Comments on: Google+ is a Game http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: David Sanger http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114728 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:58:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114728 You know @pirillo:disqus you may well be right. One of the strengths about EA is that it draws people together from many different walks of life and kinds of business. But that may also be its weakness, since most of the networking that happens seems to be chatting and socializing about the game itself, especially in the Facebook groups. It’s fun, but there’s little talk of actual issue/content/subjects outside of EA. 

Google + has a social structure which draws together people with similar or adjacent interests so the conversation is less about the medium and more about what really interests people.

Another issue is scale. I can’t really see EA with 10 million users, can you? (unless it is vastly simplified)

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By: Nakeva Corothers http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114727 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:12:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114727 I have barely made a dent in my Google+ because it requires reposting the same info. It doesn’t even pick up the Google Buzz, treats it separate. I will be adding more content to see what things look like from the posting side. I have mainly been engaged in other people’s posts and conversation. 

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By: Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114726 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:57:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114726 How has your traction been on Google+?

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By: Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114725 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:06:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114725 Right there… 😉

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By: Zane http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114724 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:25:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114724 Where is the google+ +1 button?
To share this I mean.

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By: Anonymous http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114723 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:26:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114723 Chris, I’ve been on Empire Avenue since December and have achieved a nice level of success for someone who is really no big deal in the social media world. I have gained friends & relationships that will change my life forever…no hyperbole. All that being said, within 2 weeks, Google+ has become the fun place, and doing my EAv tasks have become more of a chore. I hate even saying that because I love EAv & have a lot of loyalty for them because of what they have provided for a person like me. I know there has been talk of adding different platforms, but Google+ needs to be placed at the front of the line. Easier said than done since G+ hasn’t even released their API yet, but I hear exactly what you are saying. The place is CHAOS (in no small part to the GIFs you share ;] ) but there is a LOT of fun in that chaos & a game to be played. I don’t even know what that game is. Maybe it’s wanting to be established with everything in place when Google+ goes public…maybe it’s making new contacts…I don’t know. I do know that I’m having fun there.

What I would love to see happen with Empire Avenue is for people to have more than the platforms you’ve listed above: Empire Avenue, Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube. Add Tumblr, Picasa (which will be Google Pics), Foursquare, Google+, and a SINGLE Blog just as you can have a single Twitter account. (I chose to separate Tumblr from the rest of the blogs because it’s set so differently and can be measured in terms of reblogging, etc. not much unlike Google+.) Remove blogs & feeds and all that can be done to fudge the data. Score each one fairly unto itself & add the top 5 scores to create your Dividends. Suddenly EAv truly DOES become a “Choose Your Own Adventure” because someone who wants to ditch Facebook to focus on Google+ won’t be penalized. As long as you have 5 social media streams that are active, you will do well in Empire Avenue. Then the fun of Empire Avenue returns because you can play it in a way that’s more customized to your style.

Good stuff you’ve given us to think about, Chris. Thanks. 🙂

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By: Nakeva Corothers http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114721 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:52:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114721 Chris, I think Google+ needs to be added to EAv in major way and sooner than Foursquare. People are spending their time there because its new and better than GBuzz. Its like Facebook and Twitter which is already part of EA, however, its the lack of API for G+ that is stopping Empire Ave team from adding it. Plus they would presumably need to study the type of data points available and how it could be used with scoring. Right now, they can’t even credibly manage blog activity or determine proper algorithms that don’t require human interaction to adjust scoring. That along with making tweaks and updates to the EA site, it seems they are set on Foursquare (my opinion, its also a hot mess waiting for cheaters and content abusers to gain the most unless EA incorporates a good measurement and quality check).

Its been difficult to force myself to be on EITHER Empire ave OR Google+ when my biggest circle is EA friends who are ON Google+. I do hope they find a way to add it soon as some things on EA are losing momentum. All around, kudos to EA for doing their best with the growth in the last 6 months alone.

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By: Nakeva Corothers http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114722 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:52:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114722 Chris, I think Google+ needs to be added to EAv in major way and sooner than Foursquare. People are spending their time there because its new and better than GBuzz. Its like Facebook and Twitter which is already part of EA, however, its the lack of API for G+ that is stopping Empire Ave team from adding it. Plus they would presumably need to study the type of data points available and how it could be used with scoring. Right now, they can’t even credibly manage blog activity or determine proper algorithms that don’t require human interaction to adjust scoring. That along with making tweaks and updates to the EA site, it seems they are set on Foursquare (my opinion, its also a hot mess waiting for cheaters and content abusers to gain the most unless EA incorporates a good measurement and quality check).

Its been difficult to force myself to be on EITHER Empire ave OR Google+ when my biggest circle is EA friends who are ON Google+. I do hope they find a way to add it soon as some things on EA are losing momentum. All around, kudos to EA for doing their best with the growth in the last 6 months alone.

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By: Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114719 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:02:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114719 No faster than people get burned out on Twitter or Facebook. 😉

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By: Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/12/google-is-a-game/#comment-114720 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:02:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26829#comment-114720 No faster than people get burned out on Twitter or Facebook. 😉

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