Oh, lament, lament. “I logged into Facebook for the first time in weeks, and my feed was rife with posts about Miley and her tricks, all of which was absent on my Google+ feed. I love Google+.”
Just fucking ridiculous. I get it, some of us like to think we’re cool because we like the unpopular thing. But… what the fuck, really? Facebook, Google+, et al are social networks (ok, ok, ostensibly). They work because they are social. They work because they are social. They work because they are social. A social network doesn’t truly thrive because of obscurity; it thrives because people connect, because people interact.
So why do some of you prefer G+ over Facebook? Obscurity… See what I did there? So few people actively use it, and those that do tend to are a bit more technically inclined (not to be mistaken for being smarter). There is the claim that the conversation is more intelligent and meaningful on G+. That should make you wonder though… What if you simply pared down your Facebook friends list to just the people you actually give a rats ass about? What if you shut off that social inertia steamroller and choose not to add or accept friend requests from every minor or near as random connection? What would happen then?
Conversely, what would happen if G+ grew and grew, overtaking Facebook? Would G+ remain that better place? I’d wager not. So, you know, own up to it, Facebook sucks because you suck. Unfriend or hide posts from the persons that have you screaming at the screen. Save yourself.
That said, this Google fan will keep on using G+ (and yes, Facebook), hoping that it can gain more real users. Because Circles.