Google Plus opened to everyone today. I joined a couple of months ago via invitation. Thus far, I’m unimpressed, although the video chat feature might be really cool, were I ever to need it.
In one sentence, here’s my take on social media: Twitter and Google Plus are content driven, Facebook remains contact driven. I don’t know and have never met most of the people I follow on Twitter; it’s like a random news feed, with some occasional interpersonal (usually local) interaction. Google Plus, so far, is just a more complex version of Twitter. Facebook remains my platform of choice to interact with people I actually know.
But what do I know… I remember thinking USENET was awesome.