Monday, July 18, 2011

Mike Elgan On Why He's Loving Google+

This is a great Google+ post from tech writer Mike Elgan. Mike is in the middle of a Google+ experiment he's calling his Google+ Diet. He's using Google+ for all of his online communication and has stopped using Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, e-mail and several other services. Here's  Mike's July 15 Google+ public post summarizing what he's experienced on the Google+ Diet so far:
Here's what I love about Google+ in general and the Google+ Diet in particular:

Instead of saying, "I'm going to write a blog post now," or "I'm going to send an e-mail" or "I think I'll tweet something" you simply say what you have to say, then decide who you're going to say it to.

If you address it to "Public," it's a blog post.

If you address it to "Your Circles" it's a tweet.

If you address it to your "My Customers" Circle it's a business newsletter.

If you address it to a single person, it can be a letter to your mother.

I'd say this is pretty revolutionary.
I haven't personally ditched any of my other social media yet but I do find myself going to Google+ more and using Facebook and Twitter less frequently.

You can follow Mike's Google+ Diet experiment here. My Google+ public stream is linked here.

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