So after my last post I made about Google+ (specifically, it was the blog post I wrote for my ad agency's weekly blog), I've been poking a bit around Google+ and discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that a lot of you OSR types have accounts there, and many of you reciprocated adding me to your circles after I added you.
One thing I noticed was that many people who have Google+ accounts have yet to make any posts. I was among you until earlier tonight, when I made my first post.
So, my questions is - if you have a Google+ account, why did you choose to get one? Do you plan to use it to replace Facebook and/or Twitter? Or will you use all of your social networking accounts simultaneously? If you post something on Facebook or Twitter, will you copy and paste it over to Google+ (since, from what I can figure out so far, there's no way to link them automatically like you can between Twitter and Facebook)?
If you never had a Facebook or Twitter account before, why did you decide to get a Google+ account?
And lastly, if you don't have a Google+ account and don't plan to get one, why not?
I'm really just super curious, especially because I think that most of my readers are roughly within the same age group I am. I confess that, even though I recommend and implement social network campaigns for my ad agency clients, I still to this day don't see the attraction. I get that people are attracted to using social network accounts, but I just don't get why. I post somewhat infrequently on both Facebook and Twitter, not because I think I have anything all that earth-shattering to share, but because I need to keep up-to-speed with using this sort of technology and media for my job. I resisted getting both a FB and Twitter account for years.
I guess in a way it's no different from having a blog - you're putting your thoughts out there in the hopes that people might be interested in what you have to say. But, there is a bit of a difference between a somewhat well-thought-out and organized blog post about a particular topic, and a 140 character Tweet announcing that you just ate an ice cream sandwich.
Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts.