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  1. Devon
    Devon July 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm | | Reply

    Good review of the current landscape and your approach to using all these sites.

    As an author/writer, if you had to pick between only using one of the above (not including Good Reads) which would you chose?

    I know you hint at moving to google+ but doesnt that detract from all the hard work youve dine to build your existing online brand?

    I’m looking forward to trying google+ but will most likely continue to focus on Facebook (personal) and twitter (business). Also going to hit linkedin hard in the coming months!

  2. Patrick Boegel
    Patrick Boegel July 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm | | Reply

    Just on a quick cursory view, twitter has A LOT to be concerned with in regards to Google+.

    Twitter’s greatest shortcoming is its weak desktop interface. Relying on apps and mobile, the latter being important the former creating just another “thing” and password you need to remember.

  3. ClaudiaPutnam
    ClaudiaPutnam July 11, 2011 at 7:11 pm | | Reply

    I haven’t seen G+ yet and don’t trust Google with my personal data any more (probably less) than FB. But I do have my lists fairly well organized in Twitter, and a good app like TweetDeck can keep it all pretty visible. I just hate the idea having to reorganize everything and figure out who’s who again. Photos, schmotos, since the card reader in my laptop doesn’t work with my camera anyway, and I have to go through a couple of steps–I only upload pictures occasionally anyhow and don’t think everyone cares that much about looking at each other’s pictures no matter what we tell ourselves. But overall, it sounds like you wouldn’t move the same people from FB or Twitter to G+ exactly, so now you will probably have to maintain three networks unless you want to lose some people. If you are not only trying to follow a conversation but keep your own brand out there, you will need to stay present everywhere. That’s a lot of work if you are an author or artist of some kind also trying to produce. Regardless of whether it’s an improvement or we like it better, it’s hard to see how any of this does us any favors. <>

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