Google is trying to compete with Facebook and Twitter. That is what we know. After deciding to discontinue Google Wave and now Google Buzz, Google+ its latest attempt seems to finally have the potential to be a success (Stats from July).
As you would expect, have I also joined several months. And I have been positively surprised. So much so that I am now ditching Facebook as a place to share my regular updates and will purely focus on Twitter and Google+.
The reason is simple for me. Facebook is for close friends and better acquaintances but not for regular updates about resources or other social media related communications. And so far the Facebook feedback has been good on this change of tactics. My friends on Facebook are not interested in 10-20 daily updates and retweets. They want to know more about me and what I do each week personally. Well at least sometimes! 😉
Why I see Google+ as an alternative next to Twitter
Google+ gives you the possibility to start actual and much more meaningful conversations in my view. This is not possible on Twitter anymore as much as it was a year ago. There is so much noise on Twitter that I feel that I am missing all the good tweets and resources these days. As a consequence will I now start to unfollow a lot of people on Twitter and only follow these people I feel are relevant for the conversations I want to listen to on Twitter.
If you are looking to join Google+ please feel free to contact me to invite you or just register yourself.
This is my Google+ link: Fabian on Google+
See you on Google+ or back here of course!