Can't see Google+ killing Twitter or Facebook, but if I were Livejournal, it would be just yet another thing to make me depressed…
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- I think Facebook's initial purpose - bringing uni networks online - is still fundamental to its attraction. Having your cohort - the majority of which are geographically close to you - in one online space is a pretty powerful glue. MySpace felt much easier to leave because you were often connecting with strangers, but Facebook feels more like you are cementing real life relationships within this one very structured, pre-defined network. I think that's still very powerful. G+, with its reliance on the user to define multiple, fragmented networks for themselves, feels like a lot more work...Jul 14, 2011
- I really hope you're right, because I do feel the loathsome factor of Facebook keenly
My problem is that the Facebook model would have worked well when I was in my 20s with a pretty simple social circle. As I knock on the door of 40, my social spheres are pretty disparate and complex, and Google+ models them more naturally than Facebook does.Jul 14, 2011
- I worry about inertia - so far I'd rather use G+, but not yet sure that all the people I actually want to keep in touch will actually stick with it (rather than trying it out then drifting back to FB). Also, I rather suspect that a lot of the stuff that people dislike about FB will make its way to G+ soon enough (app spam, for example...)
Can't help feeling its going to end up fragmenting my time more in the long run - I have enough trouble just keeping an eye on FB and Twitter... =(Jul 14, 2011
- Oh yes, posting very much from the perspective of someone who was in their teens when FB came to the UK. At the moment, though, there's a bit of a gap between putting people in the 'correct' Circles, versus how those Circles' streams actually play out in practice. Do you Circle someone by your social connection with them, or what they talk about, or both?Jul 14, 2011
- Interesting points. Inertia will be a serious issue. What about my seven years worth of photos? Or is there an easy way to transfer?Jul 14, 2011
- Funny you should say that,...
Zero intervention, migrates over, immediately able to be shared at your leisure by album or individually on G+.
(My Flickr feed, on the other hand ... much, much harder.)Jul 14, 2011