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Posted: 07 July 2011 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Did anyone get an invitation to Google+?  How is it?

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Posted: 07 July 2011 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I didn’t see an invite anywhere, but going to http://plus.google.com, I was able to login.
Apparently they had blocked new people joining for a bit, but it seems like it’s open again.
I think everyone who joins gets 500 invites.

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Posted: 08 July 2011 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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hm, seems like I didn’t get a notification for the first invite I received, but just got a notification for the second.  but it brought me to a page that said I couldn’t sign up because it’s exceeded capacity in field trial.  but then I clicked on “You” in the upper left corner and it let me sign up.

Need some UI work, Google!

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Posted: 13 July 2011 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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^ i just got in.  they are still taking new members.  Just keep trying.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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dancingdragon is in, she invited me. i wonder if there will be a tipping point when it surpasses facebook. if there is, i don’t think it’s coming anytime soon.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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its pretty bare right now.  they need to add apps and other things if they want people to switch from facebook.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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i don’t see what the big hubbub is all about.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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My Google+ feed just exploded today.  The first week, only one person I knew was posting.

It’s only been a week but here’s what I notice so far.  The comments seem more real discussions whereas FaceBook often is one line quips.  The added people are more restricted to people I actually know or talk to sometimes and so far none of the old high school classmates adding you on FaceBook and never saying hi type of thing.  It is easier to target to different circles.  Google+ cuts out all the junk.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’m not seeing anyone post anything really interesting on Google+ yet.  I see a lot of stuff being reposted.

So far the only useful thing I’ve used is the multi-party chat with the hangout, that’s pretty cool.

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Posted: 14 July 2011 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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^ Hangout does sound pretty cool.  I need to get a webcam someday.

There’s something else called Huddle but I don’t see it.  First I read it was some group chat but now I read it’s something to do with Android phones… If it’s like multi-voice chat, that would be doubly cool along with Hangout.

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