Google+ vs. The World

I imagine I’m like most folks. There is no way I have time for 3 or more social networks in my life. And while integration between services and the ability to “cross post” helps me keep more than one somewhat up-to-date the reality is the differences amongst the social services is so large this simple approach is fundamentally flawed.

Google+ has potential. One of the biggest needs is to quickly get a critical mass of users (hey, that means YOU need to join). If that happens and Twitter indeed starts cramming ads down my throat in the timelines I’m sure Twitter will be the one I drop (keeping FaceBook as well).

This summer, Twitter ads will get harder to ignore

Friends, you want to do this to improve your privacy & security

This is long overdue – you can now configure your Facebook account to use HTTPS/SSL when you log in. This is the same sort of security many of your other accounts use (e.g. all banks and credit cards). I say this is long overdue since services such as Google Mail implemented this maaaaany moons ago. Better late than never?

However… at least for me this setting is not showing up. Presumably it is rolling out over the course of the day. So YMMMV.

A Continued Commitment to Security