Michael on July 13, 2011 ·
Great post and super analysis in the last punchy paragraph of the social media tools and how to use/approach them.
Federico el Sueco on July 14, 2011 ·
Right on my line of thought, except that I use Skype chat and video for the “loved ones”.
Emilio Rotondo on July 14, 2011 ·
Fully agree and I would highlight two comments:
1. “the most original thinkers in those other native languages, write in non native English” – A bit sad that being Spanish, I think the second more spoken language in the world, we have to write on english if we want to be “heard”
2. “I love that in Google+ I don’t need to struggle with excess brevity” – I would agree although this is not what you also have on facebook? but facebook does not have the option to “follow” people as in twitter what i believe makes Google+ a way to be “informed” or to have “intelligent conversations” rather than cover your curiosity on what your friends do, your “show off” desire or a very effective and simple way to keep in contact.
by the way, I did not know “Quora”… how can I manage to have an invitation? thanks in advance for any tip..
Ronnie Rocket on July 15, 2011 ·
Another great blog post. I am such a fan. Here are my summaric reflections: http://ronnierocket.com/2011/07/15/how-to-use-social-media-after-google-plus/
Miquel on July 15, 2011 ·
As someone has said above, G+ is only in English now, because this is the language early adopters use naturally (even if is not their native language), but this might change as soon as G+ goes mainstream
Fernando Gutierrez on July 29, 2011 ·
Fully agree. In fact I already do almost that with Twitter.
Interestingly, I find that even when someone writes in Spanish and English –like you–, usually his English content is more interesting to me.
Regarding G+ being an early adopters playground. That’s true, but what Martin says is that content in English is better and he won’t use G+ in Spanish (something that today is not possible because very few users use that language, but that will be when more users adopt it).
@Emiliio Rotondo. Send me and email to gutierrezf (at ) gmail ( dot) com and I’ll send you an invite to Quora.
Julien Denoyer on August 7, 2011 ·
I’ve got to agree with you on this one. I’m French and live in Madrid, but everything I do on the net, the books I read and the television are in english. I just find a lot more content and the quality is usually superior. You’re right when you say that non-english intelligent people usually express themselves in english and that’s because the audience is larger.
Really enjoying your blog by the way!
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Me2 on July 13, 2011 ·
People in G+ right now? Early adopters.