Thursday, 11 August 2011

Twitter is DEAD, R.I.P. - Enter Google+ (plus) - Facebook Beware!

I've never been at the forefront of technology but I've never been too far behind the ol' techie-8-ball either. I was an early adopter of BBS (Bulletin Boards) for chatting / idea / file swapping back in the late 80's.  I was also an early adopter of FREE MONEY promotions on Amazon, eBay, PayPal, eTrade at the turn of the millenium when many scorned me as naive (aka there's no such thing as FREE! - Suckers were WRONG!).  I embraced blogging, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin before most.  I believe Google+ will eventually blow many social network sites out of the water.  Why?  Listen up..

1. Google size and reach - they already have a huge user base and finally have a viable product (Google Wave/Buzz sucked!) - this is the bulk of the reason they will be 'WINNING' - it's simple - it works - it integrates well
2. Features - ease of use - everything every other social network has and much more user friendly
3. Customization - Privacy settings - Easy to configure - Unlike Facebook
4. Financing - Google has so much cash on hand - they can swallow / incorporate new innovation / talent with ease
5. Less restrictive than twitters 140 character limit and less susceptible to spam bots

Facebook is safe for now because it will be hard to knock them off their pedestal with a 3 year jump start of gathering a user base but they better stay sharp cos' Google+ will come a knockin'

p.s. Ya See cuz Brendan, I'm not such a die-hard Apple FanBoy afterall! 

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Megan August 11, 2011 11:59 pm  

I am not quite ready to agree with you, but I'm definitely interested in the g+ and will be very interested to see what happens with it. I agree the buzz was a total buzz kill. They've learned, though, which is more than you can say for Facebook.

Quickroute August 12, 2011 12:02 am  

@Megan - Time will tell but there's too much overlap with Google+ / Twitter - One will win out in the end - my bet is G+

Baino August 12, 2011 4:49 pm  

Frankly I'd love to give Facebook the flick simply because they keep changing stuff all the time just for the helluvit. I can't use g+ on my old mac so I'll have to wait until I have a more sophisticated computer I guess but it sounds pretty good. Twitter's useless. I thought I'd disabled my account but still have people following. Annoying

Quickroute August 13, 2011 10:20 am  

Baino: G+ is like Facebook for grown ups- you can turn off notifications in twitter so you don't those annoying notifications about xyz is now following you

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