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MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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so this is a thing

so far as I can tell after using it for a day is that it's a cleaner, ad-free, visually intuitive version of facebook only they added some totally sweet features that facebook has been neglecting to develop in favor of changing their layout in some way everyone hates every three months. Notably:
  • Circles:
    * Everyone you're connected with over G+ can be categorized into one of your user-defined "Circles," so I've got one for people from law school, a general "friends" one, one for family, one for my clinic work, one for SE, etc. You can set pretty much any of your saved information from your profile picture down to your status updates to be shared with any range of people from "the entire internet" to only a single Circle. Just remember what happened to Anthony Weiner and be sure if you're gonna post dong pics to only check the "SE++" circle and not the one that has Andrew Breitbart in it. You can also use them to define invitees to group chats, which brings me to
  • Voice and Video Chat
    * I should not have to explain this one
  • Hangouts
    * Multi-user voice and video chat. Bitchin'! Apparently you can sync youtube videos over it so everyone is viewing the same thing simultaneously? I haven't tried it and it seems like a kind of limited application. I guess we could all stream the same youtube softcore and jerk off for each other on camera? It seems like there's probably a lot of potential here for presentation sharing that you could use to do video conferencing in a business environment if they decide to go that route, and I really hope they do, because they also included"
  • Native Connectivity with other Google Apps
    * You got a Calendar, bitch, use it. Most of the people here might not care about this, but all of a sudden it is not necessary to buy a hundred fucking licenses for the entire suite of Microsoft Office for your company, you can just tell everyone to get a gmail account and use Docs and Calendar instead of Word and Outlook. Those platforms still aren't quite as robust as enterprise-class platforms like Outlook yet, but I look at Google and I look at Microsoft and it's pretty damn clear to me which one is the more reliable innovator.
  • The mobile app for it is fucking slick, let me tell you what.
  • Your parents aren't on it yet.
    * I do not think I can understand the importance of this point.

so here's the deal: they are still in "beta" mode right now, so it's an invite-only system for the time being, but you get unlimited invites, (so far as I can tell) so as they are in beta, let's do them a favor and stress test this bitch!

post yo e-mails, dudes, and people who are cool enough to have an account already can send an invite to you!

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I am willing to send hella invites.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    i don't understand google plus, nor do i know how so many people found me on it. Frankly i'm confused and scared by the whole thing.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    hmm

    getting involved in this would bring me significantly closer to completing the control google holds over me

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I've been inviting hell of people

    like almost 50 people so far

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Enchanted Wizard Of Rhythm. Hit Me Again, Like The First Time.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I want an invite but I don't want to post my email on here because it has my name in it. Sorry

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    bryar.kelly@gmail.com

    I would like an invite, please!

    I am opposite cloudman.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2011
    whoa. hang on.

    you can jerk off with other people?

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Google+ sounds like a good reason to create a secondary account.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    wait wait wait

    invite me

    it's this name at gmail

    damn you, google

    damn you to hell

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  • iammattpleeveeiammattpleevee Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Send me your emails and I can send out some invites as well.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    whoa did they just turn off invites again

    I think they did!

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  • zucchinizucchini pretty much amazing Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    a circle jerk if you will

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2011
    I was skeptical of yet another social web app, but I have to say that so far I'm really digging G+ and the intuitive control it gives me over who sees what.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Well ya know. Whenever they get turned back on, I'd appreciate one.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    zucchini wrote: »
    a circle jerk if you will

    :^:

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I tried to invite you the other day Bryar, I swear I did

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    they must have seen the thread

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Hmm. You might have. I literally just created that email account.

    I'll check my other one.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ya know what I'll take an invite for this to check it out

    orthaeus at the gmails

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    g+ is amazing

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    whoa did they just turn off invites again

    I think they did!

    yup!
    but I think you can still do the roundabout way that I was doing.
    where you add them to a circle
    make a post for that circle, check the box to email them.
    then they'll be able to join when it opens again? or something? idk... magic to me

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    whoa. hang on.

    you can jerk off with other people?

    Aw fuck, the whole hand? That is genius!

    :o

    Awesome!

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  • UsagiUsagi it’s like someone threw a bowl of loose fruit into a front-loading clothes dryer Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Uh, my emails is my real name so won't be posting it

    Monroe, PM me yo stuff so I can find you

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2011
    I am quite intrigued by the possibilities of this new platform. I can already see a ton of potential.

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    It's kinda neat so far.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    If someone's rad enough to send me an invite, my email is Moriveth@gmail.com

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Looks like they disabled invites again.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Send me an invite whenever they come back up.

    obidaih is my gmail username.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    If people want to add me to a SE++ circle or a creepy internet guy circle just use my username@gmail

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I um, would appreciate an invite, if anyone's feeling charitable

    mattdtutor at gmail dot com

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Melding wrote: »
    i don't understand google plus, nor do i know how so many people found me on it. Frankly i'm confused and scared by the whole thing.

    I just searched for Canadian Dinosaur what uses the internet and couldn't find you.

    They must be magicians or know your unspoken name.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Also, if you do happen to get an invite into this you probably won't get an email. Just go to the Google+ site and see if you're in.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Curse them!

    To the rampart! we must defend ourselves!

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  • Drew-BDrew-B Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    This has probably been mentioned, but am I understanding this right, that others can't see which circles you've created? Like, if I were to make an SE++ circle and add you all, you wouldn't be identified to others as being in my "SE++ circle" right? Just as being in a circle in general

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Not unless you made your circles visible to others, no.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
  • Drew-BDrew-B Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    That does a good job of explaining why I like this

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Not enough PA people in my PA forum circle.

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  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    My issue is that I don't want everyone I know in real life to know my username/internet handle and I don't want everyone I know on the Internet to know my real name. Therefore I'll still need 2 separate accounts for it. And I am too lazy to manage two more online accounts.

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    that's...really clever. I like the way they're handling it. I've heard there was an issue where if someone in one circle "retweeted" (I don't know what G+ is calling it) something you posted, it will then show up in their circles etc etc

    i.e. your sister is in your friends circle, you post a picture of you getting buck wild, she can potentially 'retweet' it to your family circle. I wonder if that has been patched out?

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