As I’m finishing up the original Star Wars trilogy with my son, I am feeling a little combative. I miss the Facebook of old, and am hostile to the new revamped site that is harder to navigate and gives me only a smidgeon of the information I would like to see.
But do I turn to Google+?
I joined the other day, and, admittedly, with all that is going on in my life. did not spend much time there. Few
of my friends are on there, and there seems to be a general lack of community.
I do not run in techie circles. My friends are normal people spread out geographically, but for the most part are not part of the media elite. We are faced with a conundrum here, much like the olden days when people were trying to decide between MySpace and Facebook.
All we want to to is keep in touch and maybe share a few photos or article links. Sure, we want to do it simply and efficiently. But we want to be where our friends can find us and where we can find them.
It’s still early, and time will tell if Google+ goes the way of the 8-track or becomes as ubiquitous as, well, Facebook. But today, the jury is still out.