Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Invitation to Google+

Well I get the invite to join Google+ this morning. "Great" I think, I missed out on testing it earlier this year and I think it's great a likable powerhouse like Google is throwing down a challenge to Facebook.

When I go to sign up though I notice all my Google Services will be consolidated to the one name, yes even retrospectively. I've had a gmail account from back when you needed an invitation from someone, I've started blogs and sites that have failed and had embarrassing content. One thing I seriously don't want is my real identity attached to all these things. I mean this blog alone is a retreat for me from those I deal with in person. I wouldn't mind if people I know in real life knew about and visited this site (some do), but really this is a means of sharing and communicating with people from all walks of life, and the issue of identity doesn't come into it...and that, to me, is a good thing.

So I won't be establishing a Google+ account, which is a true shame. The concept seems really promising to me and I was really looking forward to perhaps promoting this site and its content on the Google+ platform, but if that is what it involves, I can pass up the opportunity a little bit easier.

5 comments:

  1. Google + is being heavily advertised by Google right now so it might end up working out. It's definitely a flop right now though.

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  2. I'm glad you say that Waffles :) I thought I might have been missing out on something decent :P

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  3. I won't be getting a google+ account, it's bad enough I have facebook and Twitter.

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  4. I use it, some of my fiends use it too. Mostly nerds right now.

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