Enjoying G+

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Plussers, I’m now at https://plus.google.com/+MarkShuttleworthCanonical/ and quite enjoying the service. That G+ persona is mostly software and cloud related (so short on beekeeping, kitesurfing or botanical pursuits).

This is probably the best way to keep in touch. I’m not on Facebook and every year Claire and I clear out the oddball fake-me’s that seem to crop up regularly there. To their credit, FB have been really good about sorting those out. I’m told I’m missing out but, srsly, TIME!

G+ seems really clean and well organised, the chatter is mostly thoughtful and good-natured.


  1. Guest says: (permalink)
    May 30th, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Mark, how about Twitter?

  2. NewGuest says: (permalink)
    May 30th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Mark, and what about Twitter?

  3. Muhammad Ibraheem says: (permalink)
    May 31st, 2014 at 5:22 am

    I agree with you mark , G+ clear , easy and functional
    wellcome back

  4. Danie van der Merwe says: (permalink)
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Yes each network has it’s own focus and I also find G+ great for interest based topics. It is way cleaner than FB when it comes to this purpose, but still has the flexibility and features for sharing additional content.

  5. Daniel Beck says: (permalink)
    June 8th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    G+ is really nice. The quality of the contributions is quite good – a little bit like stackoverflow – and nothing like Facebook.

  6. Sarah says: (permalink)
    July 26th, 2014 at 11:02 am


    How are you finding G+ now? I want to love it but I’m struggling. I’ve found it easier to build-up a following on Twitter and FB. Any hints?


  7. malcolm says: (permalink)
    August 25th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’m surprised that you haven’t considered incorporating some sort of social networking aspect into Ubuntu or Unity. Particularly given that googlechrome is attempting in some ways to do this but with an inferior OS. For a while I’ve dreamed of the day my home page and social networks are managed locally on my own server.. no more facebook, twitter, G+ or any other centralized platform but an organic self propagating P2P open source network for networking rather than advertising.

  8. mark says: (permalink)
    October 1st, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Still digging it. But then I’m not *actually* social ;)