Google + or -?
On Tuesday, Google soft-launched its Google+ social network, which seems to takes aim at social media users who are over Facebook and looking for a solution on how to manage their online social circle. While it’s really late to the game, Google is staking its claim on the groups function of social networking that Facebook has never been able to nail down. Social Media Today did a great job of explaining how Google hopes its social network will mirror folks’ social networks in real life. See this link.
I’ll admit that I wish my Facebook network was more intimate. Family members’ irreverent comments to my posts can be annoying, but I’d rather be annoyed than deal with the backlash of unfriending them during holiday gatherings. I’m not crazy about the idea of rebuilding a network of friends all over again via a new social network, but if Google+ can help me to filter my online social persona better and buy me a few years before family members and acquaintances discover it, I’m in.
Also, did you see that Justin Timberlake bought a stake in MySpace?! Say what?