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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


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Tateru Nino

So, that's the same basic idea as Diaspora then?

Cisop Sixpence

I'd like to give this a try too.

Pussycat Catnap

I can't see why I should trust the 'do all evil' company more than the 'personal privacy is so last century' company. Especially after seeing how Chrome stores 'supposedly encrypted' passwords in plain text for anyone with access to the browser to see.

Facebook views your data as public.
Google views your data as theirs.

- Which is a more dangerous attitude?

Ignatius Onomatopoeia

Most FB users are not digerati of the sort who read NWN and won't switch, even if a better competitor appears. Your grandparents are on FB now.

Unless Google were to include an easy migration tool as they have done in Docs, laziness or fear of losing content will keep the college kids, as well as mee-maw and paw-paw, at FB, despite the crappy interface and lag I'm beginning to see at peak times.

Sound familiar?

Dizzy Banjo

Been trying it with an ex Googler here in the office. Looks like a replica of earlier Google social network efforts really apart from Circles.

This is good in that you can drag and drop into groups, but in terms of functionality it only really delivers the same as Twitter Lists I think.

We felt that its all about critical mass - FB just has such huge numbers and history - who can really be bothered to transfer all that a new network?

Nexii Malthus

MySpace used to have huge numbers and history but it didn't take long for someone else to take over. Social networks can co-exist and it happens all the time. History repeats itself. In fact, the same things said about FB were the same things said about MySpace.

@Ingatius, Dizzy
Google doesn't need migration tools. You can include other people in your circle who don't have G+. That's a LOT more superior to facebook which requires everyone to be in their walled garden. This is the one key difference. (At least from what information is available that I have read on G+. Dizzy could you confirm this?)

Dizzy Banjo

Yes thats true about adding people to contacts, but in general just setting up is work. Loads of uploaded photos and being members of groups etc is a hassle to transfer.

Arcadia Codesmith

If it supports pseudonymity, I'm willing to give it a shot.

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