I can easily tell that Google+ has hit the Internet like an asteroid the size of planet earth. I keep reading, "Please send me a Google+ invite! I'm desperate for an invite!" Google+ has approximately 9.5 million users worldwide, with 2.2 million joining in the past 32 to 34 hours, according to an estimate by Paul Allen, of Ancestry.com.
There's even a term for members of Google+: we're "Plussies." I'm still playing with Google+ but so far I love everything I see.
- It's way better than Twitter because you can speak in messages or comments that are longer than 140 characters.
- It's way better than Facebook, because Google studied FB and avoid making all of its mistakes.
- It's easier to interact with people on Google+, which is what social media is all about.
- It's a chance to start over by putting people you actually want to communicate with into your circles -- as opposed to those people you knew from high school who you haven't talked to in 20 years.
Here's an infographic that compares the two: