Google+ and Social Media Fatigue

Social Media Fatigue

I appreciate this cartoon. I for one, am suffering a bit from social media fatigue. I’m usually an early adopter but I’ve barely looked at Google+. I don’t really want one more social media platform!

Social Media Fatigue - tomfishburne.com

Few of us can really engage on multiple platforms and maintain quality conversations. Is the answer to just automate from one to another? I don’t think so. The problem with this is that the audience on different platforms are different and the language and etiquette on different platforms vary. Third-party apps have been developed to fix some of these inherent weaknesses in the platforms.

What is Google+ and do I need it?

Although I don’t want yet another social media platform to manage, this is a Google product. I’m already using Gmail and Google Calendar all day every day, Google+ will be just one more integrated Google tool. I’m also expecting that activity on Google+ will have an impact on search engine optimization. If it is a Google product, I can’t ignore it.

I’ll be spending more time getting to know Google+ this week. How about you? What do you think of Google’s new social media platform?

What is Google Plus and do I need it?

2 comments on “Google+ and Social Media Fatigue
  1. Dawn Comber says:

    The video that you’ve included in this post, pretty much says it all for me. I’m intent on hanging out at Google+ because I believe that it will keep evolving and growing and should not be ignored.

  2. I am with you on this post. I enjoy facebook, it is quick and easy.

    I struggled with joining G+ or not and like you I can’t say no to Google. I only see hardcore techies on G+, I don’t belong there. I have G+ and don’t do much with it.

    I joined Pinterest last week and find it an equivalent of, if not better than, Facebook. I like the graphical interface and that I can communicate with people who are not my ‘friends’. You can like categories or other peoples boards and get fresh ideas. I get real time feedback if people like my pins.

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