A Google employee has leaked information on her Google+ page saying that a Google+ is on its way to the iOS app store. This of-course doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it just ferments the fact that Google is doing everything it can to spread Google+ to the masses. And providing an iOS app for the iPhone sure is an efficient way to introduce yourself to a whole new user base. However, there is no word yet on whether or not the app has been accepted in the App Store, but it’s unlikely that the app will be rejected either.
This morning I awoke to a plethora of Google+ emails in my inbox. New friends, photo tags, it was all deja vu. That is of-course because it is like getting Facebook emails all over again. At the end of the day Google+ is a Facebook clone and we just don’t get its appeal yet.
It takes so much time and energy for businesses and individuals alike to maintain Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN, so we don’t understand how Google+ can thrive. As a matter fact, we’re not even sure if we want it too. If Facebook already offers everything and more, with a much stronger user base, why do we all need to move over to yet another social networking site? So that another company can grapple with our private data? So that we’ll need to upload and tag our photos on two different networks? So that we’ll have to “friend” our friends somewhere else? It seems redundant and requires more effort than it’s worth when Facebook is already so established.
As a matter of fact, according to beta-service Social Statistics, Mark Zuckerberg is currently the most popular person on Google +. The Facebook CEO is leading in popularity above Google’s own CEO, Larry Page. ‘Nuff said.