Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm plussed!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

A while back, on my own blog (Dazed and Confused) I wrote a rant about Facebook.  How they suppress views of your posts, holding them for ransom if you don't pay for views.  (Yes, they really do that.)

Obviously, I'm not going to stop using Facebook. It's still the online best way to connect with readers and stay in touch with friends. But I've also started to use Google+.

As far as I can see, Google+ is pretty much a clone of Facebook, without all the annoying ads and constant improvements that always infuriate its users.  It's cleaner looking, it's easy to use, and it's sure not as popular, but I like it. It doesn't feel like Big Brother is watching (as much ... after all it IS Google).

I read recently where Google is very disappointed that it hasn't taken off, replacing Facebook, and they don't know what to do with it.  They've slashed the support staff and I guess they're just going to let it sit there.

Wouldn't you know I'd find something I like when it could go down the toilet at any time.

They have a great thing called Google Hangouts, where you can have a free video call with a bunch of friends or family.  The video is a little strange.  There's a time delay, which kind of makes it look like your friends are in space, but the talking part is great. I've had several business meetings via Google Hangouts and I like it better than Skype.

If you're on Google+, I'd love it if you'd join my circles.  You can find me by clicking on the following Links:

Lorraine  |  Lorna  |  Booktown Mysteries  |  Jeff Resnick Mysteries

Hey, The Cozy Chicks are there, too!

Have you tried Google+?