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« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2011, 08:04:19 PM »

Got one! Thanks!
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« Reply #81 on: July 08, 2011, 08:06:36 PM »

I see some people have an extra name benath their name - couldn't that be used? Not that I know how its used.

And yeah, I have no idea who people are either. I added "razgon" to my name, so people can see who I am - Id rather not have two accounts, way too messy for me

edit: yeah, I can still add people as well, in case someone needs one. But lets keep the mob out, shall we? ;-)
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« Reply #82 on: July 08, 2011, 08:11:41 PM »

doesn't the nickname take care of that though?
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« Reply #83 on: July 08, 2011, 08:15:42 PM »

Mine's in my profile, but I never saw any way to get it to appear in lieu of or in addition to my actual name.
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« Reply #84 on: July 08, 2011, 08:29:17 PM »

The nickname doesn't do anything yet, as far as I can tell.

Btw - I tried sharing a youtube video - anyone know why it doesn't allow it? It says "Embedding disabled by request"?
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« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2011, 08:31:19 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2011, 08:15:42 PM

Mine's in my profile, but I never saw any way to get it to appear in lieu of or in addition to my actual name.

view profile as doesn't work?
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« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2011, 08:48:49 PM »

I'm on. Thanks Razgon!
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« Reply #87 on: July 08, 2011, 08:51:41 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on July 08, 2011, 08:31:19 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2011, 08:15:42 PM

Mine's in my profile, but I never saw any way to get it to appear in lieu of or in addition to my actual name.

view profile as doesn't work?

You'll have to point me at that.
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« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2011, 08:51:45 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on July 08, 2011, 08:29:17 PM

The nickname doesn't do anything yet, as far as I can tell.

Btw - I tried sharing a youtube video - anyone know why it doesn't allow it? It says "Embedding disabled by request"?

That's the YouTube video not allowing you to embed it. Find a different version of the same video.
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« Reply #89 on: July 09, 2011, 12:49:17 AM »

If anyone has a spare invite and can forward it my way, that would be awesome!

johnsonad at gmail.com

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« Reply #90 on: July 09, 2011, 01:00:10 AM »

I'd also happily take an invite if someone has one. Gryndyl@gmail
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« Reply #91 on: July 09, 2011, 01:09:59 AM »

""Your nickname won't be shown on your profile, but it may be used (instead of your full name) in other Google services."
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« Reply #92 on: July 09, 2011, 02:48:26 AM »

My invite button is gone frown
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« Reply #93 on: July 09, 2011, 05:00:30 AM »

I'm on as [email protected]
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« Reply #94 on: July 09, 2011, 05:22:22 AM »

I'm on at marcelt at gmail, feel free to add me to your OO/GT circle
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« Reply #95 on: July 09, 2011, 05:55:19 AM »

I figured it out - under "About" you can post an occupation. Thats the one that shows up under peoples photos, when you hover over it. Thais one way to add your nickname to quick access.
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« Reply #96 on: July 09, 2011, 10:29:45 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2011, 08:51:41 PM

Quote from: jersoc on July 08, 2011, 08:31:19 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2011, 08:15:42 PM

Mine's in my profile, but I never saw any way to get it to appear in lieu of or in addition to my actual name.

view profile as doesn't work?

You'll have to point me at that.

ok it's not that.

goto your profile and edit other names. then  you can put in your username and select a custom circle.

i thought view profile as was it, apparently not, but there ya go now!
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« Reply #97 on: July 09, 2011, 03:10:57 PM »

I got in the other day.  I tried to send a message to my brother-in-law to thank him.  I couldn't.

Honestly, I look at that page, and I can't really do anything without spending a few minutes to figure out how.  I know it's in beta, but this thing is not at all intuitive.

Add segregating your contacts, and I think whoever said Google+ would make Facebook the new MySpace is dreaming.

Yeah, FB may bury a lot of stuff, so that if you want to do something a little more complicated than post on someone's wall or your own, it's tough. The masses don't want to do any of that.

And I think this segregating into circles thing will make people feel icky.  Choosing who's a friend and who's an aquaintance?  Yeah, for some that would be easy, but there are a bunch of people who are FB friends that I wouldn't be comfortable dropping to an aquanitance status.  And vice-versa.

I'm going to keep using it and see if it gains momentum with me, but I'm underwhelmed so far with even the concept.
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« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2011, 03:16:01 PM »

I'd love an invite if anyone has has one. 

chris.bradberry1[at]gmail.com

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« Reply #99 on: July 09, 2011, 04:34:59 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 09, 2011, 03:10:57 PM

I got in the other day.  I tried to send a message to my brother-in-law to thank him.  I couldn't.

Honestly, I look at that page, and I can't really do anything without spending a few minutes to figure out how.  I know it's in beta, but this thing is not at all intuitive.

Add segregating your contacts, and I think whoever said Google+ would make Facebook the new MySpace is dreaming.

Yeah, FB may bury a lot of stuff, so that if you want to do something a little more complicated than post on someone's wall or your own, it's tough. The masses don't want to do any of that.

And I think this segregating into circles thing will make people feel icky.  Choosing who's a friend and who's an aquaintance?  Yeah, for some that would be easy, but there are a bunch of people who are FB friends that I wouldn't be comfortable dropping to an aquanitance status.  And vice-versa.

I'm going to keep using it and see if it gains momentum with me, but I'm underwhelmed so far with even the concept.

First off, I agree that it's not super-intuitive at first glance.  Part of it is that it's not doing things the Facebook way, but yeah, I think people are going to be a little confused at first.  That might be a good thing, though, if the Google+ way is a better way.

As far as the circle segregation issue, remember that you're not forced to use the default circle labels.  You could have a "Facebook Level Friends" circle, and continue communicating to exactly the same population, and if you choose you could also add a "Friends I Actually Like" circle to broadcast more sensitive posts to. 

People generally stick to defaults, though, so I think Google has to really really think about what circles to present to people when they first join.
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« Reply #100 on: July 09, 2011, 06:16:21 PM »

invites are back for me. post or PM email.
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« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2011, 07:38:59 PM »

I also have invites PM of leave your email address.
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« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2011, 10:01:37 PM »

Same here -- pvt for a invite.
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« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2011, 01:32:55 PM »

is there  a way to limit to how much someone can appear on your Stream? I added Felicia Day and man can she post!! My entire Stream is just her - no room for anyone else.
I can report her for abuse  icon_lol but would rather limit my stream.
Muting her will simply remove her - I have her under the 'following' stream.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2011, 02:30:45 PM »

Quote from: Roman on July 11, 2011, 01:32:55 PM

is there  a way to limit to how much someone can appear on your Stream? I added Felicia Day and man can she post!! My entire Stream is just her - no room for anyone else.
I can report her for abuse  icon_lol but would rather limit my stream.
Muting her will simply remove her - I have her under the 'following' stream.

Thoughts?

I don't think so, if fact there is an article about this someone wrote:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/09/scoble-problem-social-networks/
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« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2011, 02:36:42 PM »

Oh, and by the way, that is sort of the point of circles - put your default as friends and then someone like FD in "following" and just skim that stuff when you feel like it.
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« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2011, 03:17:07 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 11, 2011, 02:36:42 PM

Oh, and by the way, that is sort of the point of circles - put your default as friends and then someone like FD in "following" and just skim that stuff when you feel like it.

agreed - that is why I set her up like that - however the stream is a dumping ground for all circles.
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« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2011, 03:30:07 PM »

I finally got an invite this past weekend to check it out. Looks interesting. Of course I've locked everything down from public view. Gonna poke around some to more to see what the buzz is about.
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« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2011, 08:57:56 PM »

I wouldn't mind an invite if someone has an extra.  Google has my interest picqued.

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« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2011, 08:59:34 PM »

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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2011, 09:30:30 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 11, 2011, 08:59:34 PM

awesome. thanks!  icon_smile
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« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2011, 11:55:21 PM »

I'm on it as [my username on here]@gmail.com.

I've got some invites, too, so PM me if you want one.
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« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2011, 02:11:25 PM »

Someone created a group to discuss Dance with Dragons. I thought this was an interesting use of the new 'circle' system.
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« Reply #114 on: July 13, 2011, 01:26:36 AM »

Im getting invites for this.. but, honestly, I couldn't care less. This is gonna end the same way as Google Buzz and Google Wave--Nowhere. Trying to launch a competitor to FB at this point in the game is such a dumb idea. Really, it's like someone trying to reinvent the wheel... You just can't.  nod
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« Reply #115 on: July 13, 2011, 01:30:23 AM »

I don't think it's going to kill Facebook (not for a while, at least) but I think it's going to get a very sizeable user base.  It's snazzier than Facebook, it has some new features that Facebook has yet to implement, and it has the Google name.

My guess is that this will end up sort of like all the competing instant messaging networks way back when.  For a while people have both an ICQ number and an AIM name or whatever, until someone makes a program that lets you connect to both networks seamlessly and it's irrelevant which network you or your friends are on.
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« Reply #116 on: July 15, 2011, 07:48:56 PM »

Apparently I'm now on the Plus (thanks Wire). Now what?
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« Reply #117 on: July 15, 2011, 10:20:13 PM »

Quote from: lildrgn on July 15, 2011, 07:48:56 PM

Apparently I'm now on the Plus (thanks Wire). Now what?

Start adding people, that's what smile
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« Reply #118 on: July 16, 2011, 03:44:17 PM »

Zuckerberg quits Google+ over privacy concerns. What's the appropriate metaphor here? Pot, meet kettle, methinks?
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« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2011, 04:15:02 PM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on July 16, 2011, 03:44:17 PM

Zuckerberg quits Google+ over privacy concerns. What's the appropriate metaphor here? Pot, meet kettle, methinks?

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