Some people are saying that google plus is the next great thing but my question is, do we already have enough social networks and are we already in overload? It is hard enough to keep track of facebook, twitter, linked in, myspace and anything else you may be a member of so are we going to benefit by the introduction of google +?
My personal opinion, as a Google fan and a gmail user, is that I will be staying away from it until a lot of my friends are using it. Currently I only have a couple of contacts on there and I don’t yet see the benefit – but then did people say that about facebook? Will people get bored of facebook and want something new and so head over to Google plus?
The one advantage that Google seem to have introduced with google plus is the concept of circles of friends or colleagues etc. This means that people can check out what particular circles of friends are up to and interact with them in that way. However, until you have a lot of circles there isn’t much use to this!
With all new concepts it takes a while for things to catch on and Google plus will likely be no different. Whether or not it catches on to the extent that facebook or twitter have I very much doubt. But then again in a few years I may have to eat my words.