Google+ & YouTube: Social Networking Meets Social Media

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The recent overhaul of the Google+ layout has been largely greeted by members, but the most controversial feature is probably the greater prominence given to videos and images. And yet, Google would have been foolish not to do this, since they already owned the perfect example of a successful social network giving greater prominence to videos than… Continue reading Google+ & YouTube: Social Networking Meets Social Media

Google+ Not a Ghost Town (And Never Was)

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Another week and another Google+ “survey” of usage hits the news media.  This time it’s a survey by Experian Hitwise showing that Google+ had over 61 million visits in March, an increase of 27% over February.  Whether Experian Hitwise is any more reliable than comScore, which previously dubbed Google+ a “ghost town”, is anyone’s guess.The… Continue reading Google+ Not a Ghost Town (And Never Was)

Google+’s Secret Weapon: Real Life

Published on Author Eli Fennell

  Sharing. More Like Real Life. Google uses the above description for its new social network, Google+. What does it really mean, though? It could mean their Circles, which more closely model our “Circles” of friends and acquaintances in real life. It could mean Hangouts, which more closely model how we spend time with people… Continue reading Google+’s Secret Weapon: Real Life

Google+ IS and WILL BE a Huge Success

Published on Author Eli Fennell

comScore sent waves through technology news yesterday when they announced the result of a “survey” suggesting that Google+ users spend, on average, a mere 3-minutes per month on average using the site.  Even if this were true, it would matter far less than most of the pundits have imagined. Before we consider why engagement levels… Continue reading Google+ IS and WILL BE a Huge Success

Google+ & Twitter Feel the Love; Facebook Feels the Hate

Published on Author Eli Fennell

  Disclaimer:  I am on all three of the aforementioned social networks.  There was a time when my preferred social network was Facebook, followed by Twitter, but these days it’s becoming Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.  I am not part of any other social networks, unless one counts YouTube, which is more social media, the video… Continue reading Google+ & Twitter Feel the Love; Facebook Feels the Hate