Google Plus: 5 things I’d like to see

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Google Plus (or +, if you like) is proving to be quite interesting, but I've started compiling a mental wish list of what I'd like to see:

  • More people using it. The nice thing about Google+ is it's actually a lot easier than previous efforts and other social networks, to explain the USP, namely Circles. Most of us have been in situations where we've wanted to post something to FB or Twitter but haven't, with the knowledge that the wrong part of our friends or readership might see it. However, it's still going to take a bit of work to drag people over. And I'm not sure I'm entirely convinced yet that + is a FB replacement. It definitely does feel like a Twitter replacement anyway. Unfortunately, the thing that will prove it's worth is more people using it, more contacts dumped into those Circles. So until then, the jury's out. Bit of a vicious circle there.??
  • Seeing a stream of more than one Circle, but not all of them. On the browser version, and the Android app, you can choose to see a stream of all your contacts' available posts, or just create a column or view of Friends, or Work, or whatever. But what if I want to see Friends and Family together in one stream? There's no option for that.??
  • Less conversation about Google+ itself, more 'proper' posts. Ever done a Skype video chat, just to realise you spent the whole time talking about the quality of the picture, whether you could hear each other, how amazing technology is, whether the camera is working, etc? Google+ posts are a bit like that at the moment, with everyone's first posts typically being along the lines of 'Just checking this out to see what it's like'.
  • Some activity on the Incoming panel.??Because I'm getting suspicious it's nopt working, or I don't understand it. It may just be because not enough people are using + yet, and also because anyone with me in a Circle, I tend to also put them in a Circle??reciprocally. NB I think Incoming lists stuff that people are sharing with you, when you haven't actually added them in Friends/put them in a Circle.
  • Removal of Sparks. It's a way of finding stuff you like on the internet. But we already have one of those, it's called a web browser. And isn't there already someone out there who delivers a service helping us find all that good stuff? Yes, they're called Google. Oh. So do we need Sparks? Probably not.??
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2 Responses to Google Plus: 5 things I’d like to see

  1. Anonymous says:

    Google +1 button is a great new feature, it is a must in my opinion and it will only get bigger and bigger int he coming months. So it is a good idea to consider it for all marketing strategies.In addition Google plus and SEO will surely increase traffic to Web sites that offer different products and services to the general public. Increase web traffic, can also mean an increase in sales of some of these users would be online to use the products or services offered by these companies.<a href="http://plusonesfast.com/">Buy Google Plus</a>

  2. Isabelle says:

    I have posted the "wish" for seeing a stream of more than one circle right and left but no answer! We need to be able to stream "family and friends" on one hand and to use circles for different work projects on the other!

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