Google recently released Google+, a new social network. Do you think you need another social network? Do you prefer real social networks (people you actually see regularly), or are you happy with the digital social networks you use? Or do you avoid them all on principle?
I don’t think we need another social network; but I do think that the release of Google+ will mean that technology continues to advance and that’s a good thing. Twitter is the new Facebook, the way Facebook was the new MySpace, MySpace came after Bebo, things move on and get replaced and the world moves on with it. Who’d have thought we’d end up spending so much time online chatting to people we’ve never met, as well as people who live just down the road. It sounds insane; but it works and for people like me who can’t get out as much as they’d like or socialise with people very often it’s a lifeline.
In no way can it ever replace have a good chat and catch up face to face with people; but it helps you stay in touch between times. I’ve met amazing people through the web and I can’t wait to experience the new developments and seeing the world open up even further.