So the question arises, about Google+ vs. Facebook. Why aren’t they all stampeding over there? Gee, don’t we want an alternative to facebook – any – alternative? Or will we continue to use facebook because that’s what we know and that’s where our friends are? I signed up with Google+. What the hell. Gave them my gmail. Put up a picture and a fun screen name.
Like magic, my business gmail address suddenly transforms into Google+ and there are no more boundaries of privacy. My face and cute screen name appear on my email address, they invade my address book and contact list and ask if I want to invite my clients to join me on Google+. No, I don’t. I have to delete the entire Google+ account just to get rid of the screen name, which is still there, and I’m annoyed as hell that I still can’t figure out how to get it off my outgoing emails.Is Google+ any better than facebook? Or, are they also out to harvestevery bit of our private life they can? I’m sick of it, frankly, but I’m a creature of habit and until I can find another watering hole, all my old buddies are still on facebook. Google+ had a bunch of family and friends, but they’re also on facebook, so why do I need to visit them on Google+ too? Sigh. I wish there was an actual alternative. Less invasive, more socially tolerable.