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Is there any way to set the default for new items to not have reminders? I'm failing to find it.

Also, is there any truly compelling reason I should join Google+? (eta: I am not on facebook and have never really had any true desire to join it. Also, I keep very distinct google identities for myself professionally and personally.)

Date: 2011-07-09 05:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-10 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenicedautun.livejournal.com
Thank you! I completely skipped over that settings link!

Date: 2011-07-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beowabbit
Also, is there any truly compelling reason I should join Google+?
Well, it’s not a (technical) improvement over LJ/Dreamwidth and other sites using the LJ code, but it is a small but significant improvement over Facebook. And one thing it has that neither of those does is tight integration with lots of other Google properties — which is good in some ways and bad in others.

As an example of the latter, I’ve never used Picasa (in part because I was happy with Flickr and felt a sort of free-market, anti-monopoly urge not to put all my eggs in one company’s basket), but the fact that my (Android-with-Google-branding) phone can be configured to automatically upload any new pictures I take to a private album in Picasa, and then Google+ make them immediately available for me to post, has gotten me using Picasa. Which of course means more concentration of power in Google’s hands, but it’s going to be very convenient.

Another example (which I happen to hate, since I have an IM client I use as an IM client and I don’t want my web browser to try to be an IM client) is that Google+, Gmail, and iGoogle all provide the same Google Talk (Jabber) chat interface. And lots of Google web properties (unobtrusively) let me access incoming G+ notifications.

But because of network effects, social networks aren’t interchangeable commodities. The real reason to join G+ would be if a big chunk of the people you want to communicate with were there. (For instance, over the last few years, I’ve noticed a substantial exodus from LJ to Facebook. That hasn’t been enough to get me to check Facebook regularly, but it’s been very tempting, and G+ is enough less annoying that Facebook that if there’s a similar exodus from LJ-and-Facebook-and-Dreamwidth to G+, that will probably decrease the amount of time I spend on LJ.)

It’s interesting how different this rollout feels from Google Wave.

Date: 2011-07-10 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenicedautun.livejournal.com
Yeah, I have the feeling if I wanted to join a facebook like thing I would probably join Google+ instead of facebook, but I have yet to have any real desire to join facebook. And I never did dreamwidth either. I may just take a wait and see attitude, and when enough exodus has happened I may let myself get pulled along.

Date: 2011-07-09 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-sexy.livejournal.com
G+ is a very public forum and not the same as LJ (IMO).

Because you are in the world of Google the folks at G+ have made it so if people add you and you are not a member you will still get the email on the topic, but not be able to comment.

This might be a good thing if you don't want to join, but want the notices. Or if you don't want to get the emails you can join and then not look at it to keep the spam down. The third option is to filter G+ emails so you can just ignore it all.

I have joined, but am not sure how it will be part of my daily world.

Date: 2011-07-10 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenicedautun.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've been seeing the e-mails, which are kinda interesting. (Of course, the first person who started sending them to me actually works at Microsoft, which I find hilarious)

Date: 2011-07-11 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sichling.livejournal.com
The advantage of Google+ is the ability to constrain what you post to different circles - and while someone can, optionally, see who is in your circles, they can't tell which circles you have or which a person is in.

I do use facebook, but I lock down all posts to a specific list. Google+ makes it easier to do that, which is nice - and doesn't have all the stupid misleading ads and crap that Facebook has.

I find that LJ has fewer posts over time, which is a bit sad - because longer posts are nice and meaty.

You might find it amusing to check it out and reasonably easy to keep different personas separated, though under the same name...


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