This blog is now available at a new url; greatdanemaniac.com. I used to own it when I first started my own website and blog, but due to my stupidity I said farewell a couple of years ago to it. Some idiot bought it but never used it, and I found out by surprise yesterday or so that the url is actually available again. Now I will never ever let it go. The only issue now is how the hell I’m supposed to figure out 301 redirects and/or CNAME use for the old url. Well… I’ll make it work somehow.
Yesterday Google went out with another big news, that they’ve created spaces. My first thought, along with pretty much everybody else on G+ was something like: “eh… What?!”. Now, don’t get me wrong. The idea of it all is awesome. The timing? Not so much. If you don’t know what Spaces is, I’ll explain it to you now.
According to their help website, Spaces is a service for “small group sharing for everything in life”. That means that you can create a space instantly for comic books, trips or a study group. It’s also really easy to invite people to a Space. All you need is a link to the space (which is created when you make a Space) and a Gmail account for Google. It does not currently work with Google apps accounts. So you can basically just send the link to a friend on Facebook, twitter, or any other clickable place for links and that’s it. You’re in! If you’d like to try out my testing Space, click here. It’s nothing special, just to try out the features and such.
The whole idea is to “share all the things” without leaving the app. Leave comments, photos, links, search Google and find YouTube videos. Then talk about everything! The conversations stay on topic this way, and you’ll get notifications so you won’t miss a thing. If you create many Spaces you can search your Spaces so you’ll find everything you need. It works by using keywords and Google says it’s magic. I don’t know if I believe them.
Ok, so here’s to the why question. Like I mentioned before – I love the idea itself. However, lately, as a major G+ user I might add, that social platform has started to become somewhat boring. I’ve discovered that G+ is no longer a place for personal stuff. Nobody cares! And even if I post topics that interest me, people are like “meh.” and they move on. I should be glad to get 2 +1’s these days. I guess it’s like that for many people. Many do complain about this phenomenon. A lot of people I follow from Sweden has left the platform, moved on to only focus on other social media, or they’ve left the Internet completely. No matter what excuse – it has made G+ something less that what it was before. It’s even more sad now since it got a major upgrade a while ago, and updates are finally back to often instead of “how ’bout never”.
Spaces seems like partially another messaging app, but also like a mini-social media platform as well. The plusses are that this kind of gig is something people want, so that might mean that people will actually use it and love it, since it’s easy to do all the things I explained before. If I used Spaces I have no idea on what kind of Spaces I’d create, since the only things in my mind are Great Danes or my own YouTube failures/successes. I guess both are perhaps not that interesting? It would probably be perfect for just what it is. Small group sharing for everything in life…
Now, will you try this thing out? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Annoying. The first post on this blog never got shared to either G+ or Facebook. Maybe to Twitter, but I’m not sure. Haven’t checked. Had to share it manually. Oh, well. I’m used to fuck-ups and screw-ups when it comes to social media. And Google created Spaces today. That’s probably gonna turn to shit in ~3 hours or be a huge hit that absolutely everybody will use forever and never stop. I’ll wait impatiently for it to fail at least, and I’ll explain why some other time.
Yep. It happened. Again. It’s been a while, however. And also I’m not sure of the url to this blog. It might change in the future, so beware. I created this blog in case I ever wanted to write posts in English again, which I’ve wanted to do for a while now. The only thing that remains an issue is time. With this blog I now have 3 “active” blogs to care for + 2 YouTube channels. If enough people like my kitteh enough, I’ll have 3 channels soon. That’s a lot of videos to manage!
I’m not scared, at least. Maybe a bit worried, but the only person who will fail at this is me. That’s why I’m letting you know from the beginning that this blog will be updated very sporadically. I’ll try and stay focused on my videos on YouTube first hand, and then I’ll probably share them and blog a little about the video I’ve made. You’ll find the Gaming & Vlogging channel here, and my channel about Great Danes over here.
I have no idea what I’ll talk about here, but most of the videos will probably be rants of some sort. Stuff that annoys the crap out of me. I’ll be asking “why?!” a lot, I’d imagine and I’ll do it with the american English accent in my mind while writing this shit. Hopefully I’ll be funny as well. English can be so much better in so many ways than Swedish. First of all – I’d reach a broader audience. That’s always a plus. If people will read it, that is…
Anywhoo… You’re welcome! Now. Please leave a comment so I’ll know I’m not the only person ever who will read this post. Think of it as a “congratulations on your new blog-adventure” kind of gift.