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  • #16
    Re: Google+

    I actually had it linked previously in my Google profile, long before G+ existed. However, if you edit your profile, you can link yours that way.

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    • #17
      Re: Google+

      Ok Guys and Gals, fairly big update. The "sharing loophole" is still open, but smarter people than I have figured out why it wasnt working for some people. Fortunately, I gleaned that information and now have a solution.
      Some things to note:
      1. You MUST have a GMail address. They wont let any invites go out to non-gmail addresses yet.
      2. It may take multiple attempts to get in because Google is throttling the number of invites that go out every day.
      3. I'm only going to be sending one invite batch per day, so check your gmail periodically within a day or so after you fill out my form.
      As you would expect, the information I need is ONLY your forum name and GMail address. Every day after I send out the invites, I'll be deleting all of the info, so theres no privacy issues. Bottom line, if you dont trust me to do what I say I'm going to do, dont fill out the form.
      4. After you get the email saying that I shared something with you, DO NOT click on any of the links. All you have to do is go to http://plus.google.com and sign in using the GMail account you put on the form. It may or may not work immediately, but keep trying.
      Without further ado:
      https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...ZmV3c6MQ#gid=0

      By the way, anyone else who has Google+ already can do the same thing.
      Steps to invite people yourself:
      1. Set up a form in google docs like I did. Easies way is to create a spreadsheet in docs, name column A: Name or Forum Name or whatever. Name column B: GMail Address. Then click Form>Create Form. Type in your description and save it and close it. On the spreadsheet, click Form>Go To Live Form. Copy the address of the form when it comes up.
      2. Wait for responses.
      3. Add all of the responses as contacts on your GMail account. (I highly recommend creating a disposable contact group so you can mass delete them later if you're doing this in multiple places like I am)
      4. Go into Google+ and create a new circle, call it Invites or something.
      5. Make a stream post that gets shared with ONLY that circle.
      6. The ball is now in the invitee's court.
      Last edited by Ferris Bueller; 07-03-2011, 03:38 AM.

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      • #18
        Re: Google+

        I actually had it linked previously in my Google profile, long before G+ existed. However, if you edit your profile, you can link yours that way.
        I'm going to have to check then. I know my YT account and Picasa are both linked to my Gmail account. I wonder if G+ also automatically linked itself to those accounts as well.

        The biggest problem I have with invitees is that most of them have already drank the kool-aid that is Facebook. So getting them to come on to try Google+ with me is probably going to take some time.
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        • #19
          Re: Google+

          Meh, I think once people realize the perks, they'll come rushing in. Especially if facebook keeps screwing with privacy settings and such.

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          • #20
            Re: Google+

            Yeah, privacy wise, this is a vast improvement over FB. Never been a fan of it. Hopefully people will transition over, and I can drop it...........

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            • #21
              Re: Google+

              I was reading an article that implied they shut this loophole, does it still work?

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              • #22
                Re: Google+

                Wow that is so not a intuitive process to go about inviting people in. So I have to share something in order to send them an invite?
                |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
                TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
                Former 9th & 13th

                Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
                Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

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                • #23
                  Re: Google+

                  Poor Google : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14054860

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                  • #24
                    Re: Google+

                    Originally posted by Kwalc View Post
                    Why poor Google? I'd say poor Facebook. Google beat them to the punch, and not only that, but Google's video chat in G+ allows you to vidchat with 10 people at once, whereas you only get one on one with facebook. Oh yeah, and Google has already said that they're integrating the video capability with android in the next 60 days, so you'll be able to video chat to anyone on Google+ from any android phone that has a front-facing camera over 3G. I'd call that a much bigger win than facebook pairing with skype.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Google+

                      Originally posted by Ferris Bueller View Post
                      Why poor Google? I'd say poor Facebook. Google beat them to the punch, and not only that, but Google's video chat in G+ allows you to vidchat with 10 people at once, whereas you only get one on one with facebook. Oh yeah, and Google has already said that they're integrating the video capability with android in the next 60 days, so you'll be able to video chat to anyone on Google+ from any android phone that has a front-facing camera over 3G. I'd call that a much bigger win than facebook pairing with skype.
                      Well I already video chat with my droid, so nothing new there. I just dont see the reason why google wants to compete with facebook. Theyre not gonna win. I mean fb has over 750 million users. Its much more than just a site to chat with friends now.

                      Google might have beaten them to the punch but fb has 750 million users, so if fb comes up with video chat for 750 mil users it wont rly matter if google came up with it first.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Google+

                        Originally posted by Kwalc View Post
                        Well I already video chat with my droid, so nothing new there. I just dont see the reason why google wants to compete with facebook. Theyre not gonna win. I mean fb has over 750 million users. Its much more than just a site to chat with friends now.
                        Technically, Google has more users than that -- don't forget that "googling" is now synonymous with "searching online." Know many people who talk about "facebooking?"

                        Google's biggest challenge is time per visit: It's understandably short for google.com itself. Affiliated services (YouTube, anyone?) are a different story, but the money -- or at least growth in revenue -- seems to be in social networks for the moment, and Google wants in on the deal.
                        But here's the thing that Google does and Facebook can't: integration. Plenty of people (not 750 million, but I suspect a rather large number) already use Google's offerings beyond search and YouTube (the latter being a special case altogether). Google+ will more than likely move toward greater integration of Google offerings, making it that much easier for people to remain within the same context while doing any number of different tasks. My hope is that Google+ will be Google Wave, only done right.

                        (Yes, I'm one of the people who actively used Wave as a collaborative workspace for business purposes. It didn't live up to my expectations, or even its own promises.)

                        Is integration alone enough for Google to get ahead of Facebook? Probably not. But until now, there hasn't been another big player in the Western social networking arena. People got annoyed with Facebook, and... nothing happened. There wasn't a viable alternative. Now that one is emerging, Facebook may well find that its privacy-shafting antics are actually driving users away, rather than just aggravating a captive audience.




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                        • #27
                          Re: Google+

                          Originally posted by Kwalc View Post
                          Oh, this is rich.

                          "However, he said that the total number of active users was no longer a useful measure of the site's success."

                          Translation: We don't like that number, so we're redefining "success" to be a number that makes us look better.




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                          --BlackMirror
                          <23:03:38> "|TG|Smachin<BF Admin>" was kicked from the server by "|TG-70th| Zhohar" (UNDERAGE ban.)
                          Anything over $600, and it would be pointless to try and reason with Grandma
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                          • #28
                            Re: Google+

                            yes off course google as a whole has more users, but im talking about the social networking sites. and facebook clearly has more then 750 mil. And it would be hard if not impossible for google to catch up or even grow as fast as facebook did. they might try, they might even get revenue off it, but actually getting bigger than facebook is damn near impossible at this time.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Google+

                              That's a great argument against anyone entering a market where another player exists. Ever. Except it happens time and time again, and the dominant player is frequently displaced by a better product.Your argument seems to come down to "Facebook is big, so no one should try and compete with it." I'm afraid I'm unconvinced.

                              On top of that, I'm a Facebook user. I've never paid money for a Facebook offering, never installed an app (except the one that automatically refuses all app invites), and have logged on maybe twice in the past month. "Users" is a rather meaningless metric, seeing as how Facebook never purges its database, and the number includes all the people who've created an account and never gone back to it. And, as I pointed out above, Mr. Zuckerberg appears to not be overly keen on discussing the number of *active* users.




                              Who needs a life when you can have a heavy bolter?
                              --BlackMirror
                              <23:03:38> "|TG|Smachin<BF Admin>" was kicked from the server by "|TG-70th| Zhohar" (UNDERAGE ban.)
                              Anything over $600, and it would be pointless to try and reason with Grandma
                              --Blackraven93

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                              • #30
                                Re: Google+

                                Originally posted by Cheburash View Post
                                That's a great argument against anyone entering a market where another player exists. Ever. Except it happens time and time again, and the dominant player is frequently displaced by a better product.Your argument seems to come down to "Facebook is big, so no one should try and compete with it." .
                                Now now, don't be putting words in my mouth. this is what I said: "And it would be hard if not impossible for google to catch up or even grow as fast as facebook did"

                                I no where said or implied that no one should enter a market where the competition is too big. As we all know facebook got into the business when myspace was king. I am however saying that as a google user and proud android carrier I am saying that google might get some revenue of off this, but I do not see that it will grow bigger and/or better than facebook anytime in the near future.

                                That's my opinion off course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion :)
                                Last edited by Kwalc; 07-07-2011, 01:20 PM.

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