You can’t surf anywhere on the web the last 2 days without coming across another Google+ article. I’ve heard it’s going to kill Facebook but it’s hard to kill Facebook when Google+ Invite Process Shut Down Amid ‘Insane Demand’
This whole Google+ “Buzz” reminds me of the same process everyone went through with Google Wave and we all know how that ended!
I think Google provides some great services. Google Apps for Education is a tremendous product and has worked its way into the mainstream. But I’ve got one HUGE problem with the way Google launches new services like Google+ — you have to request an invite and hope! It was the same way with Google Wave and you would think I’ve learned my lesson–I requested an invite! But I’m not holding my breath.
Even if I get one–and who knows when that might happen–I’ve got to find “friends” to make it feasible. Then I’ve got to use two services–Facebook and Google+ — I’m sure I have some extra time laying around! I can guarantee you that only a portion of my Facebook friends would even consider switching to Google+
I guess what I’m saying is I wish this stuff was approached with a little more common sense. We got burned on Google Buzz, Google Wave, etc. but yet we continue to jump in headfirst with any new Google offering. One of the big issues with educators adopting technology is a lack of time to become familiar with the tech used in classrooms. Do we have the time to hope that Google+ is going to work?
- First look at Google+ (blogherald.com)
- Some Reasons to Be Optimistic About Google Plus (geeksaresexy.net)
- Google Unveils Facebook Competitor with Google+ (linearfix.wordpress.com)
- Google+ Screenshots (varunkumar.me)
- Can Google+ Become Facebook Killer For Google? (myassgeek.wordpress.com)
- Five reasons why Google+ will succeed (digitaltrends.com)
- Can Google conquer Facebook with Google+? (onsoftware.en.softonic.com)
- Google+ 3 Strikes, You’re Out? (seovault.wordpress.com)