Google to begin forcing Google+ on people

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cerote, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. cerote macrumors 6502a

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  2. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    I wish people used Google+ instead of facebook.

    Sadly, it was created and then left to die....
     
  3. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I really don't see the big deal here. You can input anything you want and you can delete the page after signing up if you want.

    Nothing's going to kill you to have a Google+ Profile with only your name on it that you never use. Oh the horror!
     
  4. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Is it ideal? No, but I can't say I'm surprised. They are all Google services after all. What really irritates me is other services using Facebook as a login.
     
  5. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    Spotify?

    I'd use it... except I refuse to use facebook as my login.
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I'm glad I got in on the beta before that was the case. Since then I have linked it up with my Facebook though, not sure if there's any way to go back. I just hit Private Session if I really don't feel like sharing my music sessions.

    I'm not sure how I feel about Facebook commenting systems on websites. In some ways it removes the spam and trolls, but one can easily make a bogus Facebook profile these days. Also sites lose the ability to moderate those comments - simply flagging/reporting them doesn't guarantee any action (let alone quick action). Perhaps the trade off of (probably) less spammers and trollers offsets that, though.
     
  7. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Google will just create end up with unused Google+ accounts while the user makes use of their GMail account.
     
  8. jj48 macrumors regular

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    Did not realise that Spotify now makes you sign up with a Facebook account. I've had it for ages, but don't want Facebook integration so I've never connected them.
     
  9. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, started with their US launch. They knew people would eat it up.
     
  10. talmy macrumors 601

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    I've embraced Google+ as a place to put photos which has been much easier to use than my personal website. I don't mind the "real name" issue -- I've always gone by my real name, probably because when I first used the Internet 30+ years ago nobody used pseudonyms as that would have been considered bad form. If you want to know my full name, just clock on my name and visit my website.

    I was spooked out by Facebook when I signed up (being forced by another site that required a Facebook login :mad:) and had it immediately present me with a long list of people I might know, and indeed knew at least a hundred of them. How did they know considering I never gave them any history? Scary.
     
  11. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I've seen plenty of services that allow you to log in with Facebook, but I've never run across a single one that requires it.
     
  12. zioxide macrumors 603

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    **** google+, i dont need yet another social networking site.

    go ahead and create one linked to my gmail if you want google, it doesn't mean i'm ever going to use it.
     
  13. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I wish Google + would go away. I tried it for a while and gave up. Nothing special there.
     
  14. MBP13 macrumors 6502

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    I just hate how Google is shutting down Picnik and moving their services to Google+ in a few months!
     
  15. twitch88 macrumors newbie

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    The option is there, but you don't have to use your
    Fb login to get into
    spotify. I've never done it. I don't use my FB login for anything. I feel like they know too much already. I spend more time on G+ these days
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    All thats going to do is generate millions of empty, abandoned Google+ accounts that have nothing on them but the person's name (not even that if they use a screen-name).
     
  17. cerote thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I recently wanted to sign up for a free trial of Netflix. To my surprise I found that I couldn't as the sign-up page had a Facebook login area and no other text-entry fields. I searched and searched the site for a "regular" sign-up page—to no avail. I finally called Netflix. I explained that I wanted to give their service a try but I couldn't find anywhere to sign up without a Facebook login. She said that she couldn't help me—until the cross-promotion with Facebook ended that was the only way to join Netflix. By the tone of her voice, her exasperated sighs, and the words she used I could tell that they were receiving a lot of complaints.
     
  19. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, Spotify. It's one of the worst offenders for Facebook integration. They force the Facebook login, then try to force you to give them permission to make posts on your wall. They call them "social features" but they're just spam. It's just as bad as Farmville or other Facebook apps/games that flood the news feed with junk.
     
  20. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    They don't care. They got the nice number to boast. That's all they want.
     
  21. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I liked the idea of linking my Facebook + Spotify, I like to see what my friends listen to ;)
     
  22. Mord macrumors G4

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    I don't.

    Why do you trust google with your data more than facebook? Google already has enough of our data, I'd rather it be spread about.

    I personally only use facebook to keep track of events and google+ doesn't really support that at all, it's all about socialising online when all I care about is using social networking to co-ordinate socialising in the real world.

    I really don't see how google+ is preferable in any way.
     
  23. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Just Mark Zuckerberg throwing his money around.

    Be patient, or he will win-out.
     
  24. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    How peculiar - I read your post, went to Netflix.com, and saw this page - no mention of Facebook at all. Even when I clicked for details of the trial offer, there was no mention of Facebook.
     

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  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Exactly. I am glad I got in just before that happened. I did not have to use FB.

    As for G+, they can suck it. They suspended my profile because I didn't use my entire last name.
     

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