Jeff Sexton

Saturday, April 26, 2014

On The Life and Death of Google+

There's been a lot of talk lately about strategic changes at Google, and the "failure" of Google+.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/25/a-personal-reflection-on-google/

From where I am sitting, +Google+ is working just fine.  It does what it does, and it's useful to me.  Is this happening because it doesn't have a billion users yet or something?  Did they seriously think that would happen?  I just hope development doesn't halt, because I have nothing to replace this with.

I started a Facebook account and a Google+ account within days of the same time in July of 2011.  I posted the exact same content to both for close to a year.  I have lost track of how many new customers I have gained through Google+, it's well into double digits.  Through Facebook that count was, and remains to this day, zero.  I don't use Facebook at all anymore, and haven't for years.

I have met new people on Google+.  On Facebook people I went to grade school with came out of the woodwork.  And no one else.  I don't use Facebook.  It's a poor website, and more significantly, it does nothing for me.  Google+ has been completely different on the other hand.

Google+ can be great without being everywhere and everything to everyone.  It can generate valuable information for Google, and a valuable experience for it's users.  I don't know what's happening at Google, I suspect very few people do, but I hope there's no cause for alarm.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Beard Care

Stop goofing around with your beard!  This is good stuff, I've been using it or awhile now and it really makes a difference.


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