Today I took that plunge onto the back of the bandwagon, with my hangs grabbing on for dear life and my body being chucked around on the dirt road over rocks and debris and emptiness.
That's right. I joined Google+.
So far nothing much has been happening on there (as I don't know many people on it yet) but the ease of privacy settings seem fantastic, and I think this is what may give it an edge over Facebook. Even though Facebook's privacy settings are a lot more customisable now, many people don't know how to use them to their advantage and therefore expose more than they really mean to, especially in terms of information they'd prefer family/colleagues not to see. Google+'s advantage is that these settings are spelt out right from the beginning - you don't add people as a general 'friend' but put them into 'circles', each with a level of privacy that can be adjusted. Individuals can't see what circle you've put them in (only that you've added them in general) but you can choose what you post to whom really easily - so therefore, you could post uni stuff only to uni peers, and drunken photos only to your close friends (and not your boss).
It's basically idiot proof. This may be the way of the future.
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