So it is no secret that I have been somewhat neglecting my friends on facebook, twitter, etc because my time on social media has been taken up by Google Plus. While it of course has some limitations I wish they would work out sooner rather than later, the above cartoon pretty much sums up why it is better IMO than other social media.
As always let me know if you need an invite. And for people who have recently joined who are lost, ahem Bo Lumpkin, a fellow cartoonist Debbie Ohi has created a nice page with links to help get you started. You can find it here.
Ok. I’m prett much caught up on mot of my comic-making so now I have a little time to go investigate this Google Plus thinamajig. I hope it’s not to convoluted or complicated. I hate starting stuff over again and rebuilding networks.
Love the cartoon. It really helped convince me to give it a shot. 🙂
Thanks Bearman. If it weren’t for you I would still be postin’ my stuff on the Bo Lumpkin site and just wonderin’ if anyone ever read them. Going to the site to learn more now. Again… Thanks.
Look me up when you get there George.
Bo, the key is to put something in your “about” page and put up a couple posts so when you start following them they look back at your page and know it is a real person so they’ll follow you back.
I am finding G+ to be a great place for discovering artists and asking questions. You also don’t seem to miss as much if you aren’t around for a few hours… much easier to catch up!
I never could follow a conversation on twitter. So much easier on g+
I still can’t figure out Google plus. I have two accounts on hold, pending the day I have the patience to delve in and figure it out.
Go to the link above. It has helped me a lot
There is a much friendlier vibe to Google +, it’s true. At least that’s true as of right now.
Well it was until you got there. Haha j/k
Love Gplus. My only concern is the names policy. But, the pros far outweigh the cons.
For all the good I talk about it there may be a day I am booted
BTW Great comic. You nailed it. I checked out that site and I think it will be a lot of help. I hope to get a chance to look at it this week while I have the internet available.
Great. Make sure you use a browser other than explorer. For some reason notifications don’t show up to let you know if someone added you or responded.
Great toon, Bearman – especially liked the dig at Digg !
Thanks dunc. I never got any response on digg to anything
Me neither. I get heaps of visits from Reddit though.
Me too but still a ton of downvotes.
I could use an invite Bearman and thanks for offering. I’m not a social networker (or a social person) but I’ll try it for the sake of ButterSword. I bookmarked the tutorial because I’m a computer bozo so thanks for that link as well.
Sent you invite. Look me up when you get there
Thanks Bearman! I think I circled you or something. Let me know if you need more invites and you can have some of mine. I don’t even know 150 people.
Me either. I have 148 left.
Did you just post a big fat green-haired lie? You must have used most of your invites by now, unless we are back in high school and the cool kid gets more invites than me…
Anyway, I got my invite from you, so thanks!
Nope…when I first got on there wasn’t a limit. Now there is but as long as someone accepts your invite they don’t charge it against you. So bleah!
Maybe some day…
maybe… some… day…
Today is that day. Tons of photogs on there
But… I was waiting for someone to launch a networking site for amateur hacks…
That is beartoons.com
Nothing wrong with the main content.
I do see a questionable banner on your sidebar, though.
I’m in the maybe (not) camp too. I’ve bookmarked Debbie’s page in case I change my mind
Let me know if you do. Not for everyone.
I signed up from the invite you sent me but after a while couldn’t be bothered with it so I deleted. After doing my comics, replying to comments & keeping up with all the people’s sites in my RSS Reader I simply don’t have the time for social networks. They just don’t really interest me that much either. Your cartoon portrays it well.
It definitely can suck you in. Sometimes I forget to comment on my own site.
I guess I’ll have to check out Google Plus. As of now, I like Facebook. I don’t touch Twitter, because my Break of Day post automatically to Twitter – taking care of all my updates. Reddit, Stumble Upon and other like it, I feel really didn’t do much but sometimes bring in people – but rarely did they come back, and I still haven’t figured out how to be popular on it. What it boils down to is I actually use Facebook for people I know, Break of Day fan page and Twitter for promotions. With my big launch tomorrow, I’m trying to drive traffic to Break of Day at GoComics, so I need to brush up on Google +. (Wow….this was a long comment for me!)
It is interesting. I have a new set of people who comment on my stuff strictly on G+ who don’t comment here. Kind of like I comment on your facebook stream and not on your site directly because I can’t be bothered with yet another password to remember.
It’s that way for me to. Facebook rarely gets comments, GoComics get a handful…we’ll see what happens with the website and the new launch (yes, you secretly discovered I have – yet again – a new website for BOD).
I didn’t discover it. I just never erased it from my rss reader
Good thing I just signed up for google plus, I’d hate to end up like the dig guy.
Mort J Moose. Another great cartoon I wouldn’t have found without G+
As a dabbler in all of the above except Google+, I have to say this strip NAILED it! I couldn’t scroll down fast enough! That’s some choice observation and damn funny stuff! As one of the Google+ uninitiated, this is certainly a nudge for me to look into it. Hysterical, Bearman!
Now if I could just figure out how to get all my twitter and facebook followers to follow me over to G+
I don’t care for Twitter or Facebook so I doubt I’d care for Google+. Just saying. Enjoy every minute.
I know ‘I suck’.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
You suck but if you decide not to suck so much, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.
They won’t let me friggin play on Google Plus 🙁 Bastards say it is all full up. I have my suspicions that they just don’t want me 🙁
I’ll send you over an invite.
You did Bearman, to no avail 🙁
No google in Oz?
They’re probably just trying to keep the loons out.
I find google+ redundant. I rarely use it even though I’m on it. I prefer twitter, where my mindless inanity has a place to thrive. o.O … google+ almost demands you be witty and actually constructive. I get enough of THAT at work!
I am just as benign on G+ as I ever was on twitter though I can follow the conversation better when someone (smirks) me.
Ha,ha,ha! Top shelf funny!
The Reddit one is my favorite. Nothing like trolls to tear apart any kind of creative output.
Yet as I posted before…I can’t quit you reddit
No Myspace? A bunch of porn “stars” trying to add you and random jackasses posting advertisements on your wall?
Give it time. It is early.
You had me at “hi”. I have just started using google+ and haven’t given it much thought but I love the google+ reader.
That is how I follow all my favs is using the Google RSS REader. Saves a whole lot of time versus clicking on links like I used to do.
The Reddit one is so stinking true! Why does it seem that everybody on Reddit has a board stuck up their butt??
Power. And we haven’t figured out what is cool. But I got some love with this post so I think I’ll just make all my cartoons about G+
Oh and btw, I submitted this: http://beartoons.com/2011/07/31/editorial-cartoon-google-plus-gifs/ to the google plus section of Reddit and they banned me from submitting anymore to that category.
I thought that was odd. Don’t worry Bearman, I liked you post 🙂
Figures. Maybe because it was already there? I don’t know. Thanks though.
I had them do that to me via another section. I just wrote one of the admins and they took me off the bad list.
Hmm.. I’ve been wanting to go to Google+ for a while, see what it’s like. If you’ve got an invite… that’d be great.
Will send it promptly.
I can’t keep up with all the social media applications. It’s like a full time job. By the time I figure Google+ out, they’ll have come up with a Yahoo+(with extra jazzhands!)
I’d be happy to give you jazz hands….did you see them?
Once Google+ gets Farmville, I’m out.
Already has angry birds.
They should pay you for that cartoon. You’ve definitely got me wanting to look into it.
If you need an invite, let me know.
Have you read about Mrs 4444 problems with G+ – interesting name policy over there.
I agree it is better than FB but I still use FB.
Oh here is her profile page
Yeah…I know, the names thing is a huge issue that people are not happy with. If Lady Gaga can keep her fake name..
Very funny take on the new social media site on the block. I have been neglecting all social media sites lately. Hard to find the time lately.
That’s because you are a working man. Wait, I am a working man too. I must be neglecting my wife. I’ll be right there honey.
I have no idea what you’re talking about. But this beach sand is nice and soothing on my head.
I hate beach sand on my head.
It seems like Beartoons is a social media site unto itself. So many comments to read through. Nice toon!
Thanks J. You still owe me an updated banner ad for the links page.
stop it. it’s not gonna happen.
i’m not going over to the plus side
So many photogs there (even ones that make a living doing it)
Well that explains it. I have Digg…and don’t even know how to use it. 🙁
Honestly the only Digg I do is in my nose
I am still not convinced of Google Plus
Ithink it depends on your interests. My target might not be the same as yours
You Google+ Snob! 😉
You know it.
I have a Google+ account, but I am rarely on it so far. I had Facebook for a year before I used it on consecutive days.
What is this book of face you talk about?
So far I am liking it. Thought I would have more time this week to check it out but spending a week in my home town has kept me busy with kinfolks and old friends. It has been great though.
Kin Folk and Old Folk are more important. Enjoy them.
You really like G+, don’t you?
Hahahaha, funny punchline even though I’ve never used Digg before. I’m trying to use Google Plus… still learning 🙂
It’s a process. Here is what I do. Find a couple people you like and see who is following them. Those are the people to add.