Friday, July 01, 2011

More Like Google Minus: Google's social network is the online equivalent of arranging wedding seating charts. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

A pivotal paragraph from a skeptical Google+ review; check the link below for more analysis

There are three basic ways to share stuff online these days: You can do so publicly, for everyone to see; semi-publicly, for only your "friends" to see; and privately, for only designated people to see. Each of these modes is well-served by existing technologies: Twitter lets you share stuff with the public at large. Facebook lets you share stuff with your friends. And for private sharing, there's e-mail, texting, IM, Google Docs, the phone, and, from what I've been told, something known as "face-to-face conversation."

Google's social network is the online equivalent of arranging wedding seating charts. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

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