this post was written more than a month ago but never published, i am publishing it now; because it seams that my vision was correct G+ is losing more and more users.
will google + become the computer geeks network ?
let’s see what it offers:
it’s like facebook (google circles are like facebook lists), but it will boost what you have plused in your friends search,
let’s say you are an atheist and you like atheist websites, your friends and family are christians or muslims or whatever and
when your friend will be searching for something like God existence he’ll get directly the atheist point of view because your search will be promoted by your plus into his or her search,
now imagine a small relative that is your nephew or a family member , he’ll be searching for some answers and he’ll get yours…
the same with sexual orientation, straight, gay, bi etc…
All good, except that you might have many people starting to look at you in a weird way, or even start to be aggressive towards you.
So this is a bad concept > allowing people to influence other people search results is definitely a bad idea.
about google+ launching, open by invite and later open to all, it worked for gmail but
for a social network to work as it should, people should have friends, and they are surely not ready to strat sending invites,
google should have allowed everybody directly to import his/her contacts delaying this led to a time gap between the time when the site was most active and when people were ready to bring their friends in and now.
the site has lost a lot of it’s activity and facebook is making G+ task to attract users much much harder.