Every few months, a new social network is born, and the cycle begins again. It starts with the emails: “Joe Blow wants you to join his network!” “Jane Blow wants you to join her network!” Then you check it out. Huh. It looks like all the other social networks, except that no one’s there yet. Then you have to build your profile, all over again. Add friends. Categorize them. Upload pictures. And never return.
from social media vb by SocialTurbine
from Ideas on Europe by Ronny Patz
In 1856, the Norwegian ethnologist Eilert Sundt described the rural social structures of Norwegian peasants (and their farms) called “bedelags” (Google translates this as “prayer teams”). These “bedelags” became visible at certain social events (like funerals) when people from different farms came together.
from social media vb by LuisSuarez
“The overall sentiment is that G+ may not be ready just yet for a full implementation of unified communications and I would probably agree with that statement. But what I think G+ provides us with is a new breaking ground that no other social networking tool, at least, till now, has dared to bridge just yet: combining both online (As in real-time!) and offline interactions.”
from Nieman Journalism Lab by Mark Coddington
from Scobleizer by Robert Scoble
from social media vb by JeffNolan
“Much of the commentary has centered on what a successful Google + means for Facebook but I disagree that this is represents a severe near or medium term threat to Facebook. What it does harken is a form of arms race between the two companies that is ultimately good for users.”
by Ben Parr
by Todd Wasserman
from social media vb by SocialMediaClub
from Bloggers Blog: Blogging the Blogsphere
Google+ Product Manager Christian Oestlien says Google+ is currently being optimized for consumers. They are working on Google+ profiles for businesses. They are asking businesses to hold off on creating Google+ profiles until the business profiles are ready.
from social media vb by steve olenski
by Jennifer Van Grove