Why Won’t Google+ Die?

I’m am sick and tired of Google+.

It’s dull.

It’s not innovating.

There is next to no engagement on there.

I’ve been circled by almost 600 people, and I have no fucking clue how they hell they found me. I suspect most of them are robots.

I’ve got enough crap to pay attention to without a carbon copy of Facebook.

Hell, even Pinterest is more fun. At least the ladies on there will teach me how to make some decorative crap.

I get that Facebook needs competition. But this isn’t competition. This is whiny child forcing everyone to go to its party under some threat that it won’t be our friend anymore.

Nobody likes Google+. Well, some people do, but they’re weird. I imagine they’re people who also like Linux.

So why won’t it just go away? Won’t the world be better without another boring social network?

27 Responses to Why Won’t Google+ Die?

  1. Keith March 29, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Are you being serious on this one Jay? Sometimes it’s hard to tell with your sarcasm….

    • Jay March 29, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      I am seriously hilarious.

  2. Deb Ng March 29, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I engage with people every day on Google+. If you’re not receiving lots of fuzzy unicorns and puppy dogs there, may I suggest an attitude adjustment? You’re not exactly Mr. Positivity, there, Dolan.


    One of the weird ones.

    • Jay March 29, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      I bet you like Linux, don’t you?

      I don’t want to see lots of fuzzy unicorns on there, but at the same time, without being some weird “Content Marketing SEO Guru” I’m just not seeing the point of building up another network when I already have engagement I enjoy on other social networks.

      It’s another screen, another network, another bundle of weak relationships with people who aren’t doing anything for me except for eating my time.

      But fine. I’m on vacation next week. I’m going to try to use Google+ like I’d use Facebook. Let’s see what the fuck happens.

      • Tino Kremer March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

        Seriously… What is the point of your post / article? If you don’t like it, why are you on there? Just remove it from your profile or just let it be without being bothered about it. You can use anything you want, there is choice.

        There are also people like me that like Google+. All my good friends and relatives are on there, so it’s very useful for me. I have a lot of interesting people circled which I didn’t know before but are feeding me with all kinds of interesting articles and links.

        What works me for me, doesn’t have to work for you, but why spending your time moaning about what a company is doing?

        • Jay March 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

          I made a lot of people laugh with this article, that was my point. When I moan, I try to do it in a way that brings a smile.

        • Jack Martin April 18, 2012 at 11:40 am #

          What is the point of this blog post if Jay doesn’t like G+?

          Haha what is the point of commenting on a blog post if you don’t like it?

    • Claire Wagner March 29, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Deb, the funny thing is that I got pretty irritated with G+ at the beginning because of too many unicorns and puppy dogs - like pictures of Chris Brogan’s and Guy Kawasaki’s kids, their lunch plates, etc. I rarely go there but when I do, I just go to my writer circle or my “favorites” circle (which includes you). Actually, now that I think of it, you and a few writers I like are the only reason I go onto G+. I miss seeing you on Facebook.

      But I’m with Jay about Pinterest. I have good interaction on Facebook and good ideas and laughs from Pinterest.

      • Jay March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

        Apparently I just need more kitty photos on Google+.

  3. Morgan March 29, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Pretty sure the only people who are trying to hard to be on Google+ are those that want the SEO benefit. But even that I can’t justify getting on Google+ each day to post the same crap that I post everywhere else.

    I need a different strategy for Google+ and I just haven’t found one. I can like and comment on other people’s status messages, but I just can’t find a new strategy for Google+.

    And I don’t think it’s going anywhere any time soon, so I just ignore it for the most part.

    • Jay March 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      Maybe if we all ignore it, it will go away.

      • Danicia March 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

        I so wish it would.

  4. Camilo Olea March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    “Nobody likes Google+. Well, some people do, but they’re weird. I imagine they’re people who also like Linux.”

    If I die, I want you to educate my son. Please?

    • Jay March 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

      What would I teach him? How to hate everything?

  5. Geoff Merritt March 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    ….. boy I’m weird…. I have a Linux laptop… But still haven’t used Google+

  6. Jess March 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Pinning now. ;)

  7. Margaret Krohn March 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I agree with the fact that having another social network that does the EXACT same thing Facebook does is rather silly. Honestly, I think it’s Google’s plot to take over the world. JKing…Maybe, I’m not though…

    I find it hard to keep track of all the social networks these days and I try to limit myself to just a few. G+ is one of them because of the pure fact that it’s already linked in with my gmail and other social networks. I must say that I don’t really use it for socializing, but I do use it for networking and sharing my data.

    BUT! I must say that their phone application and site works much more smoothly than Facebook. Quality wise, I find G+ to be better, but it’s a little late to the show. Didn’t they learn that from GBuzz/GWave? Copying Twitter didn’t do so well, copying FB must work! Quality has to stand for something, doesn’t it? Too often we promote products because it was the “first”, but shouldn’t we be promoting products that we, as consumers, want to use because they work properly and never fail us. =]

    Definitely interesting to see the opinions of others though and no, I don’t use Linux. =P

  8. Randall St. Germain March 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Funny post, Jay. Lots of serious people here. :) By the way, I still don’t know what to do with Google+, although I’m only in a few circle thingies. Need to join more circles possibly, and then I’ll have more fun there.

  9. Jeff Kryger April 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I have a G+ page, but never use it. All my friends are on Facebook, and anyone I follow for business/news is on Twitter. Aside from the SEO benefit, I am hesitant to even bother making a page for the company I work for.

  10. Steve Allan April 4, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Well played, sir. It IS just a slightly different version of Facebook. I know, the gurus and geeks will be quick to point out all the major differences and how Google+ is innovative blah blah blah.
    Think like a consumer! If you’re on Facebook what does Google+ offer that is bigger, better, faster…or more fun! Besides-few of your friends are there so why bother.
    I’m with you - Pintrest is much more interesting and worthy of my time

    • Keith April 4, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      And while your clients miss out on the search value of Plus, because you were thinking like a consumer instead of realizing there is so much more to it than just “another social network”…. their competitors will pass them by.

      The search value alone is well worth the time, and anyone who says otherwise is doing their clients a huge disservice. Period.

  11. Alfa April 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Great site, i agree. I tried Google+ some weeks ago, first i say to my self o no same boring old interface as Gmail ect. ect. well for webmastertools its fine (sorry Matt) Google+ will die, but Facebook will die first (hihi). The old Facebook give you the feeling the wall is for me and my friends, but the current version give me the feeling “my friends” block me from their wall posts, where are the funny posts?

  12. meka April 9, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    i agree with you but the weird thing is that they are still growing fast, or at least they are saying so!

  13. joe's box April 16, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I disagree, I prefer Google plus over facebook, and i am sure that G+ is the next big thing!

  14. Echo April 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    hahaha love the whiny kid forcing you to the party part. so true.

  15. Krystal Elliott April 17, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    I don’t know why people are still holding on to G+. Internet hipsters, I think. Too cool for Facebook but too stubborn to realize their ship is sinking.

    G+ isn’t going anywhere!


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