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23 August 2011 @ 10:00 pm
social networked out  

Apropos of pretty much nothing, I gotta say that having joined G+ and all, my reaction is not “wean other social networks off & just use G+” so much as it is “I’m pretty sick of social networks & am not wildly inclined to use any of them anymore.”

I’m finding that to be a rock and a hard place, though, professionally speaking. Between G+, Twitter & FB I’ve got somewhere in the region of 2500 followers (a fair percentage of whom, I’m sure, are repeat offenders, but many of whom are not), and I don’t want to lose the tenuous contact I’ve got with them. Sadly I can’t afford to bribe them to read the blog regularly, so…what’s a girl to do? *wibble*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on August 23rd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
I find it a bit amusing to see posts about people getting fed up with social networks on... well, another social network. LJ counts :)

That said, as far as I'm concerned, G+ has one thing going for it: It's a very immature product.

Yes, that's it. Given the number of things they've already screwed up, I'm holding out for massive improvements, but other than that one hope... Ugh. The "endless scroll" approach it copies from Facebook, when coupled with the unpredictable reshuffling of posts in the stream, makes catching up on missed posts an exercise in frustration. And that's without even touching on the whole #nymwars issue.