As many of you know, Google released Google+ a few months ago to a select group of people. Each person was given 150 invitations to invite friends and family to join their circles. With over 25 million visitors thus far, making it the fastest growing social network site to date you can’t ignore it.
This past weekend I was asked the question, “Why do I need Google Plus?” My quick answer was, why do you need Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other social media for that matter? After that sarcastic response, I responded with the following:
- Has Circles
- Integrates with other Google products I use
- Better privacy control
- Longer post options
- Hangouts, which allows you to group video chat (Good-bye, Skype!)
- Better photo system
- Less clutter
Of course I had to explain what each one was, and after talking about Circles, I think they were hooked. The fact that you can create these “Groups” or Circles and control what content you share with them is very powerful. Best of all, it’s quick and simple to do. Although only open to a select group of companies, this feature and Hangouts will be a big player for corporate growth on Google Plus.
I would love to hear your thoughts on Google Plus.
What pros and cons have you experienced on Google Plus?