SimonTS wrote:Hopefully it'll be better than Diaspora. I've been on there about 3 months now, but it doesn't really seem to be going anywhere. Possibly that's partly coz I don't really do 'social networking'. I'm sure that with the might of Google it will be better thought out and prepared though.
ThistleWeb wrote:...so they will flock to a Google branded network, even if it's just the same as Facebook.
For now, it is open mostly to technology industry insiders and the press.
ThistleWeb wrote:Google are generally better trusted to deliver a decent product, I can see this taking off. Not quite sure it's for me but it may turn into a social issue where it's just easier to join that constantly resist.
bender1077 wrote:Hello fellow Mint users!
Has anyone here joined google+? I think it would be cool to have a LMusers/linux users ring of contacts!
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There's little need for such concern. For one, even a billion dollar stake isn't a very big stake in Facebook, these days.
The Communist Party, ...insists on its monopoly of political power. And to maintain that monopoly, it tightly controls its own instrumentalities. ...the Party is in the midst of the most comprehensive crackdown on society since the 1989 Beijing Spring. Chinese leaders clearly view social media as a threat to their rule, especially after seeing its force-multiplying effect in the ongoing Arab Spring protests that have toppled governments.
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