Taking Google+ for a Test Drive

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house70

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thanks, but I think I can wait until the service is widely available. After all, I did not join FB so far... I am a skeptic.
OTOH, if this proves to be somewhat safer than FB, I might give it a try.
 

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The software works or it doesn't. This limited membership pool is ridiculous. People will be talking about Google+ for a few days (maybe a couple weeks). If Google does not open up membership to the general public in that time, it will die. I remember when Gmail invites were the next big thing. I didn't even notice when Gmail opened up to the general public (took many months), all I know is that Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail still have more accounts than Gmail. If Google wants to compete with Facebook, it needs to be there right away. Unlike email, social sites like this are living breathing organisms. You need those members to keep the website alive. You can TRY to be elitist, "we're only letting so many people in", to try to build up buzz, but when people can (and already do) use Facebook instead, why are they going to hang around trying to get into Google's exclusive club?

Face it, people use MySpace OR Facebook OR any of the other alternatives (especially regional ones), but unless you are a business or celebrity, how many people use more than one? How many millions of dead myspace pages are there? Those people didn't disappear, they just moved on. Google needs people to move on from Facebook for Google+ to be a success. Those people won't even try if Google won't let them.

I get an email from an acquaintance now and then inviting me to join Facebook, and you know what, if I cared, I could click that link and actually join. You try to join Google+ today, and you'll be told to come back later. First rule of sales is never let the customer walk out the door without buying something, and Google won't even unlock the doors to let customers in.
 
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G+ would become something really significant if it does come out successfully. One reason is that the Gmail account is also tied to the Android smartphones, which it's something that the FB lacks. :)
 

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[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]The software works or it doesn't. This limited membership pool is ridiculous. ...[/citation]
Wow, are you really that social that you needed to be in the G+ social network asap? Personally, I wouldn't mind waiting a couple months til it's offically released. As long as you have a Gmail account already, I'm sure no one can take your ID when G+ goes public.
Patient my friend. :)
 

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Calm down, it's limited membership now because they're still testing/developing it. That will change in the near future.
 

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I think its better for them to keep it 'invite only' for a while so they can test it out and iron out the bugs. Given that millions of people would sign up within a couple of day of launch, its probably the safest bet. They also probably retain the right to delete users/data in the beta period. If they just launched it and something went wrong, it could ruin the entire site.
 

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[citation][nom]blubbey[/nom]Your cat (or the cat) looks like it wants to eat peoples D:[/citation]

Her name is Cujo, she totally wants to eat people. :p
 

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[citation][nom]JMcEntegart[/nom]Her name is Cujo, she totally wants to eat people.[/citation]
I want tuna, I want chicken, but Human flavor keeps me lickin, I like humans, and their liver, human mix human mix please deliver!

 

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[citation][nom]exfileme[/nom]lol "lovely" is such a lovely word... not something I would use to describe Batgirl.[/citation]

Only Jane...*sigh*
 
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