I just read an article about a new Google laptop coming out. <YAWN>
I also saw that Google is rolling out a new photo sharing app called Photovine. No thanks.
I walked past a Petsmart recently and they had a ton of cute puppies out front. Cute. But I kept on walking.
Turns out, I love my Macbook Air and I already have a dozen photo sharing apps on my iPhone that I don’t use. And I dig my dogs.
So what happened when Google+ came out? EVERYONE jumped on it. We all dove in and started creating circles and hanging out. And I’ve been hanging out a lot on Google+ even though I technically could have done that via Skype and/or Facebook.
The question I ask is, why are we all jumping in head first, eager to see what Google+ is all about? Before + came out I wasn’t sitting around saying, “I really need another social network”. In fact if you had asked me, I probably would have vehemently said no way, the world doesn’t need yet another social network.
What this tells me is that there’s a chance we’re starting to see the crest of the Facebook wave of invincibility. I can pretty much guarantee that the 10 million people that are already using Google+ have used Facebook and Twitter a little less since joining +. I know I have.