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Poll results – how to replace Google +

I realized today that while I had posted the results for the admins of Virily to see I had not shared with the community. Based on voting the number one asked for a replacement for Google + as a sharing or publication platform. The platform receiving the most votes was Tumblr. The second option was Flipboard, and the third option was between several others, but the 3rd option had far fewer votes and comments. I want to personally thank everyone that voted; I will one more time verify the results by asking you to vote again in the poll questions. We are t-minus roughly 40 days from Google + going away. I also found that there are some very interesting modes of using Social Media.

Several people mentioned that they use social media less than I would have expected, as in often not at all. A couple of influencers told me they don’t use social at all. That changes some of the influencer impacts that I measured before. There are three distinct types of influencers on Virily and as we move forward getting more data on two of them will be easy, the third type remains something that would require more information from the admin team.

  1. Comment drivers (they comment and others start to comment)
  2. Comment and both comment and readers (this one is part the first, and noting that when some people on the site comment, many other readers follow. Some never comment different than the first type).
  3. Social share (this one requires more information from the Vrily team)

The interesting reality of the influencers in this grouping is quite simply the first one is break even. They comment, bring other people to comment, but if you look at the transaction, it ends up being pretty much 50/50. The second group brings more Virils for the Author, and it is more an 80/20 split. Finally, the last group is the one that we have no way to tell. In theory, the last group appears to bring between 20 and 30 virils per view. But without access to the actual data, we have a way to confirm that hypothesis.

The concept of influence remains interesting. Please vote to confirm your choices for potential replacements for Google +. IF the poll changes the choice, I will inform the admin team of the new choice!

  • To me Flipboard is the best option!

    • Yes
    • No
  • I prefer Tumblr over all the others.

    • Yes
    • No
  • I like Patron

    • Yes
    • No
  • I like Mix

    • Yes
    • No
  • I prefer Reddit

    • Yes
    • No
  • I prefer flipboard over the other options

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I just signed in on Flipboard in anticipation of the possibility of replacing G+. I think that is good too even though I tend to read more than to post because it seems there is no best choice of “passion” for me to write. Or, maybe because I haven’t tracked it further.
    By the way, does the site have more users than the other two, or may I know why you favored it?

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