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My 3 Initial Google+ Reactions

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I’ve been dabbling with Google+ for a couple of days now. Here are my initial thoughts…

  1. LOVE the circles. I’ve been using Facebook groups from some time, but they are cumbersome and not very useful when it comes sifting through posts. Circles are intuitive, easy to modify, easy to organize, and they make filtering a cinch!
  2. Will people switch? I’m not talking about all you blogging/early adopter/lover of technology types. I’m talking about all the moms, grandpas, and semi-luddites who FINALLY embraced Facebook. I don’t see them using two social media tools and I’m not sure’ll they’ll switch over. Which means… aren’t we just spreading our social media selves even thinner?
  3. Yay for integration. Being a gmail, google doc, google calendar, and droid user already, I love where this integration is headed and I’m excited by it!

More later as I dive in a little deeper.

Who else is dabbling? Thoughts?

P.S. Here’s a link to my Google+ Profile.



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Discussion

There are 4 comments so far.

    Cindy

    July 11, 2011

    I am totally dabbling – and REALLY loving it. I love love love the idea of the circles, and I agree the facebook groups are just too cumbersome – I have a foodies circle, a pole fitness circle, a web/technology circle, and a craft beer circle. Clearly these topics are all DRASTICALLY different from each other so im so happy I can target my thoughts to each group appropriately.

    Also – I love the sparks pages – I find new content all the time and it targets my interests.

    I DONT think this is a “new Facebook” and I also don’t think it will appeal to the aveage user – this interface seems to be less socially focused and more focused on the idea of sharing in a common idea/thought/club. There really aren’t people’s walls to post on and it seems to be about starting a conversation.

    This is an extremely long comment – but I’m already very passionate about G+ and hope that it is embraced by the appropriate web community… additionally – there is a Facebook plugin that you can download for your browser so that you aren’t pulling double duty with status updates… helpful for those of us who don’t want to spread ourselves too thin….

    Patty

    July 11, 2011

    I am a Google Apps user and since Google Profile is not available to those users. I can’t play :(

    You need a Google Profile for Google +…you would think they would include all types of users. Oh well, I’m in no rush. I’m not a facebook fan to begin with.

    Jess

    July 11, 2011

    What I’ve noticed so far is that there seems to be much more sharing of interesting content on Google+ rather than just random status updates. That could be a factor of the type of people who are early adopters or it could just be because of the people that I have in my circles, but it’s definitely something I’ve noticed initially.

    It will be interesting to see how and if that shifts as more people start to adopt Google+.

    denise

    July 16, 2011

    I just checked out google+ and while I love the integration (another droid user here!), I don’t know if I need yet another place to spend time on the internet. Google+ feels like a mashup between LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook to me…