superjawes wrote:I've never tried Google+, but here are some of my thoughts.
1. Why do we need this? Facebook pretty much covered everything social networking besides professional networking, and there are alternatives for that.
2. I think Google might have been able to swing it, but they should have started by branching out from the things they do well, specifically Gmail and Youtube. Were you able to build the social networking out from there, I think you could experiment with what works and please people while slowing teasing them into full social networking.
3. If your G+ business page is dysfunctional...you could always just link everyone to your business Facebook page
gbcrush wrote:I don't speak for everybody, but as someone who is on Google+, who likes it AND STILL agrees with everyone about how f-ed up it is, I can give you my answer for Question #1:
I don't want Facebook. I didn't want myspace. As a teacher who has students all over facebook (and as a son whose parents are on facebook) I wanted to try a social network with robust networking management (something FB had to "learn" by following in G+'s steps). In a bit of irony, it also helps that most of said students, and my parents have no clue what G+ is or why they would want to be on it.
Finally, as far as big tech companies go who require ever increasing sacrifices from their followers, I like Google and have already sold most of my soul to them. I see no reason to do that with facebook, who hasn't once earned my trust.