Revealing Google+ user figures

I just watched a video of Amit Singh’s presentation at Atmosphere London 2013 and this slide was pretty interesting. It has some user stats for Google+ which are helpful in clarifying active “stream” users (presumably plus.google.com) and users considered to be Google+ users because Google+ is enabled in their Google accounts. User the larger figure…… Continue reading Revealing Google+ user figures

While we are wondering why ordinary users should use Google+

Forbes has an interesting article in which is raises the seemingly perennial question about Google+: why should “ordinary” users care about Google+? The point that no-one is using Google+ isn’t really a good one, however you measure Google+ users, there are a substantial number of people using the service. The challenge is more the composition…… Continue reading While we are wondering why ordinary users should use Google+

Google Plus numbers: Not bad for a 1 year old ghost town

It turns out I am not the only person in South Africa using Google+ (well, it’s not news to me, I use Google+) and, today, Google released some useful numbers about it’s service, which turns 1 tomorrow. Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice-President of Social Business for Google, announced these numbers at Google I/O which kicked off…… Continue reading Google Plus numbers: Not bad for a 1 year old ghost town

The new Google Plus design looks a little like Facebook's Timeline

You’ve probably started seeing tweets and posts about the new Google+ design. It’s live on my profile and this is what it looks like for me: The new Google+ design feels a little claustrophobic. The top and left bars seem to make the middle panel that much smaller. I also can’t help but notice the…… Continue reading The new Google Plus design looks a little like Facebook's Timeline

Social plus Search with Google

This is the one major blind spot Facebook has – search. This move is a really interesting way to come at social relevance from the other direction and I think its going to be an exciting change. Now all Google+ needs is Facebook’s user base to make all that personal search truly useful. Update: Kathryn…… Continue reading Social plus Search with Google