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!
Few of us can really engage on multiple platforms and maintain quality conversations. Is the answer to just automate from one to another? 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?