Saturday, July 23, 2011

Google+ or Not

Thanks for the invites.  I have a small collection now.

I can't use Google+, and here's why.

I use Google Apps for Domains.  This allows me to do all sorts of things with vollink.com.  However, Google hasn't opened Google+ up for domains accounts yet.

I /could/ use a Google account that isn't already associated with my domains account.  However, with a domains account, Google tracks my login across the browser, which means to use a different Google account, I either have to use a different browser for the other account, or I would have to log out of all Google services first.

Which is great, I could totally do that.  Until, one unexpected day, Google allows plus into the domain accounts.  At that point, I would end up having to transition all of my circles, and re-introduce myself to people who already had me in a circle.  I still have people e-mailing me at my old e-mail address(six years later), so I doubt I would actually be updated in the right circles.

So, thanks for the invites.  I'm sure it's great there, but Google doesn't want me on that service right now.

6 comments:

  1. Actually you would be better off staying far away... It's nothing special except a way for them to fragment where all my friends are.... I hope it dies :)

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  2. No Worries. I'm not on either nor do I have a desire to add another social connection to my list. Not until it reinvents the way we all share, connect and socialize over the world net. :)

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  3. I'm in the same space and it is irritating as hell. Supposedly it will come soon, but it doesn't prevent me from wanting to kick someone.

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  4. @TheBernsteins -- I can't say I haven't played with it from an account that I don't want to use socially... Frankly, I generally like the interface, but not the growing pains it's experiencing now.
    @DavidJus1Mo -- Reinvention is easy. Everything re-invents the same wheels. What will make people switch or not, is other people choosing to switch, or not.

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  5. @MatthewUnger, plus one to that, buddy.

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  6. Dave Girouard, the Apps VP at Google said yesterday 5:03 PM to Public:

    Yes, Google+ is on its way to Google Apps users - it's a matter of days!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100940716892313727285/posts/2J1KCf3vv6K

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