I have been telling clients for a while that they should avoid a big investment (time or money) in Google+ because it really is not taking off the way that it should have. I guess only time will tell if it really ever will. Perhaps Facebook’s huge IPO today will scare some people into using it.
To convince myself that I am charting the right course, I have been asking colleagues and friends if they are using G+ and the answers have simply been “no” from friends and “not really” from colleagues. Very few people that I interact with are even aware that it still exists.
I followed up those inquiries last night while speaking to a class of about 50 college students about social media for meetings and events.
When we started I asked the following questions and received the following answers:
- Who is using Facebook (all hands went up)
- Who is using Twitter (about half the hands went up)
- Who is using Google+ (ONE hand went up)
I came back with a follow up question to the one G+ user:
- Do you use Google+
The answer was a shrug and “not really”.
This is the state of G+, it is a social network with very little social that simply cannot put butts in the seats.
What are your thoughts on G+?