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Google+ Network Demands: Nobody Has Time Claims But Do You?

July 19, 2021 | Debbie Turner
Google+ Network Demands: Nobody Has Time Claims But Do You?

The latest social network Google+, sometimes referred to as Google Plus, has had a big impact already with over 10 million users after only two weeks. However when the initial enthusiasm wears off will the demands of Google+ be too much? This seems to be the opinion of LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner who believes that nobody has time for yet another social network.

At a recent event Weiner took to the stage and when asked if Google+ could coexist alongside other social networks such as the big three, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Weiner seemed doubtful as to whether it could. Weiner said, “Nobody has any free time. Unlike social platforms and TV, which can coexist, you don’t see people using Twitter while they’re using Facebook, or using Facebook while using LinkedIn,” according to Matt Rosoff of Business Insider.

Weiner’s opinion seemed to be that Google+ would remain firmly outside the triangle that is formed by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and made a fair point that at present these social networks are quite clearly defined by usage. We tend to use Twitter for small messages, Facebook for family and friends and LinkedIn for the professional aspect and Weiner further added, “You introduce google+, where am I going to spend that next minute or hour of my discretionary time? I have no more time.”

When thinking about the future success of Google+ it does seem likely that one of the big three would have to lose out and we recently asked if readers would consider quitting Facebook altogether for Google+ after the latest social network made such an impact. This came about following stories of some people who were already deleting their Facebook accounts although others countered these and felt that quitting Facebook was a rash move.

Meanwhile an article by Chris Davies over on SlashGear tells how MySpace Founder, Tom Anderson’s opinion of Google+ is somewhat different from Weiners. Anderson was more positive about the future of Google+ as long as the network didn’t get over-zealous with algorithms for filtering. Anderson said that instead of “killing Facebook” it might be that Facebook’s “over-enthusiastic” filter could be what might lead some to use Google+ instead.

It’s certainly food for thought and we’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this. Have you got time for Google+? If you intend to become a regular Google+ user will you be dropping one of your current networks and if so which one? Let us know with your comments.

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