Google's Social Playground Grows to 235 Million Active Users

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chrisv815

I loved google, been using android forever. hate +1, noone uses it. I'm actually considering changing phones over play store reviews, since you won't be able to trust them now that they force you to sign on with +1 I beleive a lot of people will skip reviewing.

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mh15216

Yea... I'm apparently a Google+ user because my work uses gmail, and while I really enjoy Gchat, it qualifies me as a user of Google+. I don't think I've developed my Google+ account for I dunno.... ever? Skewing the numbers to justify having a job much?

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Aerumnosus

Simply love them Demon like Cat Eyes you got Paul lol. :)

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Paul_Lilly

Those were a Christmas or birthday gift (I forget which) a couple years ago. I don't wear contacts (or glasses), but really wanted a pair of these. The best part was freaking out a fast food clerk who I convinced that they were my real eyes. She's probably still telling stories about the guy who came in with cat eyes.

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bloodhawke83

Google is forcing people to use it, you can no longer give review on the android market anymore without joining google+.

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vrmlbasic

Ugh. Guess I won't be giving reviews. That sort of coercion is the only reason I'd be on google+ as no one I know uses it for any other reason (so the "social" aspect of their social network doesn't exist for me), they're all on it because their university or some web service forces them to be.

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tomrippity

I'm on it because a lot of colleagues and friends with similar interest use it to share information. I appreciate that it isn't filled with then normal garbage that clouds Facebook.

In short, G+ is HIGHLY social. People are just more selective about what they share.

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tomrippity

point being? There are literally hundreds of services online that require facebook logins. Many people only have Facebook so they can play Farmville or whatever other stupid game is popular at the moment.

Do you think Facebooks 1B users (supposedly) are all sharing in the stream? No way. I have friends that pretty much use it as a source of single sign on for web services.. meaning they never actually visit the facebook site, they just use it to login on other sites.

This is no different than Google taking advantage of its applications and counting those users as part of the G+ community, which they are, because almost all of Google's products are integrated with each other in one way or another.

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bloodhawke83

i'm not leaving my real name on a review.

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tomrippity

Then don't leave a review :P

I understand that point completely, but I appreciate the value that it adds to Google+ and Google's other products. I'm not really afraid of leaving my real name on reviews and it "should" add credit to whatever comments I make. Some anonymous screen name has 0 credibility.

No one ever said that G+, Android, or the Google ecosystem was for everyone.

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