grelmar - 5:03 pm on Jul 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
Under the category of "No s**t Dick Tracy"
Anyone who's upset with Billionaires making their social network profiles private has a serious problem with the grasping of that thar reality thing.
If those individuals left their profiles public, they would have to hire a hundred or so admin assistants just to parse our the bombardment of incoming crap from fanboys, haters, etc. When you reach a certain level of wealth and or fame, managing your identity and exposure to the public becomes a very real problem.
Side note: Been playing around with Google plus for about a week or so (took me a while to get around to accepting the invite, that whole having a life thing getting in the way of my "social networking"). If you're doing web marketing, it's your JOB to get on Google+ and get to know it and how it works.
Social networking completely aside, if you set up the account and your circles well, out of the box, it's a vastly more effective marketing tool than Facebook.
Look at it from a marketing perspective, not from a "social network" perspective, and there is some real value in the service.
Let the sheeple use it as a social network. Trust me, they will.