Why Google+ can still beat Facebook
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:58 AM
Plus, it's nearly impossible to get your family and friends to convert to a new service now that they have invested so much time in FB.
A friend of mine is a die-hard Google guy and he never posts a thing on his Plus page.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:17 AM
Additionally, that graphic with the two heads facing each other is very telling. Google's branding is Terrible. People know the Facebook blue, Google's multicolor mess would be meaningless without the word 'Google' in your face.
This post has been edited by AppleZilla: 14 June 2012 - 08:21 AM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:22 AM
Add up the time teens waste on facebook, text messaging and watching stupid YouTube videos and I can understand why most of the interns coming into my company seem to be clueless today. We only have so much time on this planet and wasting so much on these activities is incredible. Speaking of which, my lunch is over and it's time to kill the internet now....
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:30 AM
Yes, people share a lot on Google services, but in general the types of things that are there are not social nuggets. Google is a not a natural fit for social networking, IMHO.
Google does good technical work, but otherwise they sure act like a bunch of emotionally clueless engineers.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:59 AM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:03 AM
Tim Cook pretty much summed it up thusly:
*"Anything can be forced to converge, but products are about tradeoffs. You can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user."*
- Tim Cook, 4/24/2012, on FYQ2 earnings call
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:18 AM
I 'upgraded' to G+ and have found the interface clunky, unintuitive, boring; the conversations non-existent (especially compared to FaceBook); and calling "groups" circles does not somehow make it more usable or useful.
More than likely Google+ will be one of their ignored and eventually dying initiatives in years to come.