getting top the point where people our age are the GRANDparents.  Not quite yet, but getting there.
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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2011, 05:04:28 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 03, 2011, 03:36:44 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on July 03, 2011, 02:45:30 PM

I really like the circle idea. Choose who you share what with. How did facebook miss something like that? I can have Mom & Grandma in my "I'm studying all day today!" circle and my friends in the "Hey, lets go to the bar and get hammered tonight!" circle. It seems pretty nice.

Facebook didn't miss it; they did it with "Lists:"
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It was just so poorly implemented that people like you didn't even know the feature existed.  Even if you knew it existed, it wasn't very easy to use.

No kidding. I had no idea that was even there.
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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2011, 10:38:07 PM »

Quote from: ravenvii on June 30, 2011, 04:26:09 PM

I hate Facebook - I don't even have an account. People look at me funny when I say that.

With that said... if anyone gets a Google+ invite, count me in.
Same for me.
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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2011, 04:02:52 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2011, 04:42:24 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 30, 2011, 03:03:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 30, 2011, 02:45:17 PM

I can barely tolerate one facebook. Who needs another one?

Here's the difference: One, you don't have to share everything with everyone, unlike Facebook. Two, Google is better with your personal data than Facebook. Three, Facebook is quickly turning into Adbook, and it's bothering me.
Mmmm, Adblock Plus.
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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2011, 02:27:07 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on July 05, 2011, 04:42:24 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 30, 2011, 03:03:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 30, 2011, 02:45:17 PM

I can barely tolerate one facebook. Who needs another one?

Here's the difference: One, you don't have to share everything with everyone, unlike Facebook. Two, Google is better with your personal data than Facebook. Three, Facebook is quickly turning into Adbook, and it's bothering me.
Mmmm, Adblock Plus.

There are ads on Facebook?  I guess I got so good at ignoring ads (I don't use any kind of adblocker) that I didn't even notice.
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2011, 05:34:51 PM »

It's not even the ads. I use Adblock Plus, but here's the problem:

Let's say that you say you like "Parks and Recreation." Of course you like P&R. It's awesome. Afterwards, in your news feed, you'll have tons of notifications from P&R. "Aziz Ansari appeared on Conan!" "New episode tonight!" "Sneak peek at next week's episode!" "Here's Ron Swanson in his underwear!" You can't turn them off unless you decide that you don't like P&R.

Whereas before, you had a news feed full of your friends, now you have to comb through your news feed to pick out real news from all the crap news that you get there. It's annoying.
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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2011, 05:37:12 PM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on July 05, 2011, 05:34:51 PM

It's not even the ads. I use Adblock Plus, but here's the problem:

Let's say that you say you like "Parks and Recreation." Of course you like P&R. It's awesome. Afterwards, in your news feed, you'll have tons of notifications from P&R. "Aziz Ansari appeared on Conan!" "New episode tonight!" "Sneak peek at next week's episode!" "Here's Ron Swanson in his underwear!" You can't turn them off unless you decide that you don't like P&R.

Whereas before, you had a news feed full of your friends, now you have to comb through your news feed to pick out real news from all the crap news that you get there. It's annoying.

You can turn those off, you click on the little X that appears when you mouse over.  You can hide that single post, or you can hide all posts by P&R.  You can do it for friends too.  It doesn't make you "Unlike" the page either.
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