Google+ Feature Suggestions

Google+ is awesome. But it’s not perfect. This is Google’s first real take at creating their own social network to compete with Facebook and Twitter. Let’s be honest, MySpace isn’t much competition these days. Over the past week, I’ve been seeing things that Google should do to be a better platform. Shorter profile permalinks, ie profiles.google.com/jdingman is just too long, maybe acquire gpl.us or use goo.gl instead Endorsements; think..LinkedIn and Namesake meets true social networking. LinkedIn is never going to be a full time social network. It’s great for business, recruiting, job seekers, etc, but for simple social network, it’s …

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Google Plus…It’s So Shiny!

Google+ is actually pretty awesome. I got my invite just a few days ago and so far, it’s great. What’s so great about it? It’s clean. Even cleaner than Facebook. Let’s rewind back to 2004. Facebook was “TheFacebook.com” and the site required you to be at a college that it had registered on the site. The school I was attending, Azusa Pacific University, finally got added to the site. I was ecstatic. I joined immediately and was probably one of the first 500,000 people on the site (there are now over 750M users on Facebook.) MySpace was also in the …

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