I posted earlier that Google+ should have been a hub. Obviously it's too late to change what Google+ is. However, it is not too late for Google to create a Google Hub.
Of course this would require Google+ to be relegated to just another sharing service in the Googleverse. As it is, our Google profile is the Google+ profile. This has to change.
So what is Google Hub?
With so many sharing services on Google, there needs to be a hub to tie them all together. On our Google Hub, we would see a stream of postings that we subscribe to. I don't mean the posting bypeoples we follow but their different blogs, channels, Web albums and others that we subscribe to individually. Not the wholesale posts of any particular individuals.
The Google Hub stream should include postings that we would be interested in even though we haven't subscribed to them yet.
There are many things that should be moved out of Google+.
Videos should definitely be restricted to YouTube. Photos belong on Picasa. Location sharing and local business clearly belong on Map, this is obvious. Long writings surely belong on Blogger.
Google should revive the Google Me idea. This would be our new Google profile. On our Google Me page, we'd have the usual bio and intro as well as links to our various sharing platforms on Google. I just love the name. Google Me to find out about me. Remember, we wouldn't follow someone but subscribe to their different blogs, channels, albums, etc individually.
We can share from the various sharing platforms and whatever we post end up in Google Hub for our subscribers to find. Conversely, we can share directly from Google Hub and the postings will automatically be transferred to the appropriate sharing services, videos to YouTube, long writings to Blogger, photos to Picasa and so on.
I just think that there's too much emphasis on social networking. Google Hub would be the antithesis of that. If you still want to social network, then Google+ would still be there. Google Hub would be a more systematic way of sharing.