Google+ vs Facebook. Is using Google+ worthwhile?

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    May 06, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    I just want to make sure I'm not missing something good.
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    May 06, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    Google+ =
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    May 06, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    You haven't missed anything on Google+. It was a bust.
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    May 06, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    As long as you're not expecting all your Facebook friends to be over all G+, I'd say give it a try.

    I rarely post on FB after G+ but I still use FB to see what my friends are up to. G+ for me is more for discovering things that might be of interest. If you indeed decdie to give G+ a chance, try searching for topics that interest you (and you can save these searches as well for future).
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    May 06, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    I think the problem with G+ is people think it's a Facebook clone. It's not. It's less social networking and more like social blogging. You follow people that interest you, and you comment on their posts. And vice versa.

    Of course you'll find a lot of dumb things on G+ like you do on Facebook and Twitter. But it's pretty easy to ignore those.

    Nothing says you have to commit to one platform. Each has their purpose.
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    May 06, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    paradox saidGoogle+ =


    Giggle.
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    May 06, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    OrangeRight12 saidAs long as you're not expecting all your Facebook friends to be over all G+, I'd say give it a try.

    I rarely post on FB after G+ but I still use FB to see what my friends are up to. G+ for me is more for discovering things that might be of interest. If you indeed decdie to give G+ a chance, try searching for topics that interest you (and you can save these searches as well for future).


    FB was fun when it was new and innocent.

    Now, I only

    have a page for my book

    send messages to only a few friends

    like a few pictures and posts of friends I've never seen in peson

    post a few things to let people know I'm alive

    Vote for American Idol singers

    # # #

    I like realjock.com and astro.com

    I used to use StumbleUpon which sort of replaced keeping interesting sites in my favorites

    I'm also on goodreads.com

    So, OrangeRight, it's much different than StumbleUpon?
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    May 06, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
    OrangeRight12 saidAs long as you're not expecting all your Facebook friends to be over all G+, I'd say give it a try.

    I rarely post on FB after G+ but I still use FB to see what my friends are up to. G+ for me is more for discovering things that might be of interest. If you indeed decdie to give G+ a chance, try searching for topics that interest you (and you can save these searches as well for future).


    I might give it a try because you kind of like it.

    As an author, I probably just need to spend more time replying to the Huffington Post Religion thread and reviewing books or commenting on book reviews in amazon.
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    May 06, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI think the problem with G+ is people think it's a Facebook clone. It's not. It's less social networking and more like social blogging. You follow people that interest you, and you comment on their posts. And vice versa.

    Of course you'll find a lot of dumb things on G+ like you do on Facebook and Twitter. But it's pretty easy to ignore those.

    Nothing says you have to commit to one platform. Each has their purpose.


    I do need to build readership for my books and my plays. (My play could be an intellectual movie. In my play, there's a spinoff of a movie I'd like Speilberg to either co-produce or co-direct.

    Oh, which reminds me, I'm also on HubPages.com and youtube.com (as you can tell from my realjock profile)

    Finally, outside of Internet Land, I'm working on the second edition of my book so I can give talks, book tours, etc.

    Thanks, xrichx.
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    May 06, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Google+'s layout is all confusing now... They wanted to beat Facebook's Timeline. They did and it resulted in a hot mess icon_neutral.gif

    Maybe I just need to spend more time on G+