ok, the topic... I just wrote a lengthy comment about how shit G+ is and that it's only the user contents that makes it worthwile. The new image of +Max Huijgen is therefore a substantial upgrade of (at least my own) user experience. But in fact it's an upgrade for G+. G+ in itself is nothing, the content makes it worthwhile. So Max, improving the UX for 23K followers plus 20 mln 2nd degree readers, has earned serious money with this initiative, right in the pockets of Google.
Unfortunately, after researching in another browsertab, that article is gone. Vanished. The textfield is blank. I blame it on my iPad that's even more crippled and incomplete than G+. Yes, I have fun with my tools.
Anyway, I'm curious about user satisfaction of Social Media-users. On G+ I have read a lot of complaints about G+ functionality and interface. On the F word I never ever read similar remarks, although I just learned that there is research that shows a low user satisfaction there (Hard to believe... For me Zuckerberg can redo G+ on its own merits. He has the startup capital, he could give it a shot: F+.) On Twitter I never read an elaboration on how frustrating the 140-character limit is ;-) I think people simply stop using Twitter if they feel serious criticism. Not so for G+.
Has research profiled users this way? It would tell us about the interaction between user and platform. If not: +Max Huijgen
how about a simple poll about how each platform lives up to its promises? Being in 23.000 circles and with 20m 2nd degree readers, the results could be interesting and a nice starting point for new articles. I'm especially curious how each user values the functionality of his favourite platform, the platform he spends the most time on, where he is contributing most actively etc. Maybe the information is already out there but I couldn't find it.
Is this off topic enough? I couldn't help mentioning Zuckerberg, sorry for that.,,