Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google Plus!

Finally a social network backed by a big company and already has enough users that it can be considered an alternative to Facebook. I've been waiting for this for a long time and it has everything I want. Great features such as Circles, Photos and a Home page, along with lesser known features like Profiles, Hangouts and Sparks. It's got a plain white background with some paint on it and some videos showing some other stuff happening. Even though it has all of that, I must say that my favorite feature is:

Oops... you need a Google profile to use this feature.
Google Profiles is not available for your organization.

Fail. As you may have figured out by now, I can't actually use Google Plus. This is unfortunate as I am pretty pro-Google and anti-Facebook (I did have a Facebook account at one time and deleted it). You see, I made the mistake (as many others have) of buying into the idea that Google Apps is a good thing (you know, tying all of my Google services to my own domain and administering it for multiple users). Unfortunately Google Profiles aren't available for Google Apps accounts, and it doesn't look like it's coming in the near future. Oh sure, we were told just yesterday that it should be available in the coming months, but we were also told at the end of March that it would be a few weeks. Maybe it's my fault for having the crazy idea of wanting my own domain and to have all of my families Google accounts administered from a single place.

My only hope is that since Google bonuses are tied to social that it might light a fire for someone to get it to the Google Apps users. I won't be holding my breath though. I guess it just gives me more time to work on Mythbuntu stuff instead of ogling the latest Google feature.



  1. Every feature rolls out to Gmail accounts before GAYD accounts, and always has. GAYD and GAB are money makers. In fact, you can subscribe to the roll-out calendars.

  2. totally agree. I'm pretty pro-Google too but my Google App email address doesn't work. Bums me out