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Schadenfreude

Google+ traffic is down 37% in the last 18 days. (I'm surprised that post doesn't mention #nymwars as one of the possible causes.)

Zornhau on LJ made up a new word: Googlekaze.

This entry was originally posted at http://firecat.dreamwidth.org/743881.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

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zornhau
Sep. 6th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
:)
I was proud of that one.
firecat
Sep. 6th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
As you should be!
graymalkin13
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Re: :)
It's pretty awesome, all right.
chaos_by_design
Sep. 7th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Now if only the same thing would happen to Facebook.
graymalkin13
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Remember decision fatigue? I'm wondering if there's such a thing as Social Networking Site Choice Fatigue. (You can make up a better name for it.) I'm active on three sites (none of them google+), and have accounts I don't use any more on two more. I also created an account on google (not google+) so I could read some documents a friend stored there.

The very thought of adding yet another account on yet another site makes me keel over. Do people have a saturation point for this stuff? Or am I just not kewl?
firecat
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Social Networking Site Choice Fatigue

HAHAHA!

Although I call it "drinking from the firehose."

(I collect them but I'm not very active on most of them.)
pyrzqxgl
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
I'm getting a kick out of collecting them -- it kind of reminds me of all the BBSes I used to call back in the BBS days.
epi_lj
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
I think people can't overlook the, "So... what now?" factor. A lot of people I've spoken to got onto Google+ early because it was new and shiny and they wanted to check it out. Then, most of those people realized that they had absolutely no use for it, and stopped showing up. That's pretty much what happened with Google's other social media ventures (Buzz, that other one whose name I'm totally blanking on), so it doesn't surprise me a lot. They seem to have a real, "If you build it, they will come," attitude, and I think that that only works if people have a compelling reason to want to come.
selki
Sep. 7th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!  And I made DDG my default search engine last night, on one browser, anyway.  More to go. 
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lorres
Sep. 8th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
I've been thinking a good deal about it because I get excited, but to make it an exciting place to be my friends have to be there too. If five friends are there it's ok but I log in and see their same posts over and over. I 'm used to a stream of around 50-75 people. Without that stream of friends and conversation - and I mean net friends of mine from the last - urk - twenty years - it feels flat. And why go to the trouble of mainintaining an account for five friends if they're already available through other platforms? I haven't found enough of a reason.

With G+ in particular the nymn wars have pissed me off.

I don't mind interacting with strangers on tumblr because my interests there happen to be almost exclusively with images. But verbally interacting with more and more new groups of strangers is where the fatigue sets in with me. I would LOVE for all my friends to migrate to Diaspora, even though it is still very rough around the edges. But I don't see it happening. **sigh**
e4q
Sep. 9th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
i think i am just suffering from social media diversification fatigue.
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