Every so often a new social media site comes around and claims to be “the next big thing”. When this news comes out, every person in social media immediately hops on to see what all the fuss is about. We examine what it can do, how it works, what the advantages of it are, and what can this site offer that my current social media sites aren’t already providing?
The site I’m thinking of right now is one that has been around for a while, and has had time to prove itself worthy of being in the top social media sites. I’ve tried it, I’ve played around with it a ton, and even used it for a few clients, but I have to say it because it’s been bugging me… I hate Google+.
I know this site is controversial, and everyone has their own take on it. I’ve talked to a few people who swear by it, but for me, I think I’ll pass. I hate almost everything about it. I think it’s too much like Facebook and offers little extra to make the switch worthwhile.
The only advantage I see is for those companies who rely on Google for Google Places. If customers use places and the reviews on Google in order to make a decision then I believe it makes sense. The company can also use Google+ for SEO purposes, to provide information to their customers who are already on Google Places, and manage reviews on Google. Aside from these points, the extra time spent generating new and original content seems like a waste of time.
I know that in a few years I may be eating my words and this blog might be filled with how much I love this site and how amazing it is, but for now I’m sticking with this opinion.