Has anyone upgraded to Spotify Premium? How does the iPhone app work? Strongly considering it. Thoughts?
Everyone LOVES talking about Google plus, and about how great it is, and how much better it can be, but as far as I can tell so far, it’s all just idle, circular chit-chat. I just checked my feed this morning and EVERY SINGLE POST was either talking about Google+ or reposting content that appears on the person’s multiple feeds. Not a good sign 2 weeks after launch. I’ve already stopped checking it regularly, gave up on posting content there over places like Tumblr and Twitter, and I bet I’m not alone.
They still haven’t given me a good reason to stick with it. I don’t think people care about the privacy and contact segmentation features as much as they say they do, and the more important feature for me…being able to create a feed the EXCLUDES people I follow so I don’t wake up to 9 Tom Anderson G+ jokes every morning without completely unfollowing him, is still absent.
Point is, I’m not going to force myself to use it, like I tried to the first week or so. I’ll keep it open, check it now and again, and if it continues to improve so that it naturally makes me want to post content there instead of here or twitter, so be it. But I have a feeling this is going to be like Conan.
Everyone said they loved Conan, and how he did the exact type of comedy they wanted from a late night show, how it was smart and a refreshing change of pace…but none of those people actually watched him. His shows bombed, had no viewers, except for some minor spikes at launches or when his existence was threatened. Everyone seems to love G+ too, and I’ve heard nothing but praise about the quality of the product in every single way. But I’m still waiting to see if post volume and quality will ever back up the praise. Potential can only take a site like this so far. Eventually you need to actually break out and be functional. I’m just not seeing it yet.
I found it a little odd that they kept insisting that Jeter is the first Yankee ever to get 3000 hits, which sounds remarkable, but also kept mentioning Wade Boggs in the same breath, since he hit a home run as his 3000th hit as well. The thing is…Boggs was a Yankee. Rickey Henderson was a Yankee. Dave Winfield? Also a Yankee.
I know that none of those guys got their 3000th hit as a Yankee, nor did they get all 3000 hits as a Yankee or go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, but when you go down the long list of great former Yankees, these guys are all in that conversation. 3000 hits for one team is a smaller list and a nice footnote to Jeter’s milestone, but it’s not what was celebrated today.