Like many people in my age group *cough* 40+ *COUGH!!* I rely on social websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook lets me maintain a way to keep in touch with friends that I’ve not seen in years and Twitter permits me to follow the daily minutia of some really interesting people.
For me it’s a social phenomenon and totally kills the art of writing letters to friends. We’re all addicted to it on one form of another and technology has improved where our smart phones provides us easy two way access to this data.
I am a confirmed fan of Google. I want them to be successful and like that they try to compete in so many technological arenas. I migrated my email system to Google Apps because it provides such an easy way to manage my users. And I don’t have to stay up nights adapting strategies for combating SPAM.
All that said, I have no use for Google+. I’m a Google Apps user and have successfully migrated my Google access to the apps platform using my domain name. Google+ doesn’t permit that yet so I can either use a different account or pass on Google+.
I went through the exercise of using my apps account for all Google access. My Android phone is setup for it, my email, search history, Google Chrome, etc. In order to use the new social site I use another browser such as Internet Explorer. That’s not too cumbersome but someday they’ll sort out the access for people like me. I don’t want to maintain both accounts so here I am.
When Google+ supports app users, I’ll give it a serious look. But for now I’ll stick with Facebook.