A disclosure: I love Google. The company has changed the way we access information, and probably most of you today take that very thing for granted.
But I admit, I wasn’t happy with the way they handled Google Buzz. Truth be told, it was simply way over the head of many people. What was it, a Twitter+Facebook thingamajig? It failed, and rightfully so. I’m not saying it wasn’t a cool piece of tech (in fact, it was, kudos to the people behind it) but it was nowhere near enough to be a competitor to Facebook.
Here we have Google launching Google+ (although at the moment I have yet to receive an invite, hey Google!). From the onset, it’s looking to be capitalizing on where Facebook went wrong (privacy) and what people want, which is simplicity, and the content.
Currently, I am on the path towards leaving Facebook. Before that, my social network was IRC. I never saw the point of MySpace or Friendster, as it looked like a complete waste of time.
Facebook started out to be great. Connecting people. Standard interface, without any stupid songs suddenly playing (yeah I’m looking at you MySpace), and it didn’t have a lot of useless things back then.
A few redesigned layouts, a billion more apps, and finally everyone jumping in on the bandwagon, and Facebook today is where MySpace was in its heydey. People sharing information, but most of the time, they’d be sending you app invites by the dozen.
I truly hope that Google+ really does become the Social Network. It looks like it has learned from others’ mistakes but we have yet to see where this goes.
As for me, with my love for the company, I will start moving my social network to Google+… as soon as I receive my invite.
Googles Latest Social Network: Google Plus [PICS].