Integrate Facebook & Twitter with Google Plus

I have been trying to leave Facebook for a while now and may have a real alternative with Google +.

There has always been something that keeps me checking Facebook, though; all my friends and family who are posting there.  Now there is a Chrome plugin that will allow people to link their Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as let them post directly to those sites via the Google + page.

This was created by computer programmer Zane Claes. It’s called Start G+,

In addition, there is a nifty little program to import all your Facebook albums and photos into G+. If you visit after installing the extension, you can choose to import your photos from Facebook. The photo importer syncs photos from Facebook and displays the photos in a slideshow format as they are imported to allow you to monitor the progress. Continue reading

Nobody Wants to Pay for Twitter

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Twitter has been searching for a way to make their service profitable. While they have had the luxury of being critical & media darlings and inspiring a suite of tweet applications and addons, they have not managed to come up with a viable business plan.

Recently a poll of users found that


of tweeters wanted to pay for the service.

It is fairly difficult to get netizens to pay for anything they have already gotten for free.

The USC Annenberg School report (pdf format) – download Adobe reader) outlines the results.