Can Google+ Compete With Facebook and Twitter – Yup
The youth drives and dictates new trends. Facebook was built upon being “cool” and the ability for college kids to communicate with their friends….friends being the operative word here. Facebook does not have the glamour it once had since everyone’s parents, grandparents and relatives infiltrated this once hip land. Guess what the new hip land is going to be? Google+
Why? Because it’s hard to hide things on Facebook. A party that a teen attends wouldn’t dare be posted on Facebook if they didn’t want their parents to know about it. Guess where it’s going to go? You guessed it, Google+! It’s easy to disseminate who sees your post due to Google’s ingenious circles. So if its a picture of them studying in the library, that goes to the family circle so the fam can see their little Einstein working. See how this might catch on?
What does this mean for Real Estate? If the kids like it and begin to use it, then the trend will be set and this will be the preferred medium of communication for the next eternity or at least a few years until iFace+ comes out .
I hope and think it will take off as it seems to be a happy little combo of Facebook and Twitter. I find myself going to it first to follow all of my “gurus” in the business, before using that social network that requires you to use another service to make sense of it….yeah, I am talking about you Twitter. Following… errr I mean putting someone in your circle on Google+ is a much better experience than following someone on Twitter. Chris Brogan’s Google+ stream IMO is immensely more satisfying to read than the 140 character limited Twitter stream. Obviously, everyone’s stream will be more satisfying because of the space to express your thoughts fully. The entire user interface is more friendly and easier to understand than Twitter’s. I can see this new social network doing some serious damage to the little bird.
I am going to go on record and say I like Google+. I didn’t like Google Wave and never got into Google Buzz, but Google+ is something I will use. I guess only time will tell what’s going to happen here, I could be eating my words.
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