The latest player in the social media arena, Google+ has had a dismal start and experienced non-existent growth. There seems to be some pseudo-taxonomy of social media that labels various sites for various purposes, i.e. Facebook is for pictures of kids, Twitter is for news, and LinkedIn for recruitment. I don’t think I agree with that totally and to be completely honest, I’ve not given Google+ a try. However, the ability to segment your followers and therefore, your conversations is a feature that seems like it would have a following.

This interesting topic was brought to our attention by Technology Review in their article, “The Best Part of Google+ is That You Aren’t on It.” I guess like all things, they were easier and less cluttered when first launched, e.g., Facebook before annoying games.

Melody K. Smith

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