I have always had sort of a love/suspicion relationship with Google. I think everything they do is awesome, but at the same time, I think they’re getting ready to take over the world, and I’m not sure what kind of ruler they’ll be. So when I heard about Google+, I was once again intrigued, excited and skeptical. It was one of those invitation only kinds of deals, though, and I hadn’t gotten an invitation, so I didn’t really think about joining. And then I got my first invitation. And then my second.

I decided to at least check it out and see what it looked like, and my first impression was that it looked a lot like Facebook. And then I though, “Do I really want to set up a-whole-nother Facebook page?” It just seems like a lot of work at a moment when I don’t really have the time or energy for a lot of work. So here’s the deal.

I have a profile. I don’t know anything about it or what it does, and I’m not going to do a whole lot of exploring yet. I’m going to go to the beach, pack up my house, finish the semester and move, and then I’ll see what fuss is about over this Google+ thing. But in the meantime, what do those of you who are using it think? Will it be the end of Facebook? Is it a million times better? Do you have any tips and/or tricks for a newbie? Do tell.

Author: beth

I'm told that I'm cleverly stupid, and that's why people are friends with me. And here I thought it was because I was so dang cute...

2 thoughts on “Google+”

  1. I pretty much suspect Google of all things evil. So I’m going to avoid Google+ as long as possible.

  2. I think the same thing about Google taking over the world! I’ve been on Google+ a couple of weeks now though and I love it. It’s not just a Facebook ripoff. Sure, there are some similarities. But if you’re photo-oriented at all, G+ is miles above Facebook. And even though it’s largely dudes who are using it right now, I think it will be a great tool for women. It’s amazing at keeping you streamlined and organized. It’s great at keeping out all the clutter and noise that Facebook has. Look me up on there: Jessica Wallin

    I also wrote an article about G+ on my website. I don’t want to put it here for fear of getting put in the spam folder, but it’s called “Is Google+ The New Facebook?” Good luck!

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