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Google+ Traffic Slows After Public LaunchFrom Mashable.com
Traffic to Google+ spiked 1,200% in the first few days following its public launch Sept. 20, but has since declined 60%, according to a report from a data analytics company. 

As an early adopter of Google+, I would say that it is too restrictive and impersonal. The circles system makes it difficult to reach out for networking purposes, in which case people will fall back to LinkedIn and the fact that all information is public makes it too impersonal, giving it no shot against the mundane daily updates we've all come to expect from our Facebook friends.

 






AT&T is working on an app that will allow users to toggle between personal and work mode on their Android smartphones and tablets.From Electronista.com 

The fact that we have a "personal mode" that involves smartphones and tablets means we're doing something wrong. Check out this blog post for a cheaper fix!

 



Roku Introduces The $49.99 Roku LT Streamer, Adds HBO GO To Channel Offerings From Techcrunch.com
The Roku LT is for the budget-minded consumer, priced at just $49.99. With built-in wireless, the Roku LT streams video in 720p and has access to all of Roku’s 300+ channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, and Disney.  

Roku is a competitor for AppleTV, giving you access to on-demand shows and movies from the above-listed channels and the growing-ever-cooler HBO GO.

Don't think you care? You will. According to media forecasting firm Magnaglobal, households without cable will triple in five years as people move to more on-demand and online content. Guess we're all just a little sick of the song and dance of reality TV saturation!



 

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Comment by Tim Spagnola on October 11, 2011 at 2:37pm
Amazing the drop in G+....judging from my activity stream I seem to agree with these findings. The shiny new factors appears to have worn off a bit.
Comment by SkillStorm on October 11, 2011 at 4:37pm

I think the shiny new factors might have been the problem, plus the stop and start nature. People have enough stuff to keep up with online that they are hesitant to learn a new tool and then you open it to the public, close it, open it by invite, then open it... enough!

I don't think it can come back from this drop.

 

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