…Google+ is highly regarded among a lot of my fellow techies, but I’m really just not feeling it. I’m not exactly an apologist for FaceBook (nor some of the user data sharing that we hear about in the news every so often), but as bloated as it is, it has organization.
I can’t say the same for G+. It was nice at first when the community was smaller, but now people are just adding any and everyone for no reason, and reading the stream is almost impossible if you have over 30 people that you follow (or in Google’s situation, encircle).
Another oddity is the random follow factor… on FaceBook, I have nearly 900 ‘friends’ that are, for the most part, people or organizations that I have a legitimate or intimate knowledge of. In the world of skateboarding, I’m a small-scale public figure (think D-List actor status), so a lot of my little You Tube pals are on there as well as friends from Twitter. A lot of people, but it makes sense.
On G+, I have over 900 followers and I have no idea why. At the rate I’m at now, I should have over 1,000 next month and I’m still a bit befuddled. Sorry for the ramble, I love Google, but the more I use G+ the more I sense an imminent fail (like Google Buzz).