How Google+ ends social networking fatigue

July 9, 2011 – 2:16 PM

You’ve got it, and I’ve got it. Everyone’s overwhelmed by the sheer number of social sites the industry keep churning out.

I was already struggling to stay active on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Buzz, Google Reader and several other social sites.

As new media come online, the old ones never go away. I keep up with email, of course, and publish an email newsletter. I use AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), and Google Talk for quick messaging, and also text on my iPhone like a Dachshund on crack.

I used to blog on Google’s Blogger platform, then I switched to Posterous when that was the hot new service, only to leave it for Tumblr when that became Flavor of the Month.

I won’t even try to list all the services I embraced, then quit.

When Google+ came along, I had the same initial reaction as you probably did: “What, another one?”

Then it hit me: Google+ isn’t adding to the problem. Google+ can be the solution to social networking fatigue.


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