I just got through tinkering around with Google +, Google's back at ya to Facebook. I like coffee and once in a great while I'll find the sanity to pay $4.00 for a cup at Starbucks. Now let's pretend across the street from that same Starbucks a Moonbucks were to open up. Same type of coffee, same feel only the sign and names of the coffee were different. Google + in my opinion looks like a lame copy cat of Facebook. Like a poor copy of a document ran through a cheap fax machine. Like the bread that comes in a white bag that costs 1/2 as much as the good stuff.
For me social media is an important part of my business and social sphere. I like referrals and connecting with new people as often as possible. Places like Facebook, Activerain and even Twitter take EFFORT. There's only so many places I'm willing to pour myself into.
Google + at a glance, is a tad bit boring. There, I said it. It lookslike a giant baked potato with no sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon, butter or even salt.
Many of the people on Google + are the same people I already network with on Activerian, Facebook, Twitter and even Linkedin. Why in the world do I need to open up a new profile and do all of this again with the same people at a different spot?
Can you imagine meeting me and my family at 7 different parks in one day to eat and talk? Perhaps we'd pick the nicest and best park to stay at.
Social Media Hot spots are like Night Clubs. They come.. every shows up .. and they close. The thrill of the new spot draws immediate attention, especially when you pitch exclusivity like Google + did. Only consumers and online social media users are growing more rapid with their ability to become disinterested faster than ever. And hasn't Google tried this a few times already? Consistency is more important to me than jumping around constantly looking for an easier route.
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go open a MySpace account. Better yet.. I'm gonna go outside and get some sun dammit.