Saturday, 02 July 2011 20:56

A +1 for Google +

Written by  Kamal Shah
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I have been using Google + for just a couple of days. I really like it. Thanks Jayadeep Reddy Thum for the invite! It has what I love about Facebook. It does not have what I hate about Facebook. So, there!

One problem I have had a lot with Facebook is my home page would be flooded with useless updates - updates I have no interest in. This guy became friends with seven other people or this girl was tagged in that guy's picture. This dude and four others changed their profile picture. Who cares? And don't even get me started on yes, you guessed it - Farmville and the gazillion other nonsensical games that people play on Facebook.

At any given time, about 75% of my home page on Facebook is absolute junk. There probably might even be a way to turn off all that junk on my feed. But who has the will to find out? That should be the default.

So far, Google + has managed to keep out the junk. But I must wait and watch for a few days before I decide that it truly is well done.

Another problem I have with Facebook is that often I would like to post something only to a selected group of my friends. No way you can do that. So, my posts actually add junk to other people's home pages! Google + has solved that beautifully with Circles. So, now I can create multiple circles of my friends and post stuff only to selected circles! Brilliant!

The Hangout feature where you can video conference with multiple people at once also has been talked about a lot and many people have loved it. I haven't yet got a chance to use that but it sounds exciting.

So far, the ride with Google + has been excellent. If this continues, I am going to bid adieu to Facebook very soon. I am hoping all my friends on Facebook also move to Google +. The only catch - you still need invitations to be able to sign up!


Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

Hello, I'm Kamal from Hyderabad, India. I have been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo. I have been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis for the last four and half years. I can do pretty much everything myself. I love to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. Goa in India is a personal favorite. It is a great holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.

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