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Google+ hasn’t exactly set the world alight. It’s done OK, building a sizable userbase thanks to Google’s insistence we all have a Google+ account OK, Google: We Get It. Just Go Ahead And Add Google+ To Everything. [Opinion] OK, Google: We Get It. Just Go Ahead And Add Google+ To Everything. [Opinion] Don't worry Google, I think you can get everyone onto your network in just a few months if you really push. Here are my suggestions. Read More – whether we want one or not. But it’s hardly Facebook or Twitter in terms of engagement.

Which leads us to ponder whether anyone actually cares about Google+ and its ultimate fate. We suspect no one does, and that assumption, and the arguments for and against it, form the basis for this week’s We Ask You discussion.

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We want to know, Do You Care What Happens To Google+?

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It’s extremely difficult to know how well Google+ is doing. The way Google has integrated its social networking effort into other services – most notably forcing Google+ on all YouTube users YouTube's Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ YouTube's Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ Google has cleaned up YouTube with a new Google+ powered commenting system. You'll now see the most upvoted comments, the ones from people in your Google+ circles, and from the owner of the video. Read More , which caused much controversy – means it’s used rather extensively, but not necessarily always out of choice.


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We want to hear your views on Google+. This is your opportunity to tell us whether you like or dislike the social network, whether or not you use it, what you use it for, and whether that use is decided by you or by Google’s devilish dictat.

The ultimate question is that shown in the title. Do you care what happens to Google+? Be honest, if it disappeared tomorrow would you be shocked and/or saddened like those affected by Google suddenly killing Google Reader Google Reader's End Is Nigh: Prepare With These Alternative RSS Readers Google Reader's End Is Nigh: Prepare With These Alternative RSS Readers Google Reader is dead. By July the Internet's premier RSS service is shutting down forever, leaving users to find a replacement on their own. If you're looking for an equivalent to Google these are just... Read More ? Or would you simply shrug your shoulders and go back to using Facebook.

All opinions are welcome, and all opinions are valid. The most thoughtful comments will be in with a chance of winning a geeky T-shirt, as detailed below.

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  1. Solly Atwell
    May 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    No it can rot, along with faceless book and twatter

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Twatter... the old ones are the best :)

  2. Bobbie T
    May 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Yes - I'll miss Google+.
    Why? Mainly the communities.
    I'm not looking to build a social life around Google+, I'm not looking to build my social life around FB either (actually, I don't even have a FB account). But I do use Google communities as a learning environment - both for myself and my students.
    I hope it sticks around!

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Your comment mirrors what other people have said, so be assured you're not alone in that sentiment.

  3. KB
    May 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This is certainly one of those cases in which I fully qualify as dull, but, I would probably have used it if I had ever understood what it was. If I post something to it, who is the audience?

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Whoever has added you to their circles. Which is the same as people following you on Twitter.

  4. Miguel Cazares
    May 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I would use G+ more if my friends were there, but they're not. I also think hangouts will eventually grow big & maybe branch out on it's own. I believe Google's intention from the get go was to integrate most or all it's different applications to sync with each other for the benefit of the user & not to force everyone to use it. If you recall, G+ started out by invitation only, as compared to twisting your arm until you post 'Uncle.'

    I dislike very much how Facebook pushes stuff I don't care about & censors stuff I do care about. I also dislike that Facebook keeps switching my News Feed to Top Stories & I have to keep resetting it to Most Recent.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Until more people use G+ it's pretty hard to see it as a permanent alternative to FB. I agree about the newsfeed. I want to see all updates delivered in chronological order!!!

  5. Damon
    May 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I've always been happy with G+ and the community it which steered away from the Facebook/Myspace/Drama scene. I want it to continue.

  6. Carl
    May 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I think Google made a useless move when Google+ was created. Facebook and Twitter dominate the field of social networks already. Even if some one wanted to use Google+, chances are his or her friends are on Facebook and have no interest in using Google+ whether they have a Google account or not.
    So I wouldn't really be to surprised if it fell. I would just realize that Google wasted efforts to create a network that didn't go anywhere.

    • dragonmouth
      May 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      "Facebook and Twitter dominate the field of social networks already"
      At one time MySpace dominated social networks. Where is it now? FB and Twitter ate their lunch.

      Linux is an upstart but each year it takes a bigger and bigger chunk of the market away from Windows. Never underestimate the underdog.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      FB certainly dominates, but Twitter looks to be struggling at the moment. I cannot see FB doing a MySpace at this point, but stranger things have happened.

  7. Rivison
    May 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Eu me importo com o que vai acontecer com o G+. Na minha opinião é uma rede social que me conduz a uma experiência muito mais completa. Tem inúmeros recursos exclusivos que não acho nas outras redes. Além disso é conectado com todos os serviços do Google. É uma rede que estimula a relação por afinidades, e não por convenção social. Além disso é o usuário que decide o que consumir no seu fluxo e não a rede, como acontece no Facebook, onde as páginas tem que pagar para que suas pastagens sejam melhor visualizadas.

  8. J.B.
    May 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Yes, I do care! I love Google+ and use it on a daily basis.

  9. JHub
    May 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I actually had a google+ account before it was forced on everyone, but now I just wish I could detangle all of the other google services from it since I was forced to integrate them. That really turned my indifference to hate.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      The hatred of Google's insistence we all use G+ has come across in this thread. Google clearly erred there.

  10. Nicholas Vettese
    May 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I love Google+, and prefer it over all the other Social Media Networks combined. There is a number of Communities available on G+, most of which are all active.

    facebook == tumult on the highest level
    twitter == disparaging amounts of confusion with so little an area to express
    linkedin == a way too stuffy, can't expose too much or else

    Google+ is a more open and enjoyable experience both visually, and mentally.

  11. Peter F
    May 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I do care what happens to Google +. I use it a fair bit but for different reasons than I use Facebook or Twitter.
    Twitter is good for keeping up with news, Facebook for friends and G+ is the best (in my opinion) way of sharing and learning with others.
    G+ is another way to make the most of social connections. I really enjoy the circles and groups as it is an easy way to keep all those voices and posts from just melding into one.
    I am free to share what I like with different people without having to shout over all the noise.
    G+ seems to be a little bit bit more grown up than facebook as well. No distracting games, no adverts. It's far from perfect (youtube comments fiasco etc) but it's still growing and I for one hope it continues.
    As long as we the user have more choices for our social media the more likely these companies will make the most of their sites and make them better. Competition is a good thing.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Competition is definitely a good thing. I'm scared at the prospect of Facebook having the market to itself now that it has shareholders to appease.

  12. WomanofSpirit
    May 1, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Believe it or not, the old-fashioned word "hangout" (as associated with Google+) was a turnoff to me. Because of the term hangout AND because Google really pushed Google+ in my face, I did not bother signing on. I get news of my many interests via the Good Noows reader, YouTube subscriptions, Twitter, the daily newspaper and from my local FM station that carries NPR, PRI, etc. If I need a conversation, I can call, write or email someone. I'm an introvert, have no need to patronize an interactive social site.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      I'm guessing you're not on Facebook either then? Do you feel Twitter offers something different than either FB or G+?

  13. Buffet
    May 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    That shit needs to DIE - so I can use Youtube again!

  14. Piter
    May 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    While I'm not particularly fond of Google +, I dislike and mistrust Facebook a lot more... Google will more than likely do a much better job in protecting people's personal data than any other company. I therefore would like Google + to stay, if only to provide an alternative to Facebook.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Competition in any market is good, and I agree, that's a good reason to hope Google+ sticks around.

  15. Alan Burnstine
    May 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    If most of my friends and family had adopted Google+, I would have preferred it over Facebook (at least in its current form). I am constantly fighting with Facebook to show me the stuff I want to see, where G+ just shows every post from everyone I circle in the order they post, and lets me handle filtering and organizing myself.

    However, only 2 friends and 1 family member use it with any regularity, so I just wind up following some groups and interesting people, all of whom also post to Facebook, and I rarely post anything myself, so if it dies it won't have a huge impact on me.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      It's shocking how few people actually use G+, despite Google having effectively pushed the service onto everyone with a Google account.

  16. Jerry
    May 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I never liked Faceplant or Twitchy. G+ is a place to discuss meaningful ideas with people bright enough to have actual ideas.

  17. A41202813GMAIL
    May 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    ISPs Are Screwing Customers Worldwide BigTime, And Aggressive Competition Is Long Overdue.

    GOOGLE And The Initial KANSAS CITY Project Represent A Possible Better Internet Future For Everybody, And I Am Hoping That It Is Quickly Translated Across The Whole World Many Times Over.

    Their Search Engine Is Better Than All Others Combined.

    BING ? - Do Not Make Me Laugh.

    Being The 'Product' Is The Price I Willingly Pay For Using A Lot Of G Services For Free.

    Do Not Like It ?

    Use Something Else And Stop Whining.


    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      That's certainly one way of looking at it. :O

  18. Mike
    May 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I really enjoy g+ connects with the world. the ease of viewing interests and ideas of other people and events around the world, especially science and progressive ideas about the future of our planet. Adding the flow of specific communities and the ability is a unique tool to target a special interest. Being able to Translate comments from foreigners about science or political events is a great way to view how other cultures are reacting. Our insipid media keeps us pretty much in a bubble of their own reality so it's great to see how other nations view current events or ideas. I really don't care to keep up with the minute by minute activities of my friends, I have a phone for that. If G+ goes there are other social outlets other than facebook.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      It sounds like, for you at least, G+ is more about discovery than networking. It's something several people have suggested.

  19. likefunbutnot
    May 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    One time, I thought I cared about Google+. But it turned out it was just bad gas.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I hope you've aired your home out since.

  20. Xoandre
    May 1, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Google Plus is something that the company has tried forcing on everyone, whether they want it or not. That is not a method conducive to cooperation or willingness of their target audience of users.

    I view G+ as a dead fish that is slowly beginning to stink up the place. Some people love eating fish, savoring the smell of mud and muck that it exudes before frying it and wolfing it down with glee. I don't like fish - the smell, the taste, or the fact that people seem to want to force me to eat it "because it's good for you."

    Currently, I have a G+ account only because I cannot use my Android Tablet or Phone without having it.

    G+ is not facebook, and with facebook being completely integrated - having been invited, welcomed, and merged into my daily routines - what need do I have for G+?


    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      If Facebook didn't exist then would you have embraced Google+? Is there anything you think G+ does better than FB?

  21. Ray Shive
    May 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    No I don't care what happens to Google+ as long as out goes away. I do not only not care, I resent it. I feel coerced, not respected, and manipulated.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Is this purely because of the way Google has forced it onto everyone?

    • Ray
      May 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Yes, it is that. However, I find that the whole concept is obscure to the average person -like me- and needlessly complicated. I also do not like Google + messing with my photos the way it seem intent on doing.

  22. Barbol
    May 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    G+ originally provided by Google has in fact been built to what it has become by the active users. Unlike facebook, google listen to feedback from it's user base & act on that feedback. The user is in control of what they share & who they share it with. The user is in control of what they see. It's ad free & you can even opt out of tracking. Facebook is full of spam & paid adverts take priority over your friends posts. G+ allows you to search out for people who share your interests - that's what social networking should be about. Facebook limits your search to people you may already know - how is that networking?

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      You make some good points in defence of Google+. Is there anything you actively dislike about the service?

  23. Robert
    May 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I love Google's email and search engine but have absolutely no use for Google+. It has invaded my Google account but I'm afraid to delete all traces of it because of the warning messages asking if I really want to cancel my Google account!! No, just the PLUS. As far as I am concerned, it is a WORM!!

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Ha, it does act like a kind of virus taking over your Google account. Forcing it onto people is shameful, and I suspect that's the cause of a lot of the dissatisfaction.

  24. Diana T
    May 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I don't care what happens to G+. I have it but don't use it... just like Twitter. I use Facebook because of the larger platform to connect with family and friends at a distance. I know ONE person on Twitter that doesn't use Facebook and NO ONE on Google+ that I don't already connect with on Facebook. Neither of those (Google+ & Twitter) are of use to me.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      It's interesting you bring up Twitter in relation to friends. I have always regarded Twitter as a place for connecting with strangers, whereas Facebook is more about friends you already have. That leaves G+ in no-mans land.

    • Diana T
      May 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      I guess I need to 'know someone' if I intend to use a social media platform so that's why I regarded it that way. I hear all about 'what's going on' via TV news and Facebook so I don't keep up on Twitter. I like to converse more than the space you are allowed on Twitter also so it lost me long ago. I agree though that G+ is left in no-mans land. Plus I don't have time to add another social media site to my time with emails, Facebook and the many blogs I follow and try to keep up with. :)

  25. dragonmouth
    May 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Personally, I couldn't care less what happens to Google. If they disappeared overnight, it wouldn't bother me. Any services they provide, I can get some place else or do without.

    Bottom line - I don't care what happens to G+.

  26. Tom W
    May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Yes, I care what happens to Google+. When it integrated with YouTube, they forced me to make a Google+ page in order to keep posting with my YouTube username. It will regularly forget that I want to post as this page, and either ask me to re-select my account for the billionth time or just silently switch me to the wrong account so that the videos I'm watching don't get marked as watched in my subscription list. In addition to this, even if I am logged in with the right account, there's a 50-50 chance that it will ask me to re-log in before I can comment.

    So, what's the point in saying all if that? Because YouTube is very buggy now. If they couldn't be brotherd to integrate Google+ properly, I have precisely zero faith that they will fix it in the event that Google+ dies. If anything, it will just get slowly worse now that there's no resources left to the Google+ developers.

    I want Google+ to stay because it is the lesser if two evils, it's as simple as that.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      That's as good a reason as any! The YouTube decision was a bizarre one, and I can't help thinking it's helped damage G+.

    • Tom W
      May 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

      The Youtube integration was a fantastic idea (from a business point of view, not a user point of view), but the implementation failed in major ways. They rushed it, the left hand didn't even know the right hand existed, and they failed to stick the landing, as it were. If it had been integrated with a way to opt-out of most of the actual social features and allowed users to easily keep their existing usernames then it would have been a success. Google got greedy, they choose to blind us with Google+ every chance they got, and the users reacted based on that.

      At the end of the day, this change was made to benefit Google and only Google. That was clear from the start, and it's not the way that Google has promised to do business. We may be the product, but that doesn't mean we should be treated like meat.

  27. Tom W
    May 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Yes, I care what happens to Google+. When it integrated with YouTube, they forced me to make a Google+ page in order to keep posting with

  28. Jim Gibson
    May 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I had a Google+ account when they first released the social media platform and though it was fine at the start I found myself replying to stories because Google recomended them rather than I did.
    The idea is sound enough but it has been done before with Facebook or Twitter why would we need a third option.
    More and more these days we comment on news we read in the papers and then forward these to our chosen social media platform to make our friends aware of what they are missing but half the time they go unread and unliked because they are only of interest to you so read them and comment if you feel it is required but don't share it as it may not be news of the day to everyone else.

    • dragonmouth
      May 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      " it has been done before with Facebook or Twitter why would we need a third option."
      It is called "choice" Do you own only one pair of pants, one shirt, one pair of shoes? After all, who needs another option?

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Google may well have arrived to the party just a little too late. Facebook certainly seems to have grabbed the most users, while Twitter is struggling to convince others it's a good option. Google+, well, it's there, but it's like the unloved cousin you only see once a year at Christmas.

  29. Mike Cooper-Hollis
    May 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Google+ isn't for everyone, neither is Facebook for that matter. I love G+, interacting with strangers i wouldn't normally have met otherwise. People use Facebook to keep up with friends i use my phone to call them and text. Horses for courses. I've found loads of people of varied interests who are likeminded and easy get on with. The wealth and quality of advice is second to none, especially in the communities.

    It is not going to die a death, the Google team are quite active behind the scenes listening to feedback etc.

    Go with whatever works for you. Simple.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      You're not the first person to mention that G+ is great at allowing networking between strangers. But Facebook is much better at connecting existing friends. Which is an interesting concept.

  30. Milindalaknath
    May 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I like g+. It's more quality than fb and all google services in their. G+ is using lot of web technology than fb. It is attractive.

  31. Alan W
    May 1, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I signed up for an account a while back now but just use it to login to a few sites. OK when I logon to my Google account then everything is logged in but do we really need or want that?

  32. Grayda
    May 1, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Yes, I do care. Primarily because I run a photography business and I get far more interactions on Google+ than I do on Facebook, but also because Facebook annoys / scares me with these "promoted" posts and such, where they limit how many people see my post, unless I pay them money and even then, I have no way of knowing if everyone sees it or not. Highway robbery.

    Since YouTube switched to Google+ for comments, I've been happier because replies are threaded and I can follow a conversation without scrolling through 10 pages of comments. I also have three "accounts" on YouTube. My Google+ account, my Google+ business account, and my old legacy username-based YouTube which I use to manage subscriptions and such.

    Through Google+, I have been on photowalks with the likes of Trey Ratcliff (HDR guru) and Brian Matiash / Nicole Young (Brian is part of the Google photos team and Nicole is one of the most successful food stock photographers in the world). I've connected with plenty of new people and thanks to the What's Hot section, have even expanded my programming knowledge which lead to some interesting new projects at work.

    I'll be happier if Google+ stays, because it's a good alternative to the big blue F that seems hellbent making money in exchange for likes.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      The scary thought it that Facebook might have gone even further in forcing people to pay for promotion were there not competition such as Google+. If Google kills G+ then I hate to think what Facebook could do next.

  33. Chris F
    May 1, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I love the great integration Google+ has, I love it! I would use it a lot more if there was a broad audience of my friends and peers. But there is not.

    Fortunately, it is a tech haven for me to learn and discover many new things. I have also integrated my comment system on my website with Google+ which sends me pings when people comment, and has a smoother interface than facebook has.

    If it came down to it. I would rather use Google+

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      In a way you're using G+ as something other than a social network. Which suggests Google should let the service evolve rather than die completely.

  34. Shreyansh Jindal
    May 1, 2014 at 4:57 am

    It's better that instead of forcing Google+ on users,Google has finally decided to shut it down.But one by one Google is killing it's services (Google Reader,Google Currents etc.), this makes me think twice before using any Google service that it might be shut down.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Google does have a wretched record when it comes to shutting services down. But that's because it launches so many things in the first place. Some, like Gmail and Google Maps, hit big, others not so much.

  35. Rajaa C
    May 1, 2014 at 4:33 am

    You cannot force a service on users. Google+ death knell was it's forced integration with GMail and Youtube. Google thought that by forcing it on users by attaching Google+ with it's two most popular services is a brilliant decision. It was outright stupid and actually inversely affected the popularity of the platform. Also Facebook is the de-facto standard of social media now. I personally was so irritated with Google+ attaching itself forcibly with GMail and Youtube. I certainly would never miss it one moment, as I actually never literally used it. It was just here, existed, and that's about it. I hope it dies a peaceful death and also leave us in peace.

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

      +1die ASAP

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      That was most definitely a misstep that annoyed so many people. These things have to grow organically or they're pretty much worthless.

  36. fak
    May 1, 2014 at 4:18 am

    just like a rich brat forcing everyone to be his friend. so sad.

  37. Spamxq
    May 1, 2014 at 3:10 am

    i don't know haha lol :D

  38. Inderpal S
    May 1, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I like Google+ more than Facebook because of the integration between Google services but then, none of my friend use it.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Which is a rather necessary element of any social network. There's the problem facing G+ in a nutshell, methinks.

  39. Rick Shortt
    May 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

    As a social platform to keep up with what my actual friends are up to, and conversing with them about it, really none of them are very active on Google+, so in that sense it wouldn't be a big loss.

    But I do find myself actually spending more time on it than Facebook for the great communities focused on things I enjoy. Also, there are other integrated aspects to it I wouldn't want to lose - like Hangouts and the unlimited free online photo storage and sharing.

    It still wouldn't be the end of the world even then though. I could fall back on Facebook Messenger if they kill Hangouts. And I rarely actually use the photos on Google+, much preferring the interface of Picasa Web Albums, which apparently use the same storage space as Google+. As long as they keep Picasa intact and continue to allow unlimited storage at reduced resolution, I would be ok with that - with one caveat. Google+ allows you to upload photos at either full or reduced resolution (the latter not counting against your Google storage space). The Picasa web interface only allows for full res uploads. I would really like to see that change if Google+ Photos go away. I know I can upload them to Picasa at reduced resolution with the Windows desktop Picasa application, but now that I am trying to use a Chromebox full time, I would really like to be able to do that with the web interface too - so I don't have to boot up Windows to upload pictures.

    I guess there is always that 1 terabyte for free in Flickr though...

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      It sounds like there is just enough on G+ to mean it's worth keeping around. For you personally, at least.

  40. Jim
    May 1, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I have a Google+ account.

    But I couldn't tell you how long I've had it or which of my friends are on it or when the last time I looked at it was.

    So, no, I don't care what happens

  41. Steve Wetzel
    May 1, 2014 at 2:18 am

    More control than Facebook, tight integration with Google platform, can "detangle" easier with Google "takeout", opportunity to add services higher than FB... What's not to like. I keep FB around so people can find me, that's it. G+ is all I need and more.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Unless and until you actually abandon Facebook completely for G+ then there's clearly still a need for Zuck and co.

  42. Ed
    May 1, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Google what?

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      You'll have an account, even if you've never heard of it!

    • Ed
      May 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      I guess my sarcasm was a little too subtle. LOL

  43. wehavefacebook
    May 1, 2014 at 1:46 am

    No, I hope it dies a miserably death. Its useless. We already have FaceBook.

    • Dave P
      May 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      You don't see room in the market for another social network beyond Facebook then?

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