I’ve had this little talk with you guys in the past, but it seems that while we’re all fans of Android, that doesn’t mean we worship every service Google pushes out of their HQ as some sort of golden calf — and I think Google+ is one of them. Now I’m not saying Google+ will suffer the same fate as Buzz (they seem to be throwing a lot more effort and money into G+) I just don’t see it taking off as the new Myspace anytime soon.
That’s not to say that Google+ isn’t awesome. I honestly believe it’s leaps and bounds better than Facebook (but only a hair better than
Slutspace Myspace). As highlighted in Google’s new video, using their Events “Party Mode” for uploading and sharing pics with friends is enough to make anyone sign up. Combine that with group video calls, and instant picture uploading/sync with your profile and it’s easy to see the value in Google+. Now if only more people would start using it.
If nothing else, let this be a rallying cry for all the Android evangelists out there. It’s really up to us to get our less tech savvy friends and family on Google+ because lets face it, without them, Google+ will be nothing more than a feature packed ghost town.
- Google+ now lets you choose any name
- Google+ creator leaves Google
- Google+ showing total profile views
- Google+ Valentine’s Day easter eggs include