rango - 2:54 am on Mar 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Pinterest launched in closed beta, March 2010.
I, for one, much rather spend my time on G+ than on Pinterest which in my opinion classifies as a bookmarking tool, not a social one.
I prefer G+ over Twitter because it isn't hung up on stupid 140 character restrictions.
I prefer it over FB because it's a better way of networking. And I'll take Google's approach to privacy over FB's any day of the week.
I get much better engagement from G+ than other networks and find it far less spammy than any others as well (maybe because you lot can't be bothered working it out yet).
I have almost as many people following me on G+ now as I do on Twitter and have achieved that in a fraction of the time.
I feel most of the complaints about G+ are actually more old fashioned tall poppy syndrome than seriously considered arguments. And probably a good bit of sour grapes to go with it.
As an online marketer, I don't really care how the users are signed up to these services. I care about how to reach them to drive them to MY sites. There's plenty of people on G+ and they are worth marketing to as much as any other network.
Just because you don't *get* it, doesn't mean you should actively stop other people from trying to.