I met Dustin of Dustn.tv earlier this year at a conference and was told he was The Google+ Guru. I don’t know many people who even consistently use Google+ so I knew Dustin would be a great contact to have when I decided to jump on board.
I am slowly working my way into using Google+ and I thought it was time to flip through the Rolodex, or maybe just send out a tweet to Dustin to see if he would be willing to answer some questions about using Google+
Of course, he graciously agreed and here is the result of that Q&A.
If so, then why is it not as popular as the others, especially since Google is such a big player in the technology world.
I would have to answer that question with a question— who say’s it’s not as popular? And further more, what does popular mean? Currently as it stands it has more active users than Twitter and Pinterest combined. So if popularity is equal to number of people using it, then it’s clearly more popular than the two that people tend to talk a lot about. The reason it is met with such resistance at times is because people don’t like change, especially when it threatens what they’re currently successful at. People don’t want another social network that’s better than Facebook because it means they have to learn something new and get outside their comfort zone (even if part of them knows it’s better for them in the long run). The reason “experts” have attempted to bash Google+ time and time again is because they have vested interest in the other social networks (and have even built businesses around teaching people about a particular network) so it is a direct threat to their “expertise”.