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Post by The Ghost Writer on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:08 pm

A lot of us may now know that Google is preparing to throw open the doors to their new pet project called Google Plus (or Google+); but access to the new social networking platform remains restricted and air tight, in the same manner as they did with Google Voice after they bought out Grand Central.

What I'm curious to know is: anyone here on FoG lucky enough to be one of these beta users that has access to a Google+ account, and is this new social network as great as everyone is anticipating it to be? From all the research I've done from official Google sources (not just from ranting blogging communities), I can definitely see some major separations from Facebook and Twitter and am actually excited about this.
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Post by Misery on Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:57 pm

Yup, I am in.
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Post by The Ghost Writer on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:01 am

And its truly as good as they claim? Smile
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Post by Blackrock on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:20 am

I have a friend who's in (yeah, cliche I know) and she didn't seem to be all that impressed with it. Then again, she's a bit overly critical, so I wouldn't judge it until I saw it for myself.

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Post by Fate Flyer on Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:38 am

^ lol That side comment made me giggle, Blackrock.

I'm not overly familiar with Google Plus, but I definitely wasn't into Google Buzz. I'm not sure what to think yet. I'll try it out once it's released, I'm sure.

How do you like it, Misery?

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Post by Silvan Arrow on Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:11 am

Yeah, one of my friends added me on Google+. I haven't spent much time with it, but the layout is very clean and easy to navigate. I think I may use it more once more people get on it, but for now it's just a fun little distraction and nowhere near to replacing Facebook.
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by The Ghost Writer on Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:57 am

Are you able to add more friends? Gunneh said he "has invites" last night on Skype but I logged out too fast to see the message and only just read it in the archives. If he was online right now I'd be virtually tackling him to grab at them. Glomp
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Post by Chainlinc3 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:14 pm

I'm pretty sure you can invite anyone in your gmail contacts... I really haven't paid too much attention to it after my invite, because I only know like two other people with accounts. But yeah, I got an account a couple weeks back from one of my Awesome Foreign Friends (TM).

Anyway, what I saw looked really well designed, but that was only like three pages because I don't have many contacts in it so most of the pages have no content. :\
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Silvan Arrow on Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:08 pm

I think I could add more friends quite easily if I had their email contact info. It would be easiest if they were on Gmail, I think, but I haven't looked much into it yet. I would definitely be open to adding any of my FoG friends if they were so interested!
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Post by Fate Flyer on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:26 am

Hey, Silvan, care to add me to Google+? I'm curious to see what it looks like.

My Gmail account is: w1ngs0fate@gmail.com

Thanks, hon!

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Post by Silvan Arrow on Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:10 pm

I just sent you an invite, Fate! ^_^
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Post by Fate Flyer on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:51 pm

Thanks, Silvan! ^_^ I'm trying it out now. This is confusing in the sense that it's new, but also quite familiar.

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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Dreamless Days on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:37 pm

I was looking into this to see if it was interesting, even made a Gmail account (I use Yahoo Mail instead). Checked the Google+ page and apparently they have "temporarily exceeded their capacity", despite the fact that the invite only Beta was designed to keep the community small at first.

This makes me laugh to be honest, because Google has successfully garnered enough attention so as to fill up the testing stage with accounts. Chances are that many more accounts are to come, especially when they go completely public.

Couple this with the fact that Anon has targeted Facebook (whether they will follow through with the threat or not isn't for certain at this point) and you never know, Google+ might just become the new social network "King".
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Post by Kalon Ordona II on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:09 am

As long as Google stays this awesome and can somehow avoid Corporation Corruption Syndrome, I shall love them forever. xD
I'm on Google+
^_^
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Lord Revan on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:54 am

I think I created a profile there. But it doesn't look very cool. All I can do is have a very small profile and a dd a pic. I wonder if I am doing something wrong.
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Dreamless Days on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:15 pm

If Google is smart (lol, "IF") then they'll rush the beta and complete the true public release by November. That way they will soak up all the lost souls that have nowhere to go when Facebook goes boom.
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by The Ghost Writer on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:42 am

If anyone is still wanting a G+ account, I noticed that they included a new way to get the word out to new users. You can share a unique link with your friends. It's limited to 150, but I noticed that this counter resets itself after a certain amount of time (weekly? monthly? Not sure yet.). Anyway, just leave this here link for anyone that still wants an account.

https://plus.google.com/_/notifications/ngemlink?path=%2F%3Fgpinv%3DyzKm4fuwgsY%3A4dMlAdu9wPQ
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Lord Revan on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:55 am

If you want to add me my email is:

sonofskywalker05@aol.com
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Dreamless Days on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:32 am

Anyone mind if I add them on it? I might be all creepy and use it make friends with FoGinians.
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by The Ghost Writer on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:01 pm

Paul James. I'm the cool guy with the sun glasses. Cool

Marc, what's your name? I'm not sure how it'll let me add you to a circle with only an e-mail address. -__-
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Lord Revan on Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:21 pm

My full name is Marc Cooper. But it let me add fate with just her e-mail address.

Dreamless Days, you can add me if you want.


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Post by The Ghost Writer on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:11 am

Well that was easy. There were a lot of "Marc Cooper"s, so I just narrowed it down to the guy with the familiar tattoo. Wink
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Dreamless Days on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:44 am

Oh. btw, my name on that thing is Mickey Bishop. I used the same pick I showed in the Post Yo Pic's thread. Haha.

Edit: Tried searching some names, but since I have no idea what people look like, I decided not to add just in case I got it wrong, lol. If you want to add me feel free, I'm easy to spot. Especially considering that I'm the ONLY Mickey Bishop on there apparently. XD
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Re: Google+ Anyone?

Post by Raspeyer on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:23 pm

I have it but haven't gotten around to filling out stuff. It's nothing to write home about. The only reason i got it is because having so many family on facebook just got too uncomfortable.
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Post by The Ghost Writer on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Raspeyer wrote:...The only reason i got it is because having so many family on facebook just got too uncomfortable.

Agreed. Moms ruin Facebook. tongue
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Post by Raspeyer on Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:05 am

The Ghost Writer wrote:
Raspeyer wrote:...The only reason i got it is because having so many family on facebook just got too uncomfortable.

Agreed. Moms ruin Facebook. :tongue:

Haha, yeah. It's not too bad but sometimes ugh. One time she wished me happy birthday and then used my family nick-name. I was like "Ah, mom, why to you have to be so embarrassing?! Delete comment, delete comment!" My sister embarrassed me too once, 'cause she made a comment about one of our old teachers and I happen to have him as a friend to. I was like praying he didn't read it because he also happens to be our neighbor. <.<' Small town. Ugh.
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