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Google+ Registers 25 Million Visitors

CmdrTaco posted more than 2 years ago | from the still-a-long-ways-to-go dept.

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hypnosec writes "Google Inc.'s new social networking platform Google+ is one of the first to boast of more than 25 million users in less than one month of the launch. Market research firm comScore in its latest report has revealed that Google+, which was launched to masses in late June, has managed more than 25 million visitors in a month and is recording around a million unique visits every day." I've been using G+ for awhile now, but since the grandparents will never leave Facebook, I'm still stuck with 2 systems.

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Apps (1)

Nos. (179609) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973016)

Question is, when will it be available for those of us on Google Apps. I really don't want to have to sign into google with two different accounts all the time.

Re:Apps (2)

nitehawk214 (222219) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973074)

2 different accounts? Try having a work address that is hosted by Gmail and a separate personal Gmail. Then try using any Google services such as youtube. Completely impossible unless you use 2 separate browsers.

Re:Apps (2)

MetalliQaZ (539913) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973146)

2 different accounts? Try having a work address that is hosted by Gmail and a separate personal Gmail. Then try using any Google services such as youtube. Completely impossible unless you use 2 separate browsers.

THIS. Why, why, why is it so difficult to manage accounts?

I'm sure Google would say that they need to be able to manage each person with a single, dedicated account. However, that doesn't explain why they still offer their services to the anonymous masses, and it doesn't take into account your work situation. It also doesn't cover the "me and girlfriend use the same computer off-and-on all day long -- bouncing back and forth between accounts" problem.

Re:Apps (2)

Jmc23 (2353706) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973258)

It also doesn't cover the "me and girlfriend use the same computer off-and-on all day long -- bouncing back and forth between accounts" problem.

Multi-users on one pc is the responsability of your OS and nowadays which OS doesn't provide this?

I just hate the way they handle language settings.

Re:Apps (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973412)

Incognito, InPrivate, aka "Porn mode" isn't just for porn....

Re:Apps (1)

rotide (1015173) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973532)

I've had success using separate browsers for work and non-work. Pop in chrome for non-work email. Cookies stay separate.

Re:Apps (1)

Splab (574204) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973188)

B.S!

Yeah, it's a friggin pain in the butt, but by no means impossible with one browser. I have google apps for personal and company mail and I have a std. gmail account for youtube.

It' is by all means possible, just annoying. (Just remember to enable multiple logins)

Re:Apps (1)

MichaelKristopeit500 (2018072) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973228)

all you have to do is enable multiple logins for every account you want to be able to use simultaneously... then click on the gear or your name in the upper right to switch accounts. i have a gmail account, a work account, and accounts for 50+ domains i manage.... they are all logged in all the time and i can switch between them with almost no hassle at all.

the only thing that could make it easier is a setting for "always use this account (if logged in) for service X" such as if you never want your work account associated with youtube, but i use every account for every service, so that wouldn't help me.

you're an idiot.

OT: Google: Android's Archiles heal? (1)

denis-The-menace (471988) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973272)

Don't get me wrong, I want an Android (Samsung G2 to be exact)
but with Google killing accounts if you are "Bad"(tm), can you work an Android Phone without being logged into google?

IOW: If I post something "Bad"(tm) on Google+ I don't want my phone to become less useful or useless. Can this be done?

Re:OT: Google: Android's Archiles heal? (2)

Pi1grim (1956208) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973374)

Google only blocks you Plus account. Mail and whatnot is still intact, unless you were spamming. Google has already commented on that. So how about reading up on the issue before panicking?

Re:OT: Google: Android's Archiles heal? (1)

MichaelKristopeit501 (2018074) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973580)

you believe denis-The-menace to be panicking? you are very naive.

get back to work at the apple store, denis, you're completely pathetic.

Re:Apps (1)

Bloodwine77 (913355) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973284)

You do not need two separate browsers if you use the multi-signon feature in your Google accounts. That gotcha is you can't have both open at the same time, but you can quickly switch between them.

I have a Gmail-hosted work address and also a personal Gmail address.

When in Gmail, click on your email address on the top Google bar and select "Account Settings" and on that page under the "Personal Settings" section you will see a "Multiple sign-in" option. Set this option to "On". Do the same for all Gmail accounts that you want to switch between.

Then, when ever you are using Gmail you can click on your email address in the top Google bar and next to "Sign out" will be a link that says, "Switch Account". You use that to switch between your 2 or more Gmail accounts.

It isn't as cumbersome as my wall of text above would have you believe, and the only real drawback is that you can't view more than one inbox at the same time like you could in the old Gmail (I used to have each Gmail account in separate Firefox tabs before Google changed to the new mechanism).

Re:Apps (1)

nitehawk214 (222219) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973436)

Multi-signon does not work if you have a @somethingnotgmail.com address hosted by gmail.

Re:Apps (1)

Bloodwine77 (913355) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973494)

Yes it does, at least for me. My Gmail-hosted work address is @mycompanyname.com

However, you have to log in to your @somethingnotgmail.com email account first, and THEN switch to your @gmail.com email address(es). So we're both right, in that you can do it, but Google really needs to improve the functionality to allow you to log in to @somethingnotgmail.com as one of your other email addresses when trying to switch. I also have noticed that when I log out of my @mycompanyname.com email address that Gmail now takes me to the generic @gmail.com login form, so I can not quickly log out and then back in which is lame.

Theoretically it should be an easy fix. All they would have to do is allow you to enter your full whatever@notsomethinggmail.com in the Username field and use behind-the-scenes logic to log you in to right account. For completeness and consistency, the Username field would also accept whatever@gmail.com and just ignore the "@gmail.com" portion of the username and log you in to your regular, generic Gmail address. Why it doesn't already work like that is beyond me.

Re:Apps (1)

MichaelKristopeit404 (1978298) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973646)

when I log out of my @mycompanyname.com email address that Gmail now takes me to the generic @gmail.com login form, so I can not quickly log out and then back in which is lame.

you just have put in the full @mycompanyname.com with your username in the generic login form... which is obvious.

you're an idiot, which is lame.

Re:Apps (1)

Bloodwine77 (913355) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973816)

They either added that functionality when they recently upgraded Gmail, or I somehow missed that functionality for all those years.

I just tested it and you are right. I swear it didn't used to work, though.

Re:Apps (1)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973566)

Multi-signon does not work if you have a @somethingnotgmail.com address hosted by gmail.

It does, sort of.
I administer a google apps someone@ourcompany.com account. I use my work account plus the admin account.
I also have a personal gmail account.
I can easily switch between accounts in a single browser.
Not so easy is making google see my personal account when logging into google+.
When both are logged in it almost always wants to use my @companyname.com account instead of my personal.
So I use separate browsers in Mint and it seems to work much better.

Re:Apps (1)

robmv (855035) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973590)

it works if the domain admin has started the Google accounts transition [google.com] . It is planed that this will be done automatically soon. Take note that the domain admin can control what Google services you will be able to use with you domain account

Re:Apps (2)

nitehawk214 (222219) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973804)

Thanks, I will check on this. I guess everyone else replying "it works fine, you are dumb", must have already gone through this.

Re:Apps (1)

MichaelKristopeit502 (2018076) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973604)

i have 50+ domains set up with google apps and i'm currently signed in to all of them and can switch between any of them.

you're either a liar, or an idiot.

Re:Apps (2)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973744)

Thats completely wrong, I have three non-GMail domains hosted on separate Apps For Domains accounts, and my own Gmail account - all work perfectly fine under multi-signon. I have absolutely no problems at all switching between the sessions.

Mod Parent Up (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973500)

Google+ is and will be useless to Google Apps users like me until Google gets its stuff together.

Please quit with the Google+ hype and get back to the labs!!!

Re:Apps (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973606)

Yes, I havn't used Google+ because I have a Google App account and I really don't want to have an other gmail account for the sake using G+.

Another milestone not mentioned (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973048)

It is the only product to reach 25 million users while still be beta stage. Wait. Is gmail out of beta yet?

Re:Another milestone not mentioned (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973208)

FarmVille reached this very quickly while in beta stage a long time ago :p

Re:Another milestone not mentioned (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973832)

No, it's not. By the way, it's telling that there are only a million unique daily visits, much less than the claimed number of registered users. Google Buzz also achieved millions of users in a very short time but lost momentum as the novelty wore off and people stopped using the service.

I don't use Gmail either. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973050)

I was never sent an invite... Forever Alone.

Re:I don't use Gmail either. (1)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973136)

I would send you an invite, but I'm so cool that I've already quit.
Too mainstream you see.

Facebook and Twitter integration (1)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973062)

You can use "Start Google Plus" addon to chrome to allow you to view and interact with your Facebook and twitter stream in Google Plus, as well as post to those services when you post something to Google+.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973266)

Correction, you used to be able to. Now to get any of it to actually work you have to pay $3 a month.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (1)

JonahsDad (1332091) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973422)

Correction, you used to be able to. Now to get any of it to actually work you have to pay $3 a month.

Not true. The simple Facebook/Twitter stuff works just fine. Ok, worked just fine until the Google+ update yesterday that broke it.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (1)

m.ducharme (1082683) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973544)

And is again working fine. Beta update is available, approximately one hour until it hits the store.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (2)

Octorian (14086) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973472)

And as someone who often posts to Facebook/Twitter from places other than a desktop web browser (often Twitter first, with an FB app to pick it up), I find this a completely worthless solution. However, I have yet to hear of another option.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973586)

One other option would be to get a life.. Seriously, you need to post to Twitter, facebook and G+ that you just took a shit? You must hate that it that slashdot doesnt upload your Karma to your TwitFace+ wall.

Re:Facebook and Twitter integration (1)

Pieroxy (222434) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973772)

You must hate that it that slashdot doesnt upload your Karma to your TwitFace+ wall.

What makes you think it doesn't ?

Grandparrents (4, Funny)

TyFoN (12980) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973066)

Do as I did, only post baby photos on g+ and lure with hangouts with the baby :)

Mod Parent Up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973226)

+1 Fiendishly Evil

Re:Grandparrents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973672)

Do as I did, only post baby photos on g+ and lure with hangouts with the baby :)

Crap. Now I have to have a baby? Can I use anybodies baby? Will a kitten work?

Stuck on two systems? Try Start Google+ (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973080)

The Start Google+ [startgoogleplus.com] plugin links your g+ and Facebook accounts. What you post to g+ gets cross-posted to FaceBook, and it can integrate your FaceBook feed into your g+ stream. It's worked well for me so far.

Re:Stuck on two systems? Try Start Google+ (1)

Anonymous Codger (96717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973626)

Is anyone other than the anonymous coward familiar with this? Real or scam?

Re:Stuck on two systems? Try Start Google+ (1)

m.ducharme (1082683) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973656)

Real. I'm using it right now. The guy who wrote it is pretty good at keeping on top of bug-fixes and whatnot. There are extensions for chrome, ff, and I think Safari, but the chrome one is naturally the most up-to-date.

So...google apps folks? (1)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973084)

Still no profiles/google+ for us Apps folks.

Seems somewhat wrong that paying customers get left in the lurch as often as we do.

Re:So...google apps folks? (1)

Aeiri (713218) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973130)

It worked for me with a Google Apps account for the first week or two, then I got kicked off (not banned). I am really confused about that as the technology seem to work just fine.

Re:So...google apps folks? (1)

MichaelKristopeit501 (2018074) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973276)

i'm sure it also seemed to work just fine for the cross site scripters who wanted to see how you arrange and classify your acquaintances and then rebroadcast that information to anyone else who was curious.

Re:So...google apps folks? (1)

bberens (965711) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973286)

Consider it like using the long term support version of Redhat or Ubuntu. The people willing to accept all the risk get the new whizbang features. Once the kinks have been ironed out you'll get it too.

Re:So...google apps folks? (1)

anjin-san 3 (983912) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973414)

It's still in pretty early beta. Perhaps Google feels paying customers deserve tested and mature products.

Re:So...google apps folks? (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973628)

Still no profiles/google+ for us Apps folks.

Seems somewhat wrong that paying customers get left in the lurch as often as we do.

You can keep us ipad and ipod touch users company. The app only installs on the iphone, although supposedly it works on anything you can ram it into.

If you have osx 10.6 (which I do not) then you can install the iphone configurator utility and violently force it to install, at which point I've heard it works perfectly. If anyone has a suggestion that forces the G+ app onto an ipod touch or ipad, that doesn't require osx 10.6 or newer, then let me know.

Re:So...google apps folks? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973824)

Still no profiles/google+ for us Apps folks.

What? I've sent invite to multiple people from my work to Apps addresses, and they had no problem using google+

Bah... use a more readable Google+ Profile link! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973086)

I wish Google made these links more obvious, everyone on G+ so it's just security-through-obscurity to try to hide them, and they're oodles more readable than the 'huge pseudorandom number string' links most folks are using.

Rob Malda's: https://profiles.google.com/rmalda
Mine: https://profiles.google.com/wolfwings

Yes, I'm too lazy to log in, cope. :)

The Nice Thing About Social Networks... (1)

Wook Man (79498) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973094)

The network wouldn't be social if there was just one. It has to have someone to talk to so it doesn't get lonely.

Visitors != users (5, Insightful)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973150)

This article seems to be confusing the number visitors with the number of registered users.

The source they're citing says visitors.

It's not much of a surprise that a new site by a popular brand would have a lot of people visiting their site in the first month.

If they boasted that many registered accounts in that time, it'd be even more impressive but, guess what, they didn't.

Re:Visitors != users (1)

Baloroth (2370816) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973310)

The source actually says both users and visitors. I remember G+ had 10 million registered users a few weeks ago, so it could be 25 million users, but its much more likely visitors. Yeah, the article writer is sloppy. Probably no idea what he is talking about.

Re:Visitors != users (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973706)

Chill out. The only people that know the number of registered accounts is Google. You claiming otherwise makes you look daft for regurgitating a blog site.

Google+ and Twitter (1)

Demoknight (66150) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973170)

Google+ seems to me to be more likely to compete with or duplicate posts from Twitter than Facebook. Facebook just has so much garbage on it I don't understand why anyone would be encouraged to use that site. Either way, I like the competition - it has the potential to cull advertisement whoring.

My 2c.

Re:Google+ and Twitter (0)

alen (225700) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973428)

because normal non geek people like talking about BS like kids and sending stupid quizzes to each other

and the privacy controls are much better on facebook than G+

Re:Google+ and Twitter (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973810)

"and the privacy controls are much better on facebook than G+"

No they aren't. Why do you even think that?

op woefully pines (1)

nimbius (983462) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973192)

for the days when there was one unified "system." perish the thought of a competitive marketing plow to which one must yoke themselves in order to appear tech savvy and interactive.

I signed up right away.... (-1, Flamebait)

HerculesMO (693085) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973216)

And never used it since.

It's a poorly thought out service that isn't exactly "friendly" and redundant in terms of what Facebook gives.

I don't put anything overly personal on Facebook, and Google+ really is no benefit. This is going to be another Google Wave, where it's got a lot of hype, people get excited, and then nothing happens.

Re:I signed up right away.... (1)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973288)

Nice astroturf, FB Shill.

Re:I signed up right away.... (0)

HerculesMO (693085) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973636)

Yea, I'm hawking Facebook even though my user number is lower than yours. Jeez, I should have just said "Microsoft sucks" and I'd get modded up like crazy.

Re:I signed up right away.... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973834)

What the hell does user number have to do with it?

And it's extremely well thought out service.
Clue: Just because you don't like it, and don't wish to use it doesn't mean it's poorly thought out. get over yourself.

Re:I signed up right away.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973314)

That you, Mark?

Re:I signed up right away.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973336)

nah, google wave actually looked like a great thing.

ok, if facebook had things like circles like google+ has, maybe i would have continued using that. but it doesn't and i am not missing facebook, not even a little.

Re:I signed up right away.... (1)

xiao_haozi (668360) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973370)

Could be, but I don't believe even Wave ever had this much hype/excitement in the community or even membership.

Re:I signed up right away.... (4, Interesting)

bberens (965711) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973406)

Google+ (at least for the meantime) does not have "apps" posting to everyone's wall/stream, so I consider that a big benefit. Also the "circles" concept was simple enough for my 60 year old mother to understand, but facebook groups was not. Google+ is not totally inundated with spam (yet). Aside from things like sunk cost and the network affect (everyone you know is already on fb) there's not much good reason to use FB in my opinion. The ability to download all the data you'll post to G+ is an additional big plus for me, even though it doesn't necessarily mean anything to average joe.

Re:I signed up right away.... (2)

grommit (97148) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973658)

The ease of circle management in G+ compared to facebook and not having to deal with the constantly moving target of facebook's UI is making me move away from facebook as quickly as my friends will join G+.

comparable? (1)

xiao_haozi (668360) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973326)

Really digging it so far... Just now sure how you can compare membership rates. College kid starting a site and letting it grow through exclusivity vs the internet's biggest presence sliding over users from their other services. Don't get me wrong, they are interesting metrics... just not that comparable in my mind.

More networks = Fewer users (2)

Oswald McWeany (2428506) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973346)

Probably not in the short-term, the more (quantity) of popular competative networks there are the fewer TOTAL users to go between them- there may be. Part of facebook's draw was it's near-monopoly on "that type" of social network. Right now, "everyone" is on facebook- so the "pressure" to join facebook and be like the rest of the unwashed masses for some may be higher. The more people migrate and move to Google- the less pressure for those same people to join facebook. Since not "everyone" is on google- even if a lot of people are- the non uniformity of it means less pressure to join there. If half the people I know are on G and the other half are on FB- I'd be less inclined to join either- too much hassle for an anti-social nitwit with too little time to post on both- and the reward to post to just half my friends is... well half? The more major networking sites- the fewer the people they have which means the lesser the drive for non-inducted members to join. It may seem counter-intuitive but the best model Google and Facebook could have is to make their platforms open to each other- so posting in one posts to the other (if you have an account)- otherwise the total pool of available users will be less because there would be less incentive to join either one. As long as they block each other they are will be limiting their client base. If another major player enters the market it would fragment social networking completely. (and I'm not counting Twitter because it is a different niche). Full disclosure: I am not on any social network - I'm waiting for the invent of the anti-social network.

Facebook could easily trip up Google+ (1)

Bloodwine77 (913355) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973420)

I have both a Facebook account and G+ account, and more often than not I still use Facebook for the majority of my online interactions with friends and family. Most of my G+ circles are technical people (no family members, old school friends, or tech-illiterate friends yet).

Facebook has Friends Lists, which are pretty much the same as Google Circles. All Facebook has to do is make it more streamlined and easy to share posts only with certain Lists. The functionality is already there, but you have to click a few menus deep and then type in the names of the Lists (yes, you actually have to type out the List names ... heh). If they made a dropdown box off of the share post control that allows you to click on which Lists to share a post with then bam ... G+ loses one of its biggest advantages).

Re:Facebook could easily trip up Google+ (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973720)

Most of my G+ circles are technical people (no family members, old school friends, or tech-illiterate friends yet).

Same here... G+ circles would be a killer feature if there were any meatspace friends, family members, or coworkers on G+. Seems entirely populated by two groups:
1) Techies
2) Tech journalists

That's about the only two circles you actually can use on G+.

Also, you want a weird stat? I have observed G+ is about 50% atheist / agnostic / unaligned / lawful neutral or whatever you want to call it, and I only know of one evangelical christian on G+ out of about a hundred in my circles..

Re:Facebook could easily trip up Google+ (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973854)

Anecdote:
I have people all over the spectrum in my circles. housewives, techies, geeks, executives, baseball team, pretty much every area of life.

Re:Facebook could easily trip up Google+ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973904)

You're not a statistician...are you? What you're observation are that the majority of people you associate with are of like mind. Welcome to reality, dumb-ass.

Help me here - (1)

M0j0_j0j0 (1250800) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973468)

How many ladies you got on your G+ social network? I'll get you an analogy, social networks are like discos , they get famous for the dirty ladies. They are the most important dynamo in social eco systems.

Re:Help me here - (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973666)

who'd want one of those whore-bags for girlfriend or wife?, not the majority of men I know. That's a niche market, those who want the "public rag" type of woman

Re:Help me here - (1)

tooyoung (853621) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973882)

who'd want one of those whore-bags for girlfriend or wife?, not the majority of men I know. That's a niche market, those who want the "public rag" type of woman

Good point - people only add wives/girlfriends to their friend lists.

it's just a better twitter (1)

alen (225700) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973470)

so far it's a friendfeed/twitter clone

privacy controls are still better on facebook. a lot easier to control access to my profile info on facebook. G+ needs to have a way to exclude circles from viewing some profile info

facebook is meant for friends. G+ seems to be the TV/celebrity model where you "follow" the internet oprah's and comment about everything they post.

Integration / Banning (4, Interesting)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973484)

Has Google fixed the policy to ban an account Google-wide if the G+ account is closed? I've had an invite but haven't joined as I don't want my other Google products (blog, photo depot) to be at risk if some jerk(s) or computer bug decides my real name isn't real enough.

This seemed to make a big buzz a week or so back, then just die off, so I'm not sure if they fixed it or if, like most other social networking stuff, everyone just decided to live with the nasty policies.

Re:Integration / Banning (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973750)

They've responded multiple times that none of your other products would be effected. They're also working on resolving the nickname issue as well.

Re:Integration / Banning (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36973900)

It was all FUD and ended up being a storm in a teacup. The suspension of google+ accounts over naming policies is still a bit of a PR disaster, but it only ever amounted to google+ accounts being suspended. All others services continued.

Only to take my prefered IDs (1)

cain (14472) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973516)

I don't plan on using it, but I registered a few accounts preemptively. I've got a few people in the world with the same name and when other search for it, I don't want them confusing the other person with me. I can use the Google+ accounts to link to my preferred on-line presence.

Re:Only to take my prefered IDs (2)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973888)

You're an ass.

I don't use it, but I'll be damn if someone else with the same name can use it.

-1 (1)

Tei (520358) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973568)

Don't count me there, please. I deleted my profile as soon his policis about anonymity where public.

Off the Wall (1)

psyclone241 (733888) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973618)

I signed up for + just because it wasn't FB! I wanted to be 'off the wall' so to speak. Google Apps, apps in general to be added to + would just turn it into FB. I hate most of the 'App Crap' on FB, though it is fun to tinker with development of little apps that many users will mindlessly download and use :-) I love almost everything Google related. I love my Android devices! I don't want another FB! That is where most of my friends and family are already. So far the only ones who have joined me on + are the Geeks, Super-Geeks, and otherwise Tech Savvy folks. So far, just about everything posted in +, has been related to either computers, programming, aquaponics, green technologies, sustainable tech, etc. Nerd stuff! I'm actually enjoying the separation. I still use FB, but I don't mind the separate worlds. Google+ is a refreshing change from FB.

Shows market for better Social Network (1)

sunfly (1248694) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973726)

This shows that there is a huge market for a better social network.

The problem with Google building it is their sole interest lies in selling all the data. I really don't want my social network owned by the biggest marketing company in the world.

Could someone here please build a new social network that respects privacy? I would move in a heartbeat.

I Google Minused (1)

CheeseburgerBrown (553703) | more than 2 years ago | (#36973830)

I Google Minused because they said they were pretty sure my boss wasn't smart enough to elude circle security, so I should probably associate everything I post and say with my legal and professional name and after all what could go wrong why not?

Also, because I was afeared that some of the stories about people outed for being nicknamed and ended up with lock-outs to their entire suite of Googlies were slightly true. If using my nick on Google+ meant jeopardising access to my control dealies for my Blog*spot public skirt-twisting or AdSense pimping, even temporarily while I argued with a Googlebot, I would be left helplessly rending my garments and shaking my fist at the cloud.

So I took my toys and went home.

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