Google Plus

June 28, 2011

Obviously haven’t tried it out yet, but did wander around the demo. Am intrigued for a few reasons:

That said, who knows if Google+ will eventually succeed. Google’s trying to layer a product over a myriad of fragmented properties, they may simply be too geeky to get social, Facebook is ubiquitous, and the weak execution of Wave / Buzz means Google+ is starting from a place of skepticism.

But the drive is there, and that tends to create great products. I look forward to checking it out, eventually.

PS: It better work on the iPhone / iPad.

Comments

  1. Dave says:

    I’m all for competition, but I admit that I’m on the skeptical side of the fence for this one.

    I’ll try it out, of course, but I think a lot of what I need to know can be summed up by the name of the service “Google+”. What horrible branding (imho), much akin to the “+1″ (like button) branding which sounds more like something at home in a geeky game of D&D than the kind of terminology that would roll of the tongue of your average internet user.

    But I guess we’ll see how it pans out. Google is might and has done a lot of great things, but can they do social?

    I found Dave Winer’s take to be pretty interesting as well:
    http://scripting.com/stories/2011/06/28/googleYawn.html