June 30, 2011
Let's Call Google+ a Social Networking Site with Walls and Windows
Heard about the launch of the Google+ project: "Real-life sharing rethought for the web"? In Another Try by Google to Take On Facebook (New York Times), Claire Cain Miller writes
The debut of Google+ will test whether Google can overcome its past stumbles in this area and deal with one of the most pressing challenges facing the company. At stake is Google’s status as the most popular entry point to the Web. When people post on Facebook, which is mostly off-limits to search engines, Google loses valuable information that could benefit its Web search, advertising and other products.
What do you think about Google+? As for me, here is my blanket apology to all who have tried to friend my Facebook page. I created the page a long time ago just to have a look-see and as soon as I find my login info, I will delete it. Ditto for Linked-in, etc. Just not "my thing." Ditto for Google+. [JH]