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    Re: Google Plus

    Apparently, I can just give out this sign up link:
    https://plus.google.com/i/09XZVNwZBlE:OdOYvixP_QU

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    Re: Google Plus

    Got it, thanks.
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    Re: Google Plus

    Thanks, I signed up. Looks interesting. I like (as far as I understand it) the fact that you can keep your personal and professional life separate.

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    Re: Google Plus

    Tumblr is probably the best actual platform for promoting photography, except the audience seems to be mostly hipster college brats instead of clients. It's a lot of porn and recycling... it's a shame, the interface is great, the pages can be unique and personalized, the images are large and nice looking. It's also based on sharing images, which is good and bad in terms of copyright and usage... I'd love for art directors to be sharing my coolest images, but when it's a Tumblr called "F@#kYeah Pretty Blondes" reblogging my stuff it doesn't exactly help me.

    And even if their terms and conditions are tolerable, it still promotes a culture of image appropriation, not something I want to encourage.

    Facebook seems to have crested and I am so sick of seeing everybody's status updates and such that I've been ignoring it more and more. Even the potential client updates are getting really tedious and boring... too much information. They are finally losing members and my sense is that after the initial surge, Google Plus will experience the same thing.

    Most of the people liking and friending me on Facebook are other photographers... i.e. competition. Hmm... so how many jobs have I gained thanks to Facebook versus lost to poachers and people offering similar alternatives, etc.?

    I'm not sure that the benefit isn't just breaking-even and now declining. Perhaps the early adopters got the benefits but where are they now?

    Twitter? No.

    Granted I admit it probably makes sense to maintain a Facebook presence, and now a Google Plus one. But why spend so much time posting and why friend every damn photographer in the universe?

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    Re: Google Plus

    Is there a way (yet) to post to Google+ and Facebook at the same time?

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    Re: Google Plus

    Hootsuite allows me to post on FB LinkedIN and Twitter at the same time. I am hoping that they add Google+ in the near future.
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    Re: Google Plus

    Darin - a quick search turns up at least a couple different ways of simultaneous posting to fb, G+ and also twitter.
    Seems there's a Google+ "bot" named Agent G+, and a Chrome extension.

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    Re: Google Plus

    For reasons that are completely unclear to me, Agent G+ is now called...ready..."Rob McGee." Or perhaps "Shraga Malachi." Very strange.

    Here is a post explaining how to link the two.

    http://www.survivalguide4idiots.com/...-facebook.html

    You go first!

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    Re: Google Plus

    Quote Originally Posted by brianam View Post
    Darin - a quick search turns up at least a couple different ways of simultaneous posting to fb, G+ and also twitter.
    Seems there's a Google+ "bot" named Agent G+, and a Chrome extension.
    Just for your info, there are suggestions on the internet that the existing apps to post to Facebook and Google+ at the same time are malware.
    Cheers!

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    Re: Google Plus

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post
    Tumblr is probably the best actual platform for promoting photography, except the audience seems to be mostly hipster college brats instead of clients. It's a lot of porn and recycling... it's a shame, the interface is great, the pages can be unique and personalized, the images are large and nice looking. It's also based on sharing images, which is good and bad in terms of copyright and usage... I'd love for art directors to be sharing my coolest images, but when it's a Tumblr called "F@#kYeah Pretty Blondes" reblogging my stuff it doesn't exactly help me.

    And even if their terms and conditions are tolerable, it still promotes a culture of image appropriation, not something I want to encourage.

    Facebook seems to have crested and I am so sick of seeing everybody's status updates and such that I've been ignoring it more and more. Even the potential client updates are getting really tedious and boring... too much information. They are finally losing members and my sense is that after the initial surge, Google Plus will experience the same thing.

    Most of the people liking and friending me on Facebook are other photographers... i.e. competition. Hmm... so how many jobs have I gained thanks to Facebook versus lost to poachers and people offering similar alternatives, etc.?

    I'm not sure that the benefit isn't just breaking-even and now declining. Perhaps the early adopters got the benefits but where are they now?

    Twitter? No.

    Granted I admit it probably makes sense to maintain a Facebook presence, and now a Google Plus one. But why spend so much time posting and why friend every damn photographer in the universe?
    It is possible to use Tumblr for its platform without associating with the Tumblr community. Use your own URL and, if you like, remove "Powered by Tumblr" at the bottom of the page. Tumblr's decision to support static pages opened up a lot of possibilities. Here are a couple of examples of Tumblr sites that use their own URL, both incidentally based on the same theme by a fellow in New Zealand: http://www.stanleychowillustration.com/, http://stewartwadden.com

    I think that it is important to distinguish between public Facebook pages and private Facebook pages. I think that the former are for many businesses and individuals an important marketing tool. They provide a way to engage in two-way communication with one's current and potential clients that is more informal and less cumbersome than a blog + comment box. Re Google+, the more that I play with it, the more I am getting the sense that is not just a copy of Facebook, but a somewhat different animal.
    Cheers!

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