Leaving Facebook for Google+? Unlikely

Brian Solis recently posted a poll asking his contacts if they’d abandon Facebook for Google+.

A shocking large number – 24% – are currently saying yes. Really? Are a quarter of technically-savvy social media types going to abandon the biggest social network on the planet?

I say no, and here’s the comment I made:

Facebook = friends & family.
Google+ = tech stuff.
LinkedIN = professional networking.
Twitter = not sure anymore…

Mom’s not going to G+. Not gonna happen. And neither are all your cousins, aunts, and other assorted relatives. Plus, most of your school friends who aren’t engineers or otherwise geeky won’t be there – at least not for a while.

So there’s room for all the networks to play.

Except maybe for Twitter, which is still super-strong, but which will (I think) lose a significant component of it’s more technical contributors to G+.

Time will tell …

 


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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Unfortunately this article lacks any degree of forward thinking. Sure, your Aunts and Uncles won’t leave Facebook for G+ *as it is now*, but then back in the day, most people you surveyed wouldn’t have left MySpace for Facebook, yet look what happened.
    Who knows what future features G+ might implement that could make it a Facebook beater and result in Joe Normal ditching Facebook for it.

  • Don’t confuse “social networking” with “being dumb enough to put all your private information into the public domain.”

  • “Mom’s not going to G+. Not gonna happen. And neither are all your cousins, aunts, and other assorted relatives.”
    I don’t see the downside to this?