Google +: To Be or Not To Be – The Ultimate Social Networking Platform
There is a lot of talk going around about the newest social networking platform that will soon be brought to the table, and most of it is related to whether or not Google + will end up being the ultimate social networking platform. We know one thing for sure and that is that the social networkers have no problem jumping from one social network to the next. In fact, Myspace developers learned that first hand when Facebook came out, and now it may be Facebook’s turn to learn this uncovenient truth as well.
Google + is only being introduced to users that are invited to try it out for the time being but the social networking platform is already receiving a lot of attention, even by those who have not had the rare opportunity to try it out yet. So far it seems to that Google + has a lot of features that Facebook users have been waiting forever to see. This is not your typical social networking platform because it allows users to keep their friends, family, co-workers, and other contacts informed separately, which alone will change the world of social networking. I mean, how many Facebook users have dealt with posting things on their FB that they didn’t necessarily want everyone to see? Well users of Google + won’t have to deal with problems like these because they can update separate circles of friends and family and posts things specifically for who is meant to see. Think about how many problems will be avoided with this feature…
In addition to the Circles feature Google + offers users an easier way to communicate and meet. With Google + Huddle users can communicate with multiple friends simultaneously about where to go together and meet, or even about what movie or concert to see. And with Google + Hangouts friends will actually be able to hang out with each other virtually. No social networking platform has ever even come close to offering such innovative and hassle free ways of communicating.
If features like that are not enough though there is plenty more to see. With Google + pictures can be uploaded instantly, users are regularly invited to hear, watch, or see something interesting based on what they think is interesting, and users will have the usual advantage of Google’s strict privacy policies.
So what will Facebook do now that it will have some stiff competition to deal with? I guess we can only wait and see, but so far it seems like we may end up seeing a repeat of what happened to Myspace only recently. We can be sure that social networkers are going to at least give Google + a try but whether or not it will become the ultimate social networking platform is something we will have to wait to see. For now though we will still have to wonder whether Google + is to be or not to be.