Recommend
3 
 Thumb up
 Hide
22 Posts

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Everything Else » Chit Chat

Subject: This is what good google+ is rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
BoB 3K
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It is competition that pushes facebook to improve:

http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-organize-friends-smart-lists-...

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Gil Hova
United States
Jersey City
New Jersey
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
It is competition that pushes facebook to improve:

http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-organize-friends-smart-lists-...



Interesting how the article never mentions Google+ until the very last paragraph.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Bentley
United States
Cleburne
Texas
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
FB will never improve to the point that I'll use it.

And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
CW Lumm
United States
Hampden
Maine
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I'll remember not to look for you there, then.

Facebook me if you change your mind!
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BoB 3K
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]
19 
 Thumb up
0.01
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
VA
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
Plate of Shrimp.
badge
Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]




There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.
12 
 Thumb up
0.02
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
David Molnar
United States
Ridgewood
New Jersey
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
It is competition that pushes facebook to improve:

http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-organize-friends-smart-lists-...




OK, but these particular "smart" lists sound about as useful as having a list of "90s music" in itunes.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Tannhauser
United States
San Diego
California
flag msg tools
YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE EATEN BY A
badge
ɥɔʇıןƃ ʎʇıןɐǝɹ
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Astonishingly well played, Morgan.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
CHAPEL
United States
Round Rock
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
"that's a smith and wesson, and you've had your six"
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
tscook wrote:
Diaspora had it first.


Has everything...but the people.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Bentley
United States
Cleburne
Texas
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
sisteray wrote:
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]




There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.


But I HAVE tried it (if that's what you're implying)...and that's exactly why I despise it!

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Bentley
United States
Cleburne
Texas
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]


You're actually comparing BGG to Facebook?

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Key Locks
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mb
And I just recently took the time to organize all of my facebook friends into lists.

angry
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Bentley
United States
Cleburne
Texas
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
kamchatka wrote:
I'll remember not to look for you there, then...


Good, because you'd be wasting your time.



kamchatka wrote:
...Facebook me if you change your mind!


Nothing personal towards you, but this will never happen.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Alan Goodrich
United States
New York
New York
flag msg tools
Why can't more games have a handicapping mechanism?
badge
Becoming immortal!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
sisteray wrote:
There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.


What's so great about accomplishing things anyway? ninja
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BoB 3K
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
jrbentley wrote:
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]


You're actually comparing BGG to Facebook?


No, I'm telling someone that has stated that they don't like social network sites on a social network site what they just did.

At no point am I claiming that all social network sites are the same. Quite the opposite, actually.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BoB 3K
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
molnar wrote:
OK, but these particular "smart" lists sound about as useful as having a list of "90s music" in itunes.

I agree, the smart lists are stupid. The ability to post to just a list is a great idea though that facebook needs to promote. I never post to my FB account because I rarely if ever have anything to say that is appropriate to every person in my friendlist.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
James Bentley
United States
Cleburne
Texas
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]


You're actually comparing BGG to Facebook?


No, I'm telling someone that has stated that they don't like social network sites on a social network site what they just did.

At no point am I claiming that all social network sites are the same. Quite the opposite, actually.


I guess we just have different perspectives, and that's okay.

For me, BGG=Boardgame Database that also has forums. I do see your point, but I just don't view them the same. And that's okay too!

Thanks!
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
David Bush
United States
Radiant
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
BoB3K wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites...


[standard response reminding user that boardgamegeek.com is a form of social networking]


You're actually comparing BGG to Facebook?

:)

No, I'm telling someone that has stated that they don't like social network sites on a social network site what they just did.

At no point am I claiming that all social network sites are the same. Quite the opposite, actually.

Well did he in fact state that he doesn't like social network sites? He said:

"FB will never improve to the point that I'll use it.

And neither will any of the other social-network-blackhole sites."

Does that imply that he regards BGG as a social-network-blackhole site? From his later posts, I would say not.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BoB 3K
msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
From wikipedia:

A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes", which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.


So, let's see, BGG is a place where a bunch of people who all like board games have come together. Beyond that, they have become BGG members who each have a status (supporter, contributor, thumb count, GG accumulation, avatar, microbadges) within the community.

Sounds like a social network to me, by the definition.

I like BGG, I don't really care for Facebook. They are both social network sites, though.

BGG may have just been a (rockin) database with some forums 6 years ago. But it is much more than that now.

4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Xander Fulton
United States
Astoria
Oregon
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Leezer wrote:
And I just recently took the time to organize all of my facebook friends into lists.

angry


Then you'll be happy to know that this builds right off that work.

I'd always put friends into lists, as I added them, as it help me keep people sorted out. When I do a new post or pic update, now, the 'privacy' icon lets you choose which groups can see it.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.