Sorry, guys, but Google+ just isn't as fun as it used to be anymore. Regardless what anyone says, 43 million users, 50 million, whatever, engagement seems to be falling. The "newness" of Hangouts has faded. And while search is great, it seems I keep running into the same people in results?

The changes Facebook has made recently have drawn me back into that network in a significant way. I have Timeline now, and keep adding to it. It helps to reflect back on my life, try to make sense of the past and where I want to go, and it generates profound emotions to see so many memories front and center about what is truly important in life -- for instance, family.

It's also interesting to combine friends with those just interested in following me for whatever reason through subscribe, and there's been some fascinating discussions lately. Also, Facebook just nailed smart lists and Google+'s stream is less interesting now that I can see the Facebook activity of so many different groups including Facebook employees.

Does anyone else feel this way? Am I alone? I think +Ellis Hamburger's post articulates most how I feel in terms of the reasons Facebook has jumped so far ahead of Google+.

I'd love to hear what people think and reasons why I'm wrong or should give Google+ another honest shot. Particularly would love to hear from folks like +Robert Scoble +Tom Anderson +Mike Elgan +Christina Trapolino +Paul Allen +Ryan Crowe if they care to comment.
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