“Let’s face it, #ff has become a joke. For a lot of people it’s become a way to scratch backs, and most of them are undecipherable. If you see a tweet with “#ff” and ten twitter usernames, you’re not going to follow all those names.
But the idea behind #ff has worth: to introduce people to new people they should follow.
But in order to make it stickier, we have to move to a new paradigm: the #twintro”—Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
So I got my invite to Google’s new social network called Google+…so far so good. I’m still playing around with it and learning the lay of the land (common procedure on any new product…especially coming from Google because everything is beta). What caught my eye (besides the minimalist design of which I love) is the fact that Google rolled out its own bbm/iMessage/kik + groupme/group messaging competitor and it seems as if no one is talking about it.
Google+ Huddle is one on one or group messaging to anyone in your circle…but what I noticed (I’m not going to lie, I read the “Help” section) is that Huddle lets you know when a message is being delivered, when its received, and when its read…just like bbm. For a bbm/BlackBerry addict like me this is huge news. I can see the application being very useful and I’m shocked that its so far under the radar that it seems as though no one is talking about it.
Man…RIM is in trouble if people start taking full advantage of Google+ (as if RIM isn’t in enough trouble already)
I can’t say I’m shocked by these results…but what I notice more than Verizon winning was who got the silver medal. T-mobile consistently beat out the other carriers, besides Verizon, in every region that PC Mag tested. Everyone always bashes T-mobile’s network, however these results show that T-mobile has quality speed on their nationwide network.
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