Monthly Archives: July 2011

Google+ hits a wall?

According to this article, Google+ traffic is falling.

No surprise here.  Personally, I’ve found it to be rather boring. Perhaps its because many of my friends aren’t yet on there, or maybe because the few people who are aren’t particularly active, but whatever the reason, I’ve found it to be much less engaging than Facebook or Twitter, despite the fact that it’s sort of a hybrid between the two.

Will it pick up? Probably, Google basically runs the internet. Then again, maybe not, who knows?

Google+ – the new Facebook?

So I finally got around to finding an invite to Google+. Thus far, I am not overly impressed. While I like the idea of circles and being able to limit access to specific content, I’m just not particularly thrilled about the idea of creating a new profile, finding friends, and basically starting over from scratch.

With that said, assuming Google+ catches on, and I believe it will, it could very well be the demise of Facebook, much as Facebook caused the demise of MySpace, which killed off Friendster, etc.

On the plus side, in addition to the circles, I also like the complete integration that Google offers, something Facebook has been striving for, but Zuckerberg & co. simply don’t have the universal reach that Google has. Thus in the next social media war, I don’t see how they will compete.

At any rate, Google+ is worth checking out, if for no other reason than to see what will probably be the next big thing.