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mk  ·  3667 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Will Google+ ever take the dominant share of the social media market?
Ha. Ok, I was wrong.

I now feel that the differences between Google+ and Facebook probably can not be great enough to cause users to leave Facebook for Google+ This holds particularly true for older folk on Facebook.

Also, I don't have the feeling that one suffices for the other. Which is kind of funny. If Google+ is too different, then it won't feel like an alternate to Facebook. If it is too similar, then why switch?

I'm sure Google+ will be around for a long time, however. In fact, I think it will just become part of the Google Account. Some will use it, and some won't.

I like hang-outs. But I actually don't use my circles.

Arrgh, Google+ can mess with the Hubski bold markup.

eb  ·  3667 days ago  ·  link  ·  
:) I too thought G+ was going to be bigger than Facebook. The main difference is that the friends I have on facebook are not in G+ (but i thought that, that was the point, if I wanted the same friends I would still use Facebook). My G+ stream is full of links, discussions and funny things though, I use circles, one is from the Hacker News community (the main theme are investing and startup articles...) the other is the reddit one (funny gifs, interesting articles... cats...) etc.
thenewgreen  ·  3667 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Ha, I wasn't trying to hold you to account. I think we were both of the opinion that G+ had an advantage in that it more realistically mirrored actual human interaction. Shows what we know. I too like the hangouts, I think they function really well and are easy to use. For me, it feels pretty different than FB. But you make an interesting point: Too different -they won't go. Too similar -why leave? -Well said.