Google Plus

I just joined Google Plus. The main thing I have been getting my head around is how it works. Since I didn’t really use Google Wave or Buzz that much, I was intrigued to find out if lessons had been learned. It seems that they have and are taking the best bits from Facebook and Twitter. I found this article that includes the following paragraph that illustrates its purpose very well

That is the big difference between Google Plus and most other networks. Twitter is an all or nothing model. You can share with everyone or you can only share with all the people that follow you. But you can’t share with only a sub set of the people that follow you (such as a specific Twitter List.) Facebook is a little more flexible than that. But you must be friends with people or you must reduce your privacy. You can limit who sees individual things you share, but it is difficult to do and not intuitive to get set up.

It seems that Google learned something from its former employee Paul Adams. His presentation of the real life social network illustrates the problem of using facebook and shows how personal networks are more complicated than the facebook philosophy of everything about you should be public. Look at the whole presentation to see understand his point.


Top 10 best cities in Europe for travel snobs

Not bad, visited 6 out of 10. Some great ideas for future trips.

With so many travellers heading for the most popular destinations time and time again, many other great cites get missed. Besides, the busy main European capitals and tourist heavy areas don’t always give the most realistic impression of the country’s everyday life. A much more authentic or interesting experience can sometimes be found if you explore just a little further afield. Here (in no particular order) are our Top 10 best cities in Europe for travel snobs:

 

Global Grasshopper recommends 10 cities in Europe for travel snobs