By now you may have caught some of the buzz around Google+ I’ve seen it but in my usual I am not an early adopter way I’ve not engaged with it yet.
Here’s what the Google blog has by way of explanation of their newest project:
We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests.
So should you join Google+?
Here’s what social media guru Chris Brogan has to say
If you haven’t yet gotten dragged into Google +, don’t fret. It’s a virus. You’ll be in soon, so save your begging. It’ll come really quick.Frankly, the common feeling seems to be: “I’m not sure why I’m here, but I’m just going to organize my friends/following differently than I did on Facebook or Twitter.
By all means check it out but it is really early days with this new platform and from what I can see so far, it is one for the early adopters and social media fanatics. Having said that, I do see some potential for non-profits in utilizing the “circles” and “hangouts” for building community and the “sparks” (featured interests) function. It’s early days, so let’s just wait and see for now.