Sunday, March 10, 2013
Making Sense of Google+
I am new to Google+. At first, I wondered whether I needed yet another social network. I use Twitter but mainly to follow news. I only do a modest amount of tweeting. And although I am on Facebook I really don't enjoy it. There are so many ads in my newsfeed. I also have some privacy concerns there.
But I have been struck by the sheer beauty of Google+. If someone shares a photo it is big enough really to appreciate. If someone shares a link you don't see a simple link but a nice image from the link and a headline. Posts can be as long as needed. There is no 140 character limit. I also use Gmail, Google Reader, Google Drive and other Google services so I am in the neighborhood anyway. In my opinion, Google provides the best cloud services on the planet.
Many people aren't on Google+ but more and more people seem to sign up for it. So I am there and watching. My blog is brand new and when I post here I also post on Google+ and that is nice. I think if more people come to Google+ I could make Google+ my primary social network site. But for that to happen it must be much more popular than it is today. Time will tell, but Google seems to really care about Google+ and I am betting Google+ will continue to grow as more and more people discover its beauty and functionality.