Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tim Carmody, technology writer and contributor to, discuss Google's new social platform and what it means for your media diet.


Tim Carmody

Comments [12]

dbmetzger from manhattan

Google+ vs. Facebook or Google+ vs. Twitter?
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of, talks about Google Inc.'s new Google+ social-networking service, arguing that it may be a greater threat to Twitter than to Facebook.

Jul. 26 2011 12:05 PM
meo from long island

I have to laugh.... Google + is already overloaded when i just went on it a few minutes ago. They'll let me know when they are open again.

Jul. 26 2011 11:18 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

I am opposed entirely to social networking, though I know that my opinion won't change anything.

In any event, I feel that it is/can be an incredible invasion of privacy: many people who post on social media sites post far too much personal information and leave themselves open to literal invasion; i.e., posting pictures of your vehicles and home can lead people who are looking to take advantage to find you easily and divest you of your possessions, and posting pictures of cute children is the equivalent of supermarket advertising for pedophiles.

Another issue, though, is that Gmail already has a history of reading private e-mail and targeting advertising toward users and I'm pretty sure Google+ will do the same.

I keep in touch with my friends perfectly well using e-mail and text messaging. I also don't expect that my friends want to follow me around all day long as they have their own lives to lead.

If people don't have anything better to do than self-promote themselves on social media sites, then they probably don't lead lives worth following anyway.

Jul. 26 2011 11:09 AM
Tizzleton from Brooklyn

Google+ isn't a "Facebook killer," it's a Facebook alternative. A more granular approach to privacy management is great for those of us that have to use social networks for professional purposes, but my favorite feature is "google takeout," the ability remove my data anytime I want.

Jul. 26 2011 11:04 AM
Katie from Brooklyn, NY

I like it except for there doesn't seem to be a way to set up 'events,' which was one thing that I used FB for.

Jul. 26 2011 11:02 AM
Leanne Staples from NYC

I have been on G+ for almost 3 weeks now and it has definitely replaced Facebook for met. As a photographer I have met so many new people and it has been much easier to connect and share. And, I am now on the list of top 104 photogs on G+

Jul. 26 2011 11:01 AM
Jt from LI

Doesn't it all come down to which network your friends are on?

Jul. 26 2011 11:00 AM
Laura from Brooklyn, New York

I have deleted my facebook account and I only use G+. I find the G+ interface far better in its design and it is such a relief to only share things with specific people after years of begrudgingly using facebook. I know a number of people who have also quit facebook and I think those numbers will only escalate over the coming months.

Jul. 26 2011 11:00 AM
PL Hayes from Aberystwyth

GrrlScientist doesn't like its no pseudonym policy:

Jul. 26 2011 10:59 AM

FB is exclusionary, WE include US in google circles :-)

Jul. 26 2011 10:57 AM
Mayo from Brooklyn

Incredible Privacy Management, unimaginable multi-person video chat capability. Unfortunately currently not much activity as the Great Migration from facebook is only in the beginning stages.

Jul. 26 2011 10:52 AM

"Media diet?" Yeesh. I'm going hungry.

Jul. 26 2011 10:35 AM

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