240+ comments, wow! Here's mine. +Craig Kanalley
- I don't see anything wrong with you spending your social network time however and wherever you get the most out of it. What works, works.
Although I've tended toward commenting here on g+ instead of posting (a little shy), I've been drawn in and have been enjoying my interactions with total strangers from the beginning. I couldn't figure out what to do with or in this place, and I had couple of friends here who didn't stay past a week. Instead of bailing, my inner geek made me google some "how do I" questions. Thanks to the likes of you, +Mike Elgan
, +Christina Trapolino
, +Natalie Villalobos
, +Ryan Crowe
, +Jaana Nyström
and other enthusiastic & helpful souls, I got answers, tools, circles, and enough interesting stuff to keep me engaged here. One of your Hangouts was my first one. If I haven't said so before, thanks for helping me find my way here.
For me, it turns out I LIKE interacting with total strangers and not always with people who have known me forever. Nothing wrong with that, it's just different and interesting to me. I also love that the tools are available but I've gotta build my own house and village here - doesn't just get handed to me. Regardless of what I do or don't like about any social network, I currently feel no need to leave one. I just use each as it suits me. Sometimes I'm totally happy interacting with my old friends and family, and sometimes I want to be more curious about the unknown and engage here. I think all the changes in each place make us better users, by helping us define what we do and do not want.
Sorry for the long read! In either internet playground, I'll check in with you :-)