Google+ – an initial review

I’m not necessarily one of those people that jumps on every band wagon that seems interesting. I had many friends suggesting MySpace and Facebook, long before I actually joined.

But I must admit, I like to give almost all Google products a try. They really do a good job… most of the time.

So I’m now officially on Google + and here are some of my initial thoughts:

  • If you have an android phone, I HIGHLY suggest getting a Google+ account if for one reason only… You can set up an automatic upload of your videos and photos! God forbid something happens to your phone, you now will have all of your photos backed up, even the one you took moments before losing it! As a mother of a 2 year old, I find that an indispensable usage.
  • I like the privacy aspects of the “circles.” Unlike Facebook, you can select which circles you post to. No more need for private events, groups or the such. If you’re not sure what a circle is, its basically a category with selected people. For example, I have professional/co-workers, family, friends, acquaintances, and momma friends.  Now I can post pictures or silly little things my son does for just my family, friends and/or momma friends without feeling like I’m not appearing professional to those that I work with.  Another big “like”
  • Google+ is still very rough around the edges. There are a bunch of little things that I’ve come to know and love about Facebook that just aren’t available on Google+… at least not yet.

All in all, I think I’m going to try and give Google+ a good try. It definitely has a lot of potential and I look forward to using some of the other features and of course, I’m looking forward to new features that get developed.

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