Google+ User Statistics Part II How have the demographics shifted since G+ came out of beta?
by Loryfel NYC
So I decided to have another blog based on the number of hits and comments I got on several posts I had in an old blog of mine.
Since I have a GoDaddy account, I decided to purchase my domain using GoDaddy and use my existing Wordpress hosting service. Everying was going well until I inadvertently allowed the files to be installed in a /wordpress subdirectory. I wanted it to be installed in the root. And silly me I had the main site redirected to the subdirectory.
Sounds ok but then I changed my mind. I decided to uninstall Wordpress and reinstall it again.
Here is the link I found useful:
If you did any redirects or fowards, make sure you delete them first before uninstalling and reinstalling Wordpress.
If there’s any company who can do it, it should be Google. And they are trying to, with Google+. Can it really replace Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr? Can it integrate existing and yet-to-be developed apps to compete with Groupon or Foursquare and integrate it to a mammoth social site such as Google+?
Nobody knows. All I know is that even if a phone has a camera and mp3 player, there are still digital cameras and mp3 players for sale. Even if there is 3-in-1 instant coffee, you can still buy coffee, milk and sugar separately.
IMHO, it depends on the app and the service offered. If the app offers a service and technology that is mature with a well established market, it can weather the “Google” storm. If the service is well used enough to be a standalone service that people just are “wired” to use it separately or if the service has so many features that the aggregator technically just cannot incorporate — think those high end cameras that will be vvery hard to incorporate in a smart phone, then there will always be space for social sites and apps other than those by Google.
Too much social media. Too much information that is not meaningful to me. When I got two Facebook invites from dogs, (yes dogs), I said, hmm.. time to give Facebook a rest.. for now.
I don’t care if a Facebook “friend” decided to have scrambled eggs for breakfast. It doesn’t do anything to me. I want meaningful information and meaningful communication that gives value to my personal and work life. I don’t have the patience of going over my 500+ friends and filtering feeds and all that stuff. Like most users, I am impatient. And also, like some people, I am selfish. I am past the point of caring about the “social” in social media. I care more about ME - my life, my interests. ME.
Give me meaningful information about ME. NOW.
Yeah, more selfish and more impatient. That’s the Internet user for ya!