03
Apr
socialtiny

Man, there are a ton of social networks out there. It is friggin' hard to keep up with them. Obviously your first priority when you sign up for a new a service will be "Where can I get my Android Police fix?" Thankfully, we've put together a list of all the ways you can follow Android Police and our stable of writers and contributors all in one place. You are welcome, internet.

We're also going to start posting to App.net and see how that goes for a while. Do you use ADN? Hit us up over there!

Google+

Twitter

Facebook

App.Net

 

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    Nice. And based on equal and fair voting, we now know that Artem is everybody's favorite writer, by a landslide!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      Absolutely.

      Right after Ron.

      • Ivan Petkovic

        I voted for Eric. My vote got lost over Atlantic. Or Pacific. Or both.

  • Kaero

    What the heck is app.net O_O

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      I'm...still trying to figure that part out. But hey! This is an experiment! Let's try it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      Uh, it looks like a social network that costs money. o_O

      As if getting people to switch over to the free G+ wasn't hard enough.

    • woj_tek

      my thought's exactly...

    • Freak4Dell

      Something about discovering apps, and file storage, and whatnot. I don't know...seems geared towards tech geeks. I mean, with a geeky name like app.net, I suppose that was expected. Either way, it costs money, and that ruins it. I may like tech, but I don't like it enough to pay to join some obscure social network that can't even really explain what it is.

    • fixxmyhead

      i know . never heard of it either

    • Evan

      The underpinnings of App.net are a framework for social networks. They are just building pipes, and it is up to developers to decide how they want that plumbing to function.

      The first major release of the ADN framework was their alpha site (alpha.app.net) which is a robust twitter clone. Why did they make a twitter clone? Because it was low-hanging fruit.

      On top of that, there have already been Chat rooms, podcasting apps, video chat apps, blogging platforms, and a Vine clone built on the ADN service. You can check out http://bupk.es/ to see a list of many of the non-Twitter functions that have been built already.

  • woj_tek

    right... so you have to have gazillion social networks instead one simple plain rss in one place... yay... ;p

    • Evan

      Don't you know Google killed all RSS ever when they announced the death of Reader? /s

      • woj_tek

        ah, sarcasm! /me likez!

        luckily internet != google

        have you read about 3mln on feedly? ;)

        • Evan

          Yeah, that is crazy especially since they seem to limit what feeds you can add. (I haven't found a way to add sites outside of their list, even when I provide a direct link to the feed). Between them and NewsBlur, it makes me wish I was in the rss reader game a few months ago. I could have cashed in.

          I've been looking at Fever (www.feedafever.com), even though the development has paused. I like the idea of adding a bunch of feeds, marking the "must read" ones, and having it tell me the trending stories.

          • woj_tek

            I must have been using then some popular sources because did not have a problem. Nevertheless I expect rss business to flourish now :)

          • Matthew Fry

            Hey, I just had that problem recently and they have a way but it's clunky. http://feedly.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/183845-how-to-add-a-feed

          • Evan

            Thanks, I'll have to give #2 a try. I tried option 1 and that was when it told me there were no feeds, and I'm not turning on their overlay on all sites I visit.

  • Samsung Fanboy

    how do you get AP as a Google+ name but I have to use my real name for my 'page' help me please.

    • LazarusDark

      You don't have to use your real name. Never did. Use a pseudonym (as long as it doesnt contain any numbers or weird characters. It may flag your pseudonym though if its a copyrighted name like Bobba Fett or a famous name like George Washington. You just need a unique and unusual pseudonym.
      Also... Do you not understand the difference between a profile and a page? pages are for groups or businesses. Profiles are for people.

      • Samsung Fanboy

        I have a profile for my real name and I have a page. but when I created the page I still had to use my real name. when I log onto that "page" its my real name then I can click on view as page.

        the problem is that nobody else can see my page., they only see my personal profile.

  • Kiamat

    For the G+ one, it would be simpler if you would just create an Android Police circle and share that so we don't have to add everyone individually. Just FYI.

    • Freak4Dell

      Official AP stuff is distributed through the AP page. I assume the writer's individual pages are for their own personal posts.

      • Kiamat

        Right. But I'm saying it would be easier for us to follow them all if the poster were to create an AP circle (actually probably already has one) and share that rather than links to everyone's individual page. Thus, all we have to do is add one thing (the circle) and we have added everyone at once.