So it looks as though Forbes's +Paul Tassi
has had some unwanted feedback based on his original claim that Google Plus is going the way of the dodo. I don't disagree with his assessment, although he might be overstating things a tad.
His latest post follows up on his earlier claims that G+ is an empty wasteland. While my "stream" may not be as dead as his, it's pretty cluttered with industry professionals promoting this video or that blog post, and there isn't a lot of FB-style content. So far, the majority of my close friends and family are still on Facebook, but barely any are on G+ (including my wife, who could easily have been described as a hardcore Facebook user back in the day.) There's just very little for them to gain in up and moving to a new network, and thus far social media/tech-savvy Twitter users seem to make up most of G+'s early adopters.
It may be this year's "next big thing", but it's not really adding a ton of value versus the concerted effort involved in migrating hundreds of contacts from another network. It has a couple of neat new ideas, but mostly overlaps its competition's features. What it doesn't seem to have is the oomph to pull over the mainstream Facebookers... we'll see if that develops with time, but I can't see it happening.
Tassi's right in questioning the app's "Facebook killer" status. The content and level of vehemence in the responses he's gotten are indicative that if anything, G+ is overlapping more with Twitter's self-promotional user base than Facebook's.
In any case, "meh." Yet another social network.