This blog and my Google Reader shares are the center of my universe, and I use dlvr.it to push content to Twitter (@theappslab) and our Facebook page. The only reason I do this is because unlike years ago, people don’t visit blogs to comment. They discuss stuff on Twitter, Facebook and now G+.
So far, I’ve only dipped my toe into G+, mostly because there’s no way to push content I publish here automatically. It’s actually a bit odd to me that G+ launched with no feed import and no publishing API.
I have found some pretty good conversations on G+ so far, and it looks to be settling into a place between Twitter, where people mostly retweet posts but don’t discuss, and Facebook, where nothing happens. I still think conversation should happen here, but I like to be flexible.
Anyway, I’ll try to include G+ now, so if that’s your choice, enjoy. G+ is the one ring now for Google, given that they just sunset Google Friend Connect. Remember that? So, I’m getting with the new program.
In semi-related news, Google Reader Shares continue to work, even though the feature has been removed from the web app. I have older versions of Reeder on both OS X and iOS from which I’ve been sharing items, even after the redesign. Unfortunately, I think I may lose the thousands of shares I’ve amassed over the years when Google finally shuts off shares. This will be a huge bummer, since I’ve been using shares as a bookmarking tool for years. I hope they provide an export; ahem Louis Gray (@louisgray) are you listening?
Anyway, it’s extra work for me to include G+, but hey, you’re worth it.
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