Find Me on Google Plus

Well, a kindly person (thanks, Jayson!) sent me an invite to Google Plus, so I’ve signed up. I don’t really know what this is going to be useful for just yet, but if you’re also there and want to send me a friend request (or whatever the heck it’s called), go right ahead.

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  • Infophile

    I’d certainly be willing to try this out, but it looks like it’s only a limited trial right now, so I’ll have to wait until they open it up to more people. When that comes, I most likely will indeed send you a friend request.

  • Bill Boling

    Hey Adam, How would you like to make a fellow Atheist happy! Please invite me to Google+

    oh I like your blog read it all the time.

  • Dark Jaguar

    Here’s a pet peeve of mine I hope this new service solves. Can we all agree as a language to stop using “friend” as a verb and just use the perfectly good word “befriend” instead?

  • kagerato

    Sure, Dark Jaguar, just as soon as we stop using “xerox”, “fax”, “email”, and “google” as verbs, too.

    “Befriend” is a bit of a hack around the fact that English has no regular structure for representing both the noun and verb forms of an idea. Someone decided to stack “be” (as in `to be`) and “friend” together and called it a day. Some languages do have predefined arrangements for how they should be represented, and the whole matter fails to be an issue. (In Japanese [nihongo], the normal structure is the use syllable ‘ri’ as the ending of the noun form, and ‘ru’ for the verb form. For example “hikari” is light whereas “hikaru” is to shine or glow.)

    It’s been widely argued that the fact that English loosely and rapidly incorporates new words and grammatical forms is a large part of its success at the international level. No one has really proven it in any meaningful empirical sense, but it is plausible to some degree.

  • Ceetar

    Still lamenting that you can’t post to separate circles as separate identities.