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(The Inquirer)   Mark Zuckerberg drops out of Google+ because he doesn't want his personal information compromised   (theinquirer.net) divider line 124
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2011-07-13 01:36:33 PM  
I don't see what Google + offers me, and I dropped it when it wouldn't let me use my first and middle name only (as I do on FB, etc) and without changing my Gmail to that and posting a photo of me. I use my gmail for real-world stuff and "social networking" for my band and friends.

But really, I don't think this will be any more successful than Google Wave was.
 
2011-07-13 04:10:58 PM  
What are the security concerns that Google+ has?
 
2011-07-13 04:14:14 PM  
He's still on - he just hid all his info. I'm looking at his profile now.
 
2011-07-13 04:14:40 PM  
DO AS i SAY! NOT AS I DO!
 
2011-07-13 04:14:44 PM  
They should change their terms of service to state that anyone named Mark Zuckerberg cannot lock down or delete their profile and just never announce it.

I've been using it for a few days, I already see the advantages over facebook. There is going to be a good amount of people that move over to it.
 
2011-07-13 04:15:24 PM  

cgraves67: What are the security concerns that Google+ has?


A company not owned by him has his data.
 
2011-07-13 04:15:39 PM  
That guy is a first-rate dickweed.
 
2011-07-13 04:16:33 PM  

The Silver Mullet: He's still on - he just hid all his info.


Which is far easier to do on Google+ than it is on Facebook.
 
2011-07-13 04:17:51 PM  

Ixly: That guy is a first-rate dickweed.


Maybe.

But if the reported reason he hid his info is true, it means he's a first-rate dickweed with a lot more common sense than most of the users of his site.
 
2011-07-13 04:18:34 PM  

cgraves67: What are the security concerns that Google+ has?


Here's a link that I came across. How much of it is true, I don't know.

Link (new window)
 
2011-07-13 04:18:44 PM  
i havent tried google + yet but deleted my facebook anyways because it turned out to be a retarded social networking tool. it over time encouraged you to add more and more personal information while gradually adding "friends." since i am not an international spy i wasnt too concerned about info gathering by the site, a little maybe, but i had so many ex-classmates, acquaintances and family that i worried about what got posted on my wall and so on. anyways thats just me, ill see if google + is better
 
2011-07-13 04:18:51 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2011-07-13 04:20:12 PM  
Ok...
Why did that dumbass even sign up for it?
I sure don't remember Sam Walton going into K-Mart and biatching about the products not being Bloomingdales caliber.
 
2011-07-13 04:20:38 PM  
Alright. Looks like this is the Google+ thread for the day. I was talking in the other thread about a privacy issue (for me) with Google+. Namely, this feature (pops).

Otherwise, it seems good. I stopped using FB because I couldn't segregate people the way I wanted to, and google seems to have come through on that. But mostly I plan on using Google+ for online backup of photos and HD home videos (the G kind), so I guess it's goodbye SmugMug for me?

If anyone needs an invite, send a mail to treyayu [at] yahoo dot com. I'll shoot you an invite from my gmail. BIE gets you priority, heh.
 
2011-07-13 04:20:43 PM  

serpent_sky: I don't see what Google + offers me, and I dropped it when it wouldn't let me use my first and middle name only (as I do on FB, etc) and without changing my Gmail to that and posting a photo of me. I use my gmail for real-world stuff and "social networking" for my band and friends.

But really, I don't think this will be any more successful than Google Wave was.


You can organize your "Friends" into "Acquaintances." You know, those people you were friends with in High School (but don't talk to anymore) but you just aren't rude enough to un-friend them.
 
2011-07-13 04:21:35 PM  
Shouldn't this be an Onion article?
 
2011-07-13 04:21:54 PM  

serpent_sky: posting a photo of me.


You don't need to do that. Also you can change the name that people see.
 
2011-07-13 04:21:54 PM  
Zuckerjoo, oh really? What about the LSO cookies from facebook that aren't deleted when you delete cookies from ye ol' browser?

/hate mark zuckerburg.
//hate facebook more.
 
2011-07-13 04:22:44 PM  
Sorry, Google, you can repackage it all you want, but I'm still not signing up for Orkut.
 
2011-07-13 04:23:34 PM  

farkMcFark: cgraves67: What are the security concerns that Google+ has?

Here's a link that I came across. How much of it is true, I don't know.

Link (new window)


I think the author of that article got them switched around.
 
2011-07-13 04:23:56 PM  

The Fark Filter: Sorry, Google, you can repackage it all you want, but I'm still not signing up for Orkut.


Google+ is way different from Orkut.
 
2011-07-13 04:23:58 PM  

ordinarysteve


i havent tried google + yet but deleted my facebook anyways because it turned out to be a retarded social networking tool


It "turned out to be" that? How the hell did you not know up front that you were supposed to post information about yourself? I thought that was its entire raison d'etre.


The "social networking" part anyway. Not sure if "retarded" was in the business plan.
 
2011-07-13 04:25:45 PM  
That's rich! Zuckerberg who paid a PR firm to trash google, joined google to make a big show of leaving google. This guy is a shark, facebookers are his chum(s). Conventional morality can be such a drag!
 
2011-07-13 04:27:26 PM  

arenaninja: Alright. Looks like this is the Google+ thread for the day. I was talking in the other thread about a privacy issue (for me) with Google+. Namely, this feature (pops).


Curiously enough, in the comments of the thread you linked, folks explain how to prevent that (Disable Reshare). True, that's not completely closing the hole, as you have to do it per post, but it is blockable.
 
2011-07-13 04:28:05 PM  
Anything Zuckerberg doesn't like, I automatically start liking for some reason.

How about lets make this the new thread to beg for invites? I'll go first...has to be sent to gmail, right?

Revalos
 
2011-07-13 04:29:14 PM  

Splinshints: Ixly: That guy is a first-rate dickweed.

Maybe.

But if the reported reason he hid his info is true, it means he's a first-rate dickweed with a lot more common sense than most of the users of his site.


My comment actually had nothing to do with him hiding his Google info. He is just a dickweed.
 
2011-07-13 04:29:32 PM  
G+ is just a diaspora spoiler. "Finally, people might leave facebook and we can get our hands on that data! Oh, crap! They're going to spread it all over the web, so thin that its worthless to us! What can we do? OH! Buzz, but with aspects I mean Circles..."

Its nice enough, and pretty, but..

(By the by, diaspora is up and running. The "main" devs at joindiaspora.com are keeping invites very few and far between, but the network is working so you can sign up at any pod and interoperate as if it was one unified service.. I'm on https://privit.us but there are a bunch listed at podupti.me ..)
 
2011-07-13 04:30:18 PM  
I had an invite. I signed up and used it for 4 days... then deleted my account. It's identical to Facebook. It has no "killer features" to recommend it above Facebook, and Google plays fast and loose with privacy, just as much if not more so than Facebook.

So why should I got to Google+ when I already have Facebook?

So... I'm sorry to say Google has wasted a lot of money and effort on a giant turd of a website.
 
2011-07-13 04:31:36 PM  
Google can go eat shiat for farking up youtube.
 
2011-07-13 04:32:25 PM  
Sure, if anyone wants an invite, EIP. BIE are always appreciated, too. :D
 
2011-07-13 04:36:07 PM  
The Inquirer (as opposed to the Enquirer) got me thinking about the difference between inquire and enquire, and whether or not they are synonymous.

From what I have found, enquire relates to query: que·ry/ˈkwi(ə)rē/

Verb: Ask a question about something, esp. in order to express one's doubts about it or to check its validity or accuracy: "many people queried whether any harm had been done"; "he queried the medical database".

Noun: A question, esp. one addressed to an official or organization.

And inquiry relates to inquest: in·quest/ˈinˌkwest/

Noun: A judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to esp. a death. If you can substitute inquest, than inquiry is the propper word to use. If not, then use enquiry.

So the Enquirer questions officials and/or organizations, and the Inquirer attempts to ascertain the facts of a situation. A subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless.

Or it could be one of those wacky British/US English things.

This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with either Mark Zuckerberg or Google+, but I thought it was interesting. Then again, I'm pretty bored right now.
 
2011-07-13 04:37:10 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: ordinarysteve

i havent tried google + yet but deleted my facebook anyways because it turned out to be a retarded social networking tool


It "turned out to be" that? How the hell did you not know up front that you were supposed to post information about yourself? I thought that was its entire raison d'etre.


The "social networking" part anyway. Not sure if "retarded" was in the business plan.


i should of specified that for me personally it was an annoying social tool. i live in a small town so it just ended up as an avenue to see old class mates baby pictures or a past acquaintance's inane thoughts on the cayce anthony case. there was also the times when i also hated it when someone i didnt really know, let alone be friends with, would put something absurd or whatnot on my wall
 
2011-07-13 04:39:54 PM  

Ikahoshi: I had an invite. I signed up and used it for 4 days... then deleted my account. It's identical to Facebook. It has no "killer features" to recommend it above Facebook, and Google plays fast and loose with privacy, just as much if not more so than Facebook.

So why should I got to Google+ when I already have Facebook?

So... I'm sorry to say Google has wasted a lot of money and effort on a giant turd of a website.


blogs.westword.com
 
2011-07-13 04:40:05 PM  

Sticky Hands: Ok...
Why did that dumbass even sign up for it?
I sure don't remember Sam Walton going into K-Mart and biatching about the products not being Bloomingdales caliber.


Probably wanted to see how much of a threat it is to Facebook with his own eyes, and to see if there are any cool features to steal.
 
2011-07-13 04:40:53 PM  

Ikahoshi: It's identical to Facebook. I


No it's not. As for killer features, the killer feature of Google+ is that it's not loaded with crap. It's a Google thing, like Gmail, clean, simple and no clutter.
 
2011-07-13 04:42:06 PM  
"Obvious" tag busy today?
 
2011-07-13 04:44:11 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Ikahoshi: It's identical to Facebook. I

No it's not. As for killer features, the killer feature of Google+ is that it's not loaded with crap. It's a Google thing, like Gmail, clean, simple and no clutter.


What clutter does Facebook have? Granted, I browse with FF with ABP and NoScript and only allow facebook.com, but I see no clutter which is what got me to drop myspace.

Ultimately, FB, Google+, MySpace are just tools that help you stay connected to those you care about. If you care about 600 people you're gonna have problems no matter which site you're using.
 
2011-07-13 04:46:26 PM  

ddam: WhyteRaven74: Ikahoshi: It's identical to Facebook. I

No it's not. As for killer features, the killer feature of Google+ is that it's not loaded with crap. It's a Google thing, like Gmail, clean, simple and no clutter.

What clutter does Facebook have? Granted, I browse with FF with ABP and NoScript and only allow facebook.com, but I see no clutter which is what got me to drop myspace.

Ultimately, FB, Google+, MySpace are just tools that help you stay connected to those you care about. If you care about 600 people you're gonna have problems no matter which site you're using.


This.

And who would be dumb enough to post a lot of personal info?
 
2011-07-13 04:46:26 PM  
Unless I can make my profile background fully animated with sparkles and an embedded music file you can't turn off when you view it, I want NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS shiat.

i26.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-13 04:46:37 PM  

serpent_sky: I don't see what Google + offers me, and I dropped it when it wouldn't let me use my first and middle name only (as I do on FB, etc) and without changing my Gmail to that and posting a photo of me. I use my gmail for real-world stuff and "social networking" for my band and friends.

But really, I don't think this will be any more successful than Google Wave was.


everything you mention hear is untrue. You may not have figured it out yet, but theres a way to handle all of that.

The main pull to g+ in my eyes is that it lets you simply and easily catergorize your friends. When i post stuff on my newsfeed, everyone sees it. And im aware there are controls in place for this, but the bottom line is facebooks user controls are not streamlined and they are not intuitive. I wanted to do something the other day and it took me 30 minutes to figure it out. Privacy stuff should be simple. I want to write a message on a feed to this group of people. Simple.

So far, im a fan. I think its better than FB is ever aspect ive seen so far. The biggest thing is the lack of a wall. Which im sure will change over time. But i dont like that when i write on other peoples walls everyone knows. Theres a weird voyeurism to that. If i want everyone to see something. Ill send it in a way that everyone sees.

I dont know. Maybe i just hate popular things. I hate apple too. But you all know thats justified.
 
2011-07-13 04:47:08 PM  
Damn. I just put him in my "Friends I want to borrow money from" circle.

/ not making this up.
 
2011-07-13 04:47:11 PM  

ddam: What clutter does Facebook have?


Well there's the new chat sidebar. Also the rather irritating picture viewer with its pop ups.
 
2011-07-13 04:47:12 PM  
To me this looks like a cleaner, nicer Facebook.

It's success will be in how much it can attract active users. Right now I have a half dozen people in my circles and no one is (yet) active. Most of my friends are not on it.

There is a heck of an untapped desire to get off of Facebook and onto something that treats it's users better but provides the same function. Google+ can do it, but it lacks the massive user base. It will be hard for people to migrate and be content unless a bulk of their favorite contacts on Facebook does the same.

In short, if there is an en masse defection it can succeed, otherwise it faced a tough road.

If anything, just like Chrome did, it can provide an example of how it's done right for others to copy.
 
2011-07-13 04:47:12 PM  
Oh.
Well.

Now that Zuckerberg is not using it, I'll have to get off of it too.
 
2011-07-13 04:47:29 PM  
oh yea and no farking farmville BS. All those games and shiat. I dont want my social network to be littered with people playing bejewled. Hopefully they stay away from that shiat.
 
2011-07-13 04:48:18 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ddam: What clutter does Facebook have?

Well there's the new chat sidebar. Also the rather irritating picture viewer with its pop ups.


Facebook is also downright glitchy. Although my guess is G+ will get there once its user base increases.
 
2011-07-13 04:49:04 PM  

vinnydoz007: serpent_sky: I don't see what Google + offers me, and I dropped it when it wouldn't let me use my first and middle name only (as I do on FB, etc) and without changing my Gmail to that and posting a photo of me. I use my gmail for real-world stuff and "social networking" for my band and friends.

But really, I don't think this will be any more successful than Google Wave was.

everything you mention hear is untrue. You may not have figured it out yet, but theres a way to handle all of that.

The main pull to g+ in my eyes is that it lets you simply and easily catergorize your friends. When i post stuff on my newsfeed, everyone sees it. And im aware there are controls in place for this, but the bottom line is facebooks user controls are not streamlined and they are not intuitive. I wanted to do something the other day and it took me 30 minutes to figure it out. Privacy stuff should be simple. I want to write a message on a feed to this group of people. Simple.

So far, im a fan. I think its better than FB is ever aspect ive seen so far. The biggest thing is the lack of a wall. Which im sure will change over time. But i dont like that when i write on other peoples walls everyone knows. Theres a weird voyeurism to that. If i want everyone to see something. Ill send it in a way that everyone sees.

I dont know. Maybe i just hate popular things. I hate apple too. But you all know thats justified.


Maybe cuz the wall is supposed to be something public while private messages should be sent using the "private message" feature of FB. Seriously, some of the complaints about (insert company product here) are farking insane.
 
2011-07-13 04:51:25 PM  

serpent_sky: I don't see what Google + offers me, and I dropped it when it wouldn't let me use my first and middle name only (as I do on FB, etc) and without changing my Gmail to that and posting a photo of me. I use my gmail for real-world stuff and "social networking" for my band and friends.

But really, I don't think this will be any more successful than Google Wave was.


or Buzz
or Okrut
/nerdrage in 3
 
2011-07-13 04:51:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ddam: What clutter does Facebook have?

Well there's the new chat sidebar. Also the rather irritating picture viewer with its pop ups.


I use high resolution on my laptop so the chat sidebar is really off to the side. I have used the online chat feature maybe 5 times since it's been added to FB and you can turn it off.

The picture viewer doesn't create any pop-ups for me. Maybe it's the way you have your browser set up.
 
2011-07-13 04:53:08 PM  

cgraves67: What are the security concerns that Google+ has?


Google.
/I swear i thought iSheep were more faithful
 
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