[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu one and google +

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 07:58:48 UTC 2011

On Dec 22, 2011 11:56 PM, "Alan Pope" <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 22/12/11 23:00, Andres wrote:
>> i do not get it.
>> At least through facebook/twitter you could use your gwibber.
> And you'll be able to use G+ through gwibber once Google make the API
available no doubt.
>> Since g+, linkedin, diaspora* et al. Are not as mainstream and do not
even make there way to gwibber (there are bug reports for each) what is the
point of adding another link clogging up the gui?
> How does something become mainstream?
> By people using it.
> Why do people use it?
> Because their friends and other people/companies/products they're
interested in are there.
> So in my opinion we should be where people are. People most definitely
are on G+, whether you are or not.
> Let's look at an example. Matthew Inman who runs the insanely popular
'The Oatmeal' web site/comic which appeals to 'normal' people, not just
geeks has this to say:-
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/100193529331792590881/posts/1TeRkifBeZc
> He took ~1 year to get   ~17K followers on tumblr.
> He took ~2 years to get ~209K followers on twitter.
> He took ~1 month to get ~190K followers on Google plus.
> That was back on October 15th.
> Now he has over 400K followers on Google. More in ~3 months than it took
2 _years_ on twitter.
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/100193529331792590881/
> Google+ is mainstream.

Is it, or is it a reflection of how much more popular he is now?

Just playing devil's advocate!

> Al.
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