IS THERE ANY REAL VALUE IN GOOGLE+

While google happens to be one of the most powerful companies in the world, it seems they lost the race in social networking to facebook. Now they are desperately trying to catch up to them, but it just doesn’t seem to be catching on quite like facebook did.

I personally have never found any real value in google+. What I’ve found is that we use it not because we think it’s a superior platform to facebook or any other social media platform, but more because we feel like we have to. It’s f#%king google! We gotta use there product we tell ourselves.

Whenever I look at peoples google+ page it seems it’s just another form of posting the exact same content as peoples twitter and facebook accounts…so is there any real value in google+ if it’s just another showcase for peoples website? Is anyone actually posting original content to google+?

I’ve been thinking of canceling my google+ account because I found myself being guilty of doing what I just mentioned. But what if we thought about google+ in a different way. What if we used it as our own micro-blogging platform where we posted original content to only google+ and not just our blog? What if people started sharing our google+ posts in their blog posts, and not blog posts on google+?

I’m wrestling with this idea more and more, and I think I’m going to start doing this so I can get something out of google+ and not use it as another “hey everyone, look at my blog post and come to my website” type of platform that can give off a “spammy” type feel. I’m definitely rethinking the way this platform should be utilized.

I’m curious to know what everyone else thinks of google+?


I'm a 28 year old professional equities trader from Seattle, Washington that specializes in swing trading stocks

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3 Responses to “IS THERE ANY REAL VALUE IN GOOGLE+”

  1. Alan

    Apr 25. 2012

    I would have to agree with you on this one. It seems people are just pushing more and more “stuff” out to different social media platforms and not really understanding why they do it. They do it just because it’s a new platform and that means more exposure for them and that’s it

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  2. MacAddict

    Apr 25. 2012

    I think twitter, google+, and Facebook have done a great disservice to society. All I ever see is people posting dumb pictures of their food and giving us meaningless updates on the weather.

    Maybe I’m old school, but I think people need to start living in reality and not online.

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    • Jared M.

      Apr 25. 2012

      I agree with you to a point. I can’t stand it when people post stupid shit…like food and weather updates. And yes, some people live their lives online more than in reality.

      But I see tremendous value in social media, if used the right way. We can connect with a whole body of minds that was never accessible before and idea collaboration is infinite. It’s essentially changing the way business is done today and even trading to a point (stocktwits)

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