Interesting Google+ Story this morning. In it, +Bradley Horowitz
indicates that, "right now you have separate profiles and logins for Blogger, Reader, YouTube and Gmail. That will soon end, to be replaced with a single account and a single login."
The general theme of the article is that G+ will integrate into all of Google's services, and is less of a "social network" than it is an identity system and a way to improve Google and all of its services as a whole. This is something I've been pointing out since the day I arrived here, so I was intrigued to hear it stated more clearly by one of the top brass of the G+ project. (Some of my earlier writing on this, appears here: http://on.mash.to/mSTBP2
and here: http://tnw.co/qBXCOh
I think saying G+ is not a "social network" is a bit coy -- it's both an identity "platform" for Google and a social network. But the "social network" will really start hopping years from now as G+ slowly integrates itself with everything Google does.
If things go as planned, I'd venture to guess that in the long run people will be saying Google+ just is