Why? Well, it just doesn’t seem simple and when I use social media, I like it to be simple: I’d like to share a news story or photo in under three seconds. I’d like to find a topic quickly.
Before you roll your eyes in that “she must be an old lady” way, take note: I will devote some time to learning more about it. But for now, just one week after a vacation in Mexico and a month into a new promotion, TIME IS MONEY, and I only have money for the quick and simple social media sites I use the most—Twitter and Facebook.
While I am not as active on Facebook as I used to be, I still use it for what I always thought it was best for—sharing with my “fluffy” crowd (Fluffy as in family, distant friends—someone I haven’t seen since high school or college whom I actually want to keep in touch with—and acquaintances or former co-workers).
Twitter, on the other hand, I love for talking news, music, sports and neighborhood happenings with smart and FAST people.
What I still like about the big two is something I can’t seem to find with Google+ yet … ease of use. And active users, of course!
I feel kind of lost on Google+. I’m not sure what’s going on. This isn’t something that occurred for more than an hour of using Facebook or Twitter. Sure, I get the circles, but what if I put someone in my acquaintance circle as opposed to the friend one and they get annoyed? Think it can’t happen? Think again. Strangers get annoyed when I unfollow them on Twitter!
Feature-wise, someone sent me a message on Google+ once and it seemed to appear right there on my Google+ page and yet, she told me it was private. It didn’t’ look that way to me! At least on Twitter and Facebook, DMs do not appear on the wall or timeline. They are hidden away. And private Google+ messages should be, too.
Look, it’s Google. Most of their stuff works out. Some, like Google WAVE, do not. Come to think of it, I hated that one, too.
I’ve got nothing against Google. I love GMAIL! But Google+ and its circles haven’t won me over yet. Maybe I’m too much of a list person? Or better yet, perhaps I am a square?
About the Author
Gina Vergel is a public relations professional for Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York. You can follow Gina on Twitter at: @ginavergel7