Re: [googleplusnyc] NYC Google Plus Interest Group 1st Meeting Wrapup Prelude

From: Stephen T.
Sent on: Friday, September 2, 2011 8:48 AM
I think the simple answer is that Google+ works better to share content than it does at spreading inanities like many of the other existing social networks due to Google's relevancy filters, and your own relevancy filter of setting up your own circles.  I think like any developing technology that is a very complex question, and definitely something that is still being figured out by everyone, developers and marketers, and activists alike.

One of the most important way I've been able to use it  is for searching for people who are excited about working i rare fields (try doig a seach in Google Plus in the Circles section for "complementary currency", "social ecology" or "venture capitalist" ).  You can also check out http://findyourplus.com/occupation for some interesting searches.

When I look through the posts in my stream, maybe because I put a fair amount of care into making my ircles I don't know) I tend to find something interesting.  Or if I need to dig I just look under the stream of a specific circle  (like the people I have pegged as writing intetesting posts about Google Plus, or Art).  the fact that this is a network forming more because of passion toward subject material and not just the random luck of who your "friends" or "friends of friends are" i thinkmakes a big difference.

More in a wrap up post this weekend on some stuff that got figured out at the first meeting , but got to dash to my day job for the moment.

Stephen Tortora-Lee

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 7:50 AM, David Jensen <[address removed]> wrote:
Stephan,

Are you capable of telling google how google plus should work? By the way, I
place almost nothing on Facebook (except my degrees (it is a "Facebook")),
because it is not the business of the whole world. Facebook started out as a
myspace, which is for 13 year olds. I am not sure it has progressed much,
except getting richer (which is our only goal?).



David Jensen




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Received: 12:50 AM EDT, 09/02/2011
From: Stephen Tortora-Lee <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Subject: [googleplusnyc] NYC Google Plus Interest Group 1st Meeting Wrapup
Prelude

> We had a good meeting, and some good points for thinking about future
directions to go for the group.
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>  I will send an email with the links we discussed and a summary of what was
discussed sometime in the next couple of days.
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>  Thinking in general to try to fins a couple well known speakers and have
the next one in about 5 -6 weeks in Manhattan.
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>  Perhaps having a small organizing committe in the meantime if any one would
like to help plan.
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>  More soon.
>  Stephen Tortora-Lee
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