Wednesday, 13 July 2011

It's been a while.

I haven't made a blog post in a long time. This is mainly because I have travelled to Wales and have had a pretty bad internet connection, and honestly, I just haven't had much time at all.
So now, I'm going to discuss something that you're all probably aware of now: Google+.
I got an invite to Google+ on my email address that uses apps, and to my disappointment, discovered that I couldn't use my Google Apps account to access the service. After getting an invite on my gmail address, I managed to get in on the latest hype.

As far as interfaces go, it has a very simple interface, which is to be expected from Google. It does have a facebook-like feel; they could of been more creative, but then again, it makes it a lot easier for people who have used facebook for a long time and are trying out Google+ for the first time.
Google+ does not have one big friend list, it has circles. You can edit the names of the circles, create circles or even delete circles. This allows you to easily categorise your friends list and set permissions for each group of people. For example, if you have followers, but you do not want them to see your personal info, but you do want to allow your friends see your personal info, then you can edit your privacy settings, which is a very neat feature.
The main problem with Google+ is the number of users. There are reports floating around the net that the gender of Google+'s users are ~87% male, which I presume will change when it throws away the invite-only system. A funny fact about Google+ is that Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of facebook, has more friends on Google+ than the Google CEO does!

If you've managed to get in on the latest craze, let me know what you think about it below!


  1. I don't think it's that bad, but it feels really weird. It's like the Facebook of some alternative dimension.

    I like the circles concept. It's really one-sided though.

  2. I still don't know much about google+.

  3. I haven't even tried it yet.

  4. I agree. I also wrote up my thoughts on G+, check em out. Nice post.

  5. I like it so far, lets see if Facebook really does become the next Myspace!