Here is my bold statement of the month: I wish all my friends would use Google+ for their online social agendas. I’m not anti-Facebook, I just don’t like a lot of things about it. I also thing G+ has a lot more to offer (not to toot my Google horn or anything) to a variety of audiences. Yes, Facebook does very well with connecting all demographics to persons of interest. I just think Facebook is lacking the team that Google has. I just fear Google is too “hip” and “mainstream” for the general internet user. It’s a lot of actual information streaming on G+, and a lot of “look at fluffy rollover!” on Facebook.
And I really like hangouts. Skype used to be the next coolest thing after sliced bread. What happened to the video chat mania? I can never get more than two people to hangout at a time, and one of them doesn’t even have a camera. I think I have this desire for all my friends to pow wow on G+. I just don’t know why people don’t video chat anymore. The internet has enabled us to be creatures of anonymity.
So the problem with everyone using G+ is no one will ever leave Facebook. And I’m not asking them to do so, just to add G+ to that queue of daily checked sites. Here’s why I think Facebook will never leave, as written by JeffBullas.com:
- One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)
- People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
- Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
- More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
- More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook
- 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month
- 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
- People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
Enough rambling for one day. I ramble a lot.