I'll take Triangles over Circles anyday - Matthew Hooper VigilantGuy Digital Transformentalist - Create High Performing IT
UPDATE:  SMAK has been sold to UnifiedInbox, please visit UnifiedInbox.com for more info.   I’ve been inundated over the past few weeks with emails, DM’s and messsages.  “Hey, is Google+ like SMAK”.  Yes, Google+ has some very similar features of SMAK, and we are pretty disappointed we were not out of private Alpha so that people could compare the two.  What can I say…   well, here is what I can say.  Here are just a few reasons why we didn’t release:

 

 

Security and Privacy – Google+ launched and quickly realized that people didn’t like it when you stuck 20 of your connections in the “Annoying” circle.  So, of course they shutdown log-ins and scrambled for a fix.
Usability – The most popular question on Google+ so far is “why am I here?” followed by “where is everybody?”.
Intelligence –  So far Google+ makes a lot recommendations of people you should connect with.  Too bad you don’t know any of them.  Really, do you need to be managing 500 new avatars?
CASH  & Klout –  Google has a lot of both.  They can afford to make mistakes.

So the long and short is, hang with us!  We are working hard to bring you a solution that will work not only with Google+, but all of your already invested relationship networks.  We don’t you wasting time, being frustrated or feeling exposed by a new tool.   Your security, ssage and already established network is our biggest focus.  And unlike Google, we can’t afford to make a mistake.

Well, if for nothing else Google+ validated that we like to drag and drop our friends avatars around.  It sort of makes us feel like puppet masters.

I really do like some of the features.  I just see it making my life even more complicated, and yet another channel to check.

How do you feel about it?  Would love to hear your comments.

PS: don’t forget to register for SMAK www.mysmak.com Please visit www.unifiedinbox.com

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Digital Transformentalist Twitter: @VigilantGuy http://twitter.com/vigilantguy Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewbhooper Web: http://www.vigilantguy.com Matt Hooper is an industry advocate for Service Management strategies and best practices around Enterprise Service Management. For over 20 years Matt has instituted methodologies for business intelligence and optimization. Leveraging technology to drive business outcomes, he has built an industry reputation for his highly effective approach to creating value through Service Management. Matt is active on Social Media known as VigilantGuy, and co-hosts the weekly podcast: Hacking Business Technology. HackBizTech.com

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