• Simon Boulet

    That was a long time ago that you can log-in in multiple site using your google account. I post this after logging in Disqus with it. How is that different?

    • woj_tek

      probably it fetches more info from your google+ profile, which I don't like at all...

    • RedPandaAlex

      Because it allows the developer to access more of your information (if you let them--you get to see the privileges they request), and to post to one or more of your circles. So it's not just authentication--it interacts with your Google+ page. Which could be cool if, say, you want to share your playstation trophies with your "Gamers" circle.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      The key difference here is that it's a unified sign-in that actually does something with your G+ account. Namely, sharing. Sites/apps/etc that implement this will allow you to share information to your circles and stream selectively, with special G+ posts that they can then interact with in new ways.

    • Dipish

      They just expanded this functionality and brought tighter integration with G+

  • RedPandaAlex

    I still think one feature that Google+ desperately needs is the ability to post something publicly without pushing it to the stream of EVERYONE who is following you. For example, I may want to post something work-related publicly in order to start a conversation with colleagues and perhaps get some attention and networking. I don't want to spam my family with it, not because I want to hide it from them, but because I don't think they'd care. I would post a lot more if I could do that.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      That would undermine the whole idea that they are following you and that it is public.

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

      Sounds like what you REALLY want to do is share it with a circle of your coworkers, not publicly...

      • Ryggore Mettane

        @twitter-16354579:disqus Not really, I understand what he means. Sometimes I want to share a ton of Android news publicly but I know my family circles won't be interested in those posts, that's why we need a way to share posts publicly and exclude some circles to see those posts "in their home stream". And they could only see those posts if they visit your profile or in the search stream since they are public. At the same time I think that's why we have communities...

      • RedPandaAlex

        No, I want it to be public (as in searchable, showing up in hashtag streams, etc) without bothering the people who circle me because we both like hockey.

        Edit: I mean, I have all these circles set up, but nobody is in them because nobody is posting publicly, so I can't discover people I know or don't know who share an interest with me.

    • Abhigyan Banerjee

      Already possible. Create a circle with those you want to share with, say "Work", and share only with them.

    • KamikaZee

      That's exactly what circles are for, if you share to a circle made up of coworkers, it will show up in their stream of they follow you.

    • Javier Oropeza

      I think you mean a "Wall" of sorts ala facebook but minus the broadcast.

      This is something that I wish google+ had. I like the idea of having a post be public, but only to people who are really interested in looking at your profile/search for that. I too like the idea of sharing publicly, similar to how it would be if you had a blog. It's there for everyone to see, but only if they bother going to your blog, or if they happen to stumble upon it via search engine.

    • Josh Legoza

      I'm with Alex, a "Public minus "xx" circles" post would be pretty nice to have.

    • Mark Curtis

      So you want something that is public but not everyone sees? Isn't that a contradiction?

      • RedPandaAlex

        I want it public on my profile but not necessarily pushed to everyone who's following me's stream.

    • http://twitter.com/cthonctic Cthonctic

      Agreed. It's good to positively define which circles should be addressees, but I also want the ability to negatively define who should be excluded, at least for the newsfeed broadcast.

      "Public minus X" would come in handy very often.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Way back when G+ launched (I got lucky and snuck in just before they locked it down), I proposed something that I think you would like even more. I want to see some concept of creating outlets or tags that your followers can selectively ignore while keeping your other posts in their stream. There are times I want to post about news that I really want to start a conversation about. There are also times I want to post something only programmers would care about. I've got followers of both kinds, and naturally there is some overlap, but most people aren't interested in one of those things. Further still, I have close friends in my circles that are completely disinterested in both. Ideally, followers could see that something is tagged as 'Programmer Stuff' with the option to ignore it in the future.

      • RedPandaAlex

        Yeah, that's even better. It would allow people to opt-in/out themselves rather than having me assume I know which posts a given person would be interested in.

  • mgamerz

    Now if only they'd update the 'signing in' when you first open the google+ app on android so it doesn't look like it's from 2010...

  • grellanl

    The Fancy still only shows Facebook and Twitter as available signup/login options for me...

  • Jack

    Is this why I have a Google settings app now?

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    afther this I have gotten a certan new icon on the app drawer

  • FrillArtist

    Nah, I would much rather use email. I already use Do Not Track Me to block google, facebook etc on other sites from tracking me.

  • Lexster

    I do appreciate that they aren't going to be as spammy as Facebook is with their log-in option, but I don't know. I still don't like the idea of giving even more information and permission to Google and app owners than I already do.