If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Boston.com)   Still like Google+? I bet you also still think Obama is doing a good job   (boston.com) divider line 51
    More: Sad, Institute of Physics  
•       •       •

2352 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 May 2014 at 4:54 PM (25 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



51 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-05-05 04:04:09 PM  
I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."
 
2014-05-05 04:25:44 PM  
Google-
 
2014-05-05 04:31:32 PM  
Maybe that is how Google can turn Google+ around

Make it a hangout for young liberals

Probably not their original vision, but if it works, why not?
 
2014-05-05 05:01:33 PM  
Geek tab?

Couldn't find the politics tab?

lordargent.com
 
2014-05-05 05:02:43 PM  
To give this thread some redeeming usefulness. Here is what you can do with a R/C boat and an alligator head decoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zssPYBDqVc
 
2014-05-05 05:05:06 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."


Eh, the media was obnoxious over Gen X too, we just didn't see it much because there weren't as many bloggers or useless articles on the net.
 
2014-05-05 05:05:58 PM  
FTA -if you know anything about Google+, you know that the people who use it are not exactly the influencers of their day. They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind.

Or maybe they like making comments on YouTube or the free video chat client.
 
2014-05-05 05:10:16 PM  

Obscene_CNN: To give this thread some redeeming usefulness. Here is what you can do with a R/C boat and an alligator head decoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zssPYBDqVc


What an a$$.

/the video, subby, AND author
 
2014-05-05 05:14:08 PM  
There`s always the pinterest fascists to have a go at...
 
2014-05-05 05:14:27 PM  

Mugato: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."

Eh, the media was obnoxious over Gen X too, we just didn't see it much because there weren't as many bloggers or useless articles on the net.


see is AS much that is, we were nagged about my generation plenty.
 
2014-05-05 05:16:06 PM  
FTFA:
(on Google+ users)
"They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind."

[citation needed]
 
2014-05-05 05:17:36 PM  
FTA -Most of these are a wash, with Facebook coming in tied exactly and most of the others showing the parties within five percent of each other.

I hate bad math. 4 of the 8 social media platforms not named 'Facebook' were within 5 percent of each other. That's not "most".

In a relative scale, Google+ isn't even the most dramatically different. At 52%-36%, it is the largest empirical difference, but Tumblr is 18%-7%.
 
2014-05-05 05:19:37 PM  
Take away the idea that Google+ is supposed to be a Facebook killer and look at it more as a casual social network, and you know what? Google+ is actually a pretty good service. I use it to back up my photos, and I like that I can follow people without expecting to be followed in return, or that I can be followed without having to friend someone I don't know. It's like a nice combination of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr in one package.

The issue with Google+ is that it's a solution in need of a problem to solve, much like previous Google attempts at social media. Google's best social media product, Google Reader, was an accident that Google couldn't figure out how to monetize, so it's gone now. Google Wave was interesting, but hard to understand, and Orkut actually has had quite a following outside the US, even if its present day form leaves a lot to be desired.
 
2014-05-05 05:24:24 PM  

paswa17: FTA -if you know anything about Google+, you know that the people who use it are not exactly the influencers of their day. They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind.

Or maybe they like making comments on YouTube or the free video chat client.


You have an excellent point there.
 
2014-05-05 05:27:27 PM  
This just in:  Nobody who doesn't use Google+ uses Google+
 
2014-05-05 05:33:42 PM  

paswa17: FTA -Most of these are a wash, with Facebook coming in tied exactly and most of the others showing the parties within five percent of each other.

I hate bad math. 4 of the 8 social media platforms not named 'Facebook' were within 5 percent of each other. That's not "most".

In a relative scale, Google+ isn't even the most dramatically different. At 52%-36%, it is the largest empirical difference, but Tumblr is 18%-7%.


it's hard to do math and words when you are trying to forward an agenda on a very weak premise
 
2014-05-05 05:37:54 PM  
Graph fails without AOL, which is an overwhelming favorite of Republicans. Yeah, I went there.
 
2014-05-05 05:37:57 PM  

lordargent: Geek tab?

Couldn't find the politics tab?


where large hadron collider Obama? wher?
 
2014-05-05 05:41:47 PM  
Google+ is fine, the problem is that nobody cares. Hell, even Facebook's best days are behind it.

I think people are starting to get their fill of "social networking". Finally. The novelty has worn off, and everybody rather text each other, which is easier anyway. Even Facebook realizes that, which is why they bought WhatsApp.
 
2014-05-05 05:42:51 PM  
I know it's cool to hate on G+ and make tumbleweed and Google-employees-only jokes, but once they added events (which was sorely lacking in the original release), Google+ was the best of the social network sites. Like with search, Chrome, etc. Google came late, but great, to the party. Unlike search, Chrome, etc. social networking isn't something you can come late to and still expect people to switch too, unless you're fairly sure they'll do it in big enough numbers to hit critical mass. I guess they expected that with all the whining and moaning Facebook users do every time Facebook makes a change they hate, that people would welcome something better. They underestimated the massive Stockholm Syndrome on FB. It's a pity, because user-base aside, Google+ beats the shiat out of Facebook.

/mumble mumble why we can't have nice things
//get off my lawn
 
2014-05-05 05:43:30 PM  
If you're gonna do social media, Google+ has a much better interface and has many more capabilities than Facebook.  For a company that supposedly values its programmers, FB still looks as shiatty now as it did five years ago.

Then again, the same could be said of Fark. :(
 
2014-05-05 05:43:52 PM  

cgraves67: FTFA:
(on Google+ users)
"They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind."

[citation needed]


This.

That has the smarmy tone of every apple addict saying "Nobody likes Samsung phones, they aren't popular! They aren't anywhere nearly as good as my iPhone! Stop liking them"
 
2014-05-05 05:45:14 PM  
I'm so posting this in LiveJournal
 
2014-05-05 05:46:31 PM  

paswa17: FTA -if you know anything about Google+, you know that the people who use it are not exactly the influencers of their day. They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind.

Or maybe they like making comments on YouTube or the free video chat client.


Or they are Ingress players
 
2014-05-05 06:06:00 PM  

Coder: I know it's cool to hate on G+ and make tumbleweed and Google-employees-only jokes, but once they added events (which was sorely lacking in the original release), Google+ was the best of the social network sites.


Well, other than the lack of a society to socialize with.

Okay, snark aside, the major problem that I had with G+ was the insistent way that Google kept trying to push it. And make no mistake, I'm just shy of being a complete Google fanboi. I'm usually the first in a thread to defend the company and I genuinely love the hell out of most of their products.

What I found puzzling about their efforts to get people to use G+ is that is seemed like they had utterly forgot what made Gmail so popular. When Gmail came out, they  knew they had a good product and were willing to let word of mouth (and restricted invites) generate the buzz that brought people over.

With G+, it's like they didn't think that they could get anyone interested in it unless they trapped users into using it. It was a hideously clumsy strategy that did more to drive people away from the rest of the Google line than it did to draw people into using G+. I still don't understand why they thought that this would be a good idea.
 
2014-05-05 06:25:08 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."


It's journalism speak for 'hipster.'
 
2014-05-05 06:44:31 PM  
Liberals tend to love the all-seeing, all-knowing parental entity that they see Google as.
 
2014-05-05 06:56:01 PM  

Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: That has the smarmy tone of every apple addict saying "Nobody likes Samsung phones, they aren't popular! They aren't anywhere nearly as good as my iPhone! Stop liking them"


Who actually says that?

/nobody
 
2014-05-05 06:59:43 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Liberals tend to love the all-seeing, all-knowing parental entity that they see Google as.


Oh, you're so adorable!
 
2014-05-05 07:02:44 PM  
I only tried it because that's what Ingress people use.

And then I figured out Ingress and am now done with both.
 
2014-05-05 07:03:31 PM  
Literally six hours ago I used a Google+ function for the first time, as opposed to being forced to have a G+ account to use Youtube etc. It was the easiest way to have my HTC phone automatically back up every photo I take to the cloud, just in case I ever lost my phone.

/Works quite well. Does the job anyway.
 
2014-05-05 07:03:51 PM  

gingerjet: Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: That has the smarmy tone of every apple addict saying "Nobody likes Samsung phones, they aren't popular! They aren't anywhere nearly as good as my iPhone! Stop liking them"

Who actually says that?

/nobody


I guess you haven't been in many apple threads.
 
2014-05-05 07:04:52 PM  
Google + is actually pretty neat for photo back up. Love the auto-awesome.
 
2014-05-05 07:19:14 PM  
I was a very early adopter of Google+, and to this day, i still don't understand what the heck it is.

i figure ultimately, its just another tactic to cull data about a user.
 
2014-05-05 07:51:34 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 08:02:28 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Coder: I know it's cool to hate on G+ and make tumbleweed and Google-employees-only jokes, but once they added events (which was sorely lacking in the original release), Google+ was the best of the social network sites.

Well, other than the lack of a society to socialize with.

Okay, snark aside, the major problem that I had with G+ was the insistent way that Google kept trying to push it. And make no mistake, I'm just shy of being a complete Google fanboi. I'm usually the first in a thread to defend the company and I genuinely love the hell out of most of their products.

What I found puzzling about their efforts to get people to use G+ is that is seemed like they had utterly forgot what made Gmail so popular. When Gmail came out, they  knew they had a good product and were willing to let word of mouth (and restricted invites) generate the buzz that brought people over.

With G+, it's like they didn't think that they could get anyone interested in it unless they trapped users into using it. It was a hideously clumsy strategy that did more to drive people away from the rest of the Google line than it did to draw people into using G+. I still don't understand why they thought that this would be a good idea.


Well said. Their pushiness over G+ is the main reason I don't use it, and deactivate it on the "newer" gmail accounts I set up. I think they failed to learn the lessons of the backlash against Google Buzz.

Like you, I use a lot of Google stuff because it is so handy, useful, and well integrated. The calendar integration with mail is very good. Drive has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

I just wish they would let turning conversation view off in the main web view cascade down to Android. I only want to delete that ONE message, dang it!
 
2014-05-05 08:08:31 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."


It's even worse when they can't figure out how to spell it.
 
2014-05-05 08:11:46 PM  
I wonder how many people are like me who had a Google+ account forced on them because of having a YouTube account. Quite a few, I think.
 
2014-05-05 08:13:43 PM  
The only thing I know about Google+ is that I got so annoyed by the constant nagging to sign up that I now pay for a Hushmail account.
 
2014-05-05 08:14:25 PM  
You raise up your head
And you ask, "Is this where it is?"
And somebody points to you and says
"It's his"
And you say, "What's mine?"
And somebody else says, "Where what is?"
And you say, "Oh my God
Am I here all alone?"
 
2014-05-05 08:25:23 PM  

Mugato: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I find myself no longer able to read anything that uses the term, "millenials."

Eh, the media was obnoxious over Gen X too, we just didn't see it much because there weren't as many bloggers or useless articles on the net.



Not to mention, i'm betting, "boomers" articles outnumber "millennial" articles something like 10 to 1.

/not a boomer
//not a millennial
///millenials are prone to persecution complex
 
2014-05-05 08:28:32 PM  

IntertubeUser: Nemo's Brother: Liberals tend to love the all-seeing, all-knowing parental entity that they see Google as.

Oh, you're so adorable!


Lying threadshiatters are adorable now? I didn't get the memo.
 
2014-05-05 08:35:27 PM  

ghare: IntertubeUser: Nemo's Brother: Liberals tend to love the all-seeing, all-knowing parental entity that they see Google as.

Oh, you're so adorable!

Lying threadshiatters are adorable now? I didn't get the memo.


Lying threadshiatters works also.  As does "Potato Americans."
 
2014-05-05 10:38:12 PM  
Ctrl-F "Jews"

....

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2014-05-06 01:28:09 AM  
If you're into Tabletop RPGs, boardgames search for and join all multiple G+ communities on them. Great posts and feedback. Very low signal to noise ratio than Facebook. Go there, circle the most active members there and watch your G+ feed populate like rabbits.
 
2014-05-06 07:01:28 AM  
I really intensely dislike people over the age of 35, now. At least young people have the excuse of no experience.
 
2014-05-06 07:31:04 AM  

skozlaw: The only thing I know about Google+ is that I got so annoyed by the constant nagging to sign up that I now pay for a Hushmail account.


Hushmail is still around? I thought they disappeared when it was found out they were cooperating with the feds?
 
2014-05-06 08:50:19 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Ctrl-F "Jews"

....

Fark, I am disappoint.


There were a bunch more comments, but they got removed by the guys at Jewgle+.
 
2014-05-06 09:05:24 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Liberals tend to love the all-seeing, all-knowing parental entity that they see Google as.


Maybe like five years ago before that Republican took over and farked it sideways
 
2014-05-06 11:18:25 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: paswa17: FTA -if you know anything about Google+, you know that the people who use it are not exactly the influencers of their day. They're the folks who cling hopelessly to any passing social media fad and, when that fad dies, continue to shout their meaningless messages out into the emptiness of the abandoned space left behind.

Or maybe they like making comments on YouTube or the free video chat client.

You have an excellent point there.


My point was more that they were spouting their meaningless messages into YouTube or using G+ for video hangouts rather than actually using G+ as a social network.
 
Displayed 50 of 51 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report