Google Plus What?

Posted July 16th, 2011 by admin and filed in social media
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I’m not sure how it came about, but any blogger on social media who does not mention Google+ has become criminally suspect in the past couple of weeks. Therefore, I’ll endeavor to do my civic duty.

Eons ago (2007?), a friend invited me to LinkedIn.  The self-same person invited me to Google+ last week. It turned out well last time, so I can’t simply ignore her nudge. I went so far as to set up my account on the site. Many of us do that: mark out our territory and then go absent until primal howls or peer urgings impel us to return there.

So I’ve truly not tested it, but there’s a more basic obstacle here. I don’t crave its services. I’m still unpacking Twitter, FB, LinkedIn. Haven’t even started using YouTube. Many out there seem to be happy to have a new social media toy: for me, Google+ is more superfluous than delightful.

How many tools/toys can we use? Is Google+ just a replica of FB, forcing us to feed the competition between them?

I’m primed to be convinced otherwise, but so far the new software isn’t enough to steal my attention from oh-so-many other fascinating internet pursuits.