G+ or Blog

I started using Google Plus from last November and I should say that, even though I am a big proponent of keeping control over your digital avatar, it has been very easy to make (give) quick updates on Google plus than on this blog. Plus my friends and family don’t have to specially come to this site to get updates. They get the G+ updates as part of their regular email and/or when they log into their G+ stream. It is less work on everyones part.

That is one of the reasons, I believe G+ will be one of the first real contenders to Facebook. Even though Facebook boasts of more than 800 million users, it is still a “seperate” site that folks have to log into unlike Google plus, which is fast becoming part of the regular Google experience. Esp with the tweaks that Google made last week with incorporating G+ data into the search results, the line between  a Google search and using Google Plus gets blurrier.

So the question (for me) is not if it is Facebook or G+.. but if it is the blog or G+..


3 Replies to “G+ or Blog”

  1. I like the fact that we can still own our own blog and website and we can sell it later. You cannot sell your google+ site. It does not belong to you. If we believe that our content is worth something then we ought to post it on our own property, otherwise domains and websites become meaningless. Maybe that is where it is heading. Who knows?

    1. That is true. More than the selling part, the fact that you “own” the content. Despite what facebook, twitter or Google say about you being able to export the content you create, they still own the rights to do whatever they want with the content.

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