Social Network Features Battle

Before Google+, Facebook was content to muck up users’ lives about once a year with news feed changes or a half-assed profile redesign.

Now, twice a week we have news announcements that go like like this:

Social Network Fetures Battle - The Anti-Social Media

Smart lists. Mobile hangouts. Huddles. News Tickers. Do any of these features really matter to users?

This all sounds like a war for who can push out more crap first, without knowing how users actually user their social network. I’m doubtful there’s a gem that will come out of all these turds.

Screw it. I’m joining not Google+. At least they have their shit together.

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11 Responses to “Social Network Features Battle”

  1. Camilo Olea September 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Basically, it goes like this:

    Diaspora code comes up; Google basically copy-pastes it and names it Google+; Facebook imitates Google+.

    I remember something called “Creativity”… haven’t seen it in a while.

    • Jay September 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

      I remember something called “Creativity” too… haven’t seen it in a while either. ;)

  2. Morgan September 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I just joined Not Google+ today! I feel so liberated!

    • Jay September 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

      I like connecting with my friends on there. It’s so realistic!

  3. Shelley Pringle September 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Where do you find this stuff?

    • Jay September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      The Internet!

  4. Ann Swanson September 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Pissing contest makes for pissed users.

    Facebook hasn’t even updated it’s own help pages for the new features it keeps dumping out.

  5. Grace September 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    I use google plus but not really active there. I am more comfortable in fb than g+.

    • Jay September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      Yeah, Google+ is a little clinical and not so welcoming.

  6. Raymond @ IT Reporter September 22, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Hmmm. OK people, I’ll launch a social network site that has a minumum of features. Just the best of Google+ and Facebook. You’ll be able to poke people, and you can put them in a circle. That’s all.

    • Jay September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      Circle poke? ;)

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