Google+: The Honeymoon is Over

By  |  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

I’m still having fun over on Google+, but boy, is it suffering from a run of bad press. First, there are stories about its traffic plummeting after the site went open, suggesting that real people are trying it and then losing interest. And now a Google engineer wrote a blistering Google+ critique for his colleagues–and then accidentally shared it with everybody on Google+.

 
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  1. Sir Fatty Says:

    It’s too bad really, because Facebook is a disaster. I like Google+, but there is just no way to get all the family members to move over to it.

    Really, mostly we just need to use Flickr, because with my family, it’s just about the pictures.

  2. Jasnzl Says:

    Yeah the problem is, even if it's better than Facebook, the idea of having to tell everyone about it, and convincing them all to switch over wouldn't appeal to most people. Facebook has cornered this market, that's just the reality Google will have to face.

  3. Rachel Says:

    Agreed. Also the lack of really astonshingly new features will be what keeps people from switching over. The YouTube + video chat? Hello, that's Facebook Video Chat Rounds (http://apps.facebook.com/chatrounds/?publisherid=elena&campaignid=BC&bannerid=0 ).

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