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? 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?