Yes, I am on it! I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by @Iconic88 on Twitter through Empire Avenue that he had an invite for the Google+ beta if I was interested. I happily said that I was, and I started my adventures within the Google social network. However, I fell short due to time restraints, and now I feel like someone with a Nokia brick phone in a world dominated with iPhone 4s. You see, it’s like the little head start that I could get just slipped out of my hands, and now I don’t know if there is any point in trying to catch up. Then again, as we have pointed out so many times before, it’s not about the numbers. It’s about the level and quality of interaction and networking we engage into.
Of course, there’s always a learning curve when getting into a new service, and even though Google+ is pretty much straight forward, it can be hard to adjust to a new system of networking. My initial thought when I logged into Google+ for the first time was that it was another social network exactly the same as all the others, and they only did things differently but with the same result. It even has the same features, which they just named something different.
However, there is one reason why you should sign up for a Google+ account today, and it is a good one. It’s maybe the very best reason to be honest. Sure, Facebook has a 1/14 of earth’s population signed up, which should be enough to network with, right? Twitter is not too far behind, yet you only have 140 characters to play with. Then we of course have LinkedIn, but that’s more for work and who wants to incorporate work into your spare time? The one reason why you should sign up to Google+ right now is…