I’ve now been using Google + for about a month and I must say it’s slow moving. At first I was super excited, but it’s not keeping my attention. I don’t know why? I have a lot of Acquaintances, but my friend Circle’s are a little poor. Is this a good sign, I don’t think so. Yes, I have friends! At least I thought I did. Even my wife won’t be my friend on Google+.
It seams to me the only people using Google + are people like me. They’re in some type of business where Social Media is part of the job description. I work for Printing Center USA, marketing, sales and social media. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Hardly any of my friends that are on FaceBook have signed up. I know that only so many people have been getting invites, but come on if you really want one, they’re plenty of ways to get one. Do I blame Google for this? Maybe.
Google’s reputation isn’t Social, and now they’re trying to take on FaceBook. I’m not sure if it’s working. I know, there is already over 20 million users or some crazy number like that, but that means nothing to me. My family, and friends don’t even now what it is. My mother in-law thought she knew what it was but then realized she had read about some other Google thing. Google doesn’t care about being a Social Site, what they want is a place where you and the rest of the world can shares their interests, so they can take that and make money. By coming up with some new algorithms for the Google search.
FaceBook is doing the same thing selling ads and has been for a long time, but like any company you need to make money. I can honestly say the only reason I ever started using facebook was to connect with family and friends but at least at first it was started with Social intention.