I’m concerned about some initial sociologial (versus technological) trends I’m seeing on Google+. Admittedly, I haven’t played around with it too much — I still like Twitter and Facebook, since people with whom I have high-value relationships participate heavily there. Google+ is more a novelty (and a necessity for me to figure out for my clients). And frankly, while I know lots of people love the Circles — for the non-Google+-er, those are groups in which you have to put people — I’m overwhelmed by having to choose where I want to put every single person in whom I have some semblence of interest. The implications of Circles could be a whole ‘nother post, so I’ll leave it at that.
What I’ve found troublesome so far is that the atmosphere/culture Google+ has far less “personality” than the other services do. I don’t see as much intimate content there (yet?) as I do other services. And the intimate content that is posted there doesn’t seem to resonate as much with readers. Read more
There’s a new social networking service in town. It’s called Google+/Google Plus. The beta isn’t fully open to the public yet.
There’s a lot of nerdy/media-y navel-gazing going on there right now.
There will be advantages to businesses, political organizations and non-profits down the road.
There are some features “stolen” from other social networks; others are brand new. Users will like some things and hate others.