Why do you have an account on Google Plus? I consider this question, legitimate. I think that Google Plus can replace Facebook after all, but not if Google geeky execs make G+ accounts for every gmail owner or even every youtube account owner. They already did that, so, they may be at one billion members, with only 250 million (approximately) accounts behind Facebook. So they claim. You know that it is totally unrealistic, don’t you? With all my highly appreciation for Google Plus, they can’t be Facebook yet. With people with ghost accounts, who do not even know that they have them (just because they use a gmail address), they had a blogspot account a few years ago, or they have Picasa accounts (of course), the “statistics” placing Google Plus just a little behind Facebook, are delusional.
I say that, because I know such people. Some of them have youtube accounts, and others used to upload pictures once, at Picasa. Now, they upload on Facebook. There are also combinations between this sort of people, they may have gmail, youtube, Picasa and blogspot, all of them in the same time, and not knowing exactly what Google Plus is. Unfortunately, they have Google Plus accounts (what a waste), and they do not use them, but they are counted as “active” users.
I am not sure if it’s good for them or not, but it is obvious now, that the “unification” of youtube comments with G+ comments has been made just to show some activity for the ghost accounts. I’m not fond of exaggerations because I also, exaggerate sometimes and it can be damaging.
Damaging is also the new “hate” for Facebook from some G+ users. After a successful journey there, they are now ashamed that they were inappropriately “dressed”, so now they put their ties and came to Google Plus. It’s lame. As it is lame to name G+ an empty hangar, or deposit, just because your grandpa has a Facebook account, but never heard of Google Plus. I don’t use Facebook either, but this is not making me a hater. For grandpa, Facebook is still that site where you can find friends from over twenty years ago.
Google Plus tries to be the best. Unfortunately it is not. Not now. Not now yet. I have a feeling that the active users proportion is two thirds on Facebook and one third on Google Plus, this making actually twice as much on Facebook than they are on Google Plus at its best. The elimination of “Games” section on G+ was not the best move. I know people who made Facebook accounts just for playing games. They came to G+ as well, they were invited, and they left after the games were “abolished”. Of course, G+ is for “serious” people… A joke. People play something, they see you, you talk to them a little, show them your product and they like it, (or not). Google Plus is full of junk, as any other social media network. I have wonderful friends, I am fortunate, but it’s not the same with everybody.
Good to know, especially if you are new on Google Plus:
- Making circles everyday, one-two-three per day, doesn’t make you necessarily famous!
- Mentioning every member of the circle in the shared circle post’s comments is begging. You beg for what? For re-sharing? For commenting? To be kissed there, you know where?
- Sharing so many gifs in a day that one visitor can not find a certain post in your stream, is mental (not in the goofy sense)! It stands for damage.
- Sharing a ton of pics every day (Pinterest is full of them, with credits and origin) just like an autobot, takes you back on Twitter! (Twitter was good until the “bots” invasion). I see that the intelligent picture sharers, put the credits and the origin when posting from Pinterest, as the pictures aren’t from there… They discovered them searching the internet, what would you know?
You want friends? You don’t need to do all that above! You want me as your friend? Certainly don’t do all that!
If you want followers, what are you doing for them? Are you keeping them pampered with good info? Do you share your friends’ work? Are you original? Are you polite? Do you have a sense of humor? Are you compassionate? Are you caring and considerate?
You are my ideal friend then, because you are much better than me. I learn from you. Probably you are a relevant member of my circles.
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