Why isn't Google plus very popular?
When Google plus was in the beta phase, people were fighting to join. Now its popularity has seemed to plummet. The active number of users is very low. Why hasn't it caught on? Will it ever catch on?
I also joined Google Plus few months back and am really disappointed with the response I got from this over hyped social media site. May be I may not be using it in the right way..
In order for people to actively use a social network such as this, they need a reason. That reason (keyword "social") is /friends/. If you don't have any friends using it, why would you? If you aren't using it, why would they? This creates a very difficult transition that only really works with a mass exodus, similar to what happened to MySpace.
MySpace was still enormous when Facebook *really* started going mainstream. Maybe a year after Facebook saw it's popularity skyrocket, MySpace became yesterday's news. That is a mass exodus.
What caused it? I believe it was simply the interface. Myspace was stupidly annoying. Going to people's pages and being bombarded with glitter letters, obnoxious colors and backgrounds, blaring music...it just wasn't fun. They provided *way* too much customization. You also had to visit people's pages in order to really keep up with them.
Enter Facebook. News feeds - you could see what all of your friends said in one neat, well formatted page. You almost never had to visit somebody else's profile, and if you did, it was easy to read. Facebook twitterized MySpace and threw in their own spin on things. This was a big enough difference, so when it came time - people left in droves. I for one, knew about the site for a while. As soon as a good number of my friends moved, I moved. When I moved, shortly thereafter I saw other friends move. That's how it works.
Google+ is awesome. I love it far more than FB. Unfortunately, for the average user, it just isn't "different" enough to cause that kind of mass exodus. Maybe sometime in the future Google will do something to push it over the ledge and take over the market - but until then, Facebook is king of the jungle.
There was a massive number of people that signed up but the avg time of use was only 3 minutes.
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What's pretty hard to believe is that Google Plus has the 2nd most number of registered users of any social network - recently passing Twitter. That's because when you sign up for Gmail, Youtube or the majority of Google's other products, you're also signing up for G+. The amount of time you actually spend on the G+ interface may be a different story, but Google continues to integrate all of their products with G+ to collect gather info to display more relevant videos, news stories, websites, and especially advertisements.
Because it will significantly help Google make more money with the more people that sign up for it, Google's significantly invested in making it better it's not going away anytime soon. I'd imagine that it will continue to sort of exist in the background for many of us, and we'll continue to share and consume media in other Google interfaces like Youtube and their search results pages, which are still connected with our Google Account and G+.
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