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Subject: Google+ Invites
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 11:35 AM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2010
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If anyone would like a Google+ invite please pm me with your email address*.

This new social networking service by Google is currently in pre-release testing, which is why an invite is required to join. Please note that means there may be some glitches and some not fully formed features, in these instances Google is looking for input from users. They've set up a pretty nifty "feedback" button which automatically takes screenshots of whatever you're looking at and allows you to highlight/comment on it, so they know what's going on. However, this is the final stage of testing, so I haven't noticed any problems myself. I tend to use it as a method of sending suggestions. I think Google is also trying to build up a content base before it's open to the public. Anyway, my thinking is that any social networking site is always better with more people, and some of the nicest people are right here. So the more the merrier!

It's first come first serve of course. However, I've been handing them out like candy at Halloween for a week and haven't reached, or seen a notice for, any sort of limit yet, so I suspect I can invite as many people as I like.

For those who haven't heard of it before, some background info: Google+ is a new networking service like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Myspace. It offers some innovations on how contacts are arranged and how communication works. Here is some more specific information: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/ and a demo: http://www.google.com/+/demo/

I'm putting this offer in this sub-forum because it looks like the most appropriate as the "market", though it's not a book offer and I don't want anything in return. I'm sorry if that's incorrect. If I am wrong please let me know so I can repost correctly or ask a moderator to move it. Thank you.

 

Regards,

Amanda Carlson

 

*I can understand if anyone is uncomfortable giving their email to a stranger. As there is no other way to send an invite but directly to an email address ... if you're really interested in trying the site, I suggest resolving this dillema by opening up a separate free temporary email to collect such mail. Then you can forward the invite yourself to your personal email without giving it out.

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2008
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I don't think this is the appropriate forum for this.  You might want to move it to the Random Acts of Kindness forum.

Amy T. -
Subject: PBS regulations..
Date Posted: 7/31/2011 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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This is a PBS statement verbatum:

Also, please do not use the discussion board to bash PaperBackSwap.com or to promote other commercial websites. This is a friendly site! Let's keep it that way.  

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2010
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Sounded like a friendly offer to me.  Let's keep it THAT way.  I think it's time people stopped getting bashed on pbs for trying to do nice things for others.



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