lexipixel - 5:47 pm on Apr 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
"teen age kids. Facebook, however, is a daily thing for them though."
My teen, her 20-something siblings and friends all have FB apps posting to their cell phones 24/7... they wake up and go to sleep checking FB posts. None of them use, care or would even consider using Google+ for anything, (on direct question, the most awareness I've heard is, "Oh, is that what that plus thing is?")
I deal with mostly 30 to 60+ year old folks in several niches (from R.E. to energy, to contracting and numerous ecommerce sectors)... these are people that are online all day every day and NOT ONE has ever mentioned Google+
I'm no advocate of government regulation or intervention in free markets -- but I hope Google gets continually nailed around the world for their attempts at invading people's privacy -- and that's all Google+ is about -- garnering personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.
GOOG's mission has gone from "organizing the world's information" to controlling it, (for their own profit).
Seems that Goolge plus is nothing but a plus to google.
I don't think it's even a plus for them -- if it was any good, they wouldn't have to push it -- it would take off by itself, (remember when "gmail invites" could be sold on eBay? Gmail was good, and valuable, and in demand -- it didn't need marketing more than a few seed accounts and a strategy to make it a commodity by keeping supply just behind demand).
They tried that same strategy when they rolled out G+ ... but once people did get in and saw there was nobody there and no useful info, demand for Google+ was gone.
Facebook focus guides Google CEO's 1st year on job
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google co-founder Larry Page has a Facebook fixation.
When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO last April, Page insisted that the company had to be more aggressive about countering the threat posed by Facebook's ever-growing popularity.