Expecting Google+ to become as popular as Facebook is like when the new CFL and LED lighbulbs came out. Do CFL lightbulbs save money, last for 5-10 years (or longer), and help save the environment? Yes. But people have been using ‘regular’ lightbulbs for over 200 years, and as MSNBC points out, people aren’t warming to the new bulbs.
Even though the government is forcing the ‘phasing out’ of the old lightbulbs mandatory, the fact of the matter is, people don’t like change. They enjoy ‘liking’ posts. They don’t want to ‘+1’ them. And while the internet remains so popular because it offers everyone around the world choices and freedom, too many choices can also be a downfall.
To me, sharing a link or blog post I’ve written can only be shared in so many places before I either forget where I haven’t shared or it becomes to much. Ideally, I should share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter (@thesocialrobot AND @wonderwall7), LinkedIn (The Social Robot AND my personal page), StumbleUpon, and Digg. Adding Google+ to this list is really the last of my worries. Even though I live and breathe social media (and have even managed to make a career I love out of it), adding Google+ to my life makes me contemplate when it is all too much.