Leaving Facebook in Droves for Google+

So… Google+ is here and people are leaving Facebook in droves.

That’s the way it sounds anyway.

But it’s not true.

I don’t have any data to back that up, but really? Why would anyone leave Facebook for a brand new site that is still in beta?

Don’t get me wrong. I love Google. And, I see a lot of potential in Google+. But, I really don’t see any reason to abandon Facebook at this point.

I can understand that someone might be fed up with Facebook, but are you really going to leave it, and the massive following you’ve developed over the years, for Google+. At best you probably have a handful of friends on Google+. Isn’t the point of a social network to have a “social network” of people to interact with?

Are you going to leave behind the countless pictures you’ve uploaded?

What about that game of Farmville you have going?

How are you going to know when you’re friends are having events?

How are you going to send messages to people that you don’t have email addresses or phone numbers for?

I could keep going on, but as you can see, Facebook still has a leg up on Google+. I hope that changes. I hope Google+ becomes successful, useful, and everything a social network should be. But it’s not there yet.

So, hold your horses. Don’t abandon Facebook yet. Let’s see what Google+ does first.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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