Google Plus: The Positive Feedback

    June 30, 2011
    Chris Crum

Google is used to getting criticism. No question about that. There has so far been plenty about the company’s latest attempt at social media: Google+. Of course it’s not even fully launched yet.

There is also some good feedback about it. A lot of those fortunate enough to get invites actually do like it. You’ve probably seen some of the articles by now.

Google faces many challenges in making this thing a hit, so the company is no doubt glad to see some words of encouragement from users. Here are some of the other more positive reactions we’ve seen from people on Twitter:

Google Plus so far = Google + Buzz + +1 + Facebook + Gmail + Google Contacts + Wave + Picasa + Orkut + Profiles + RSS + Skype. Mind blown. 15 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

The One Google Plus Feature Facebook Should Fear: via @AddThis 47 minutes ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Most important Google+ observation/quote I’ve read: “The reality is users won’t have the option of not using Google+.” 31 minutes ago via Twitter for Mac · powered by @socialditto

RT @beastoftraal: I don’t know if Google+ is a Twitter-killer or Facebook-killer. But it sure is a productivity-killer. 48 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

PicasaWeb Just Got Unlimited Space For Free: If you’re signed up for Google+, you have kind of unlimited space. … 50 minutes ago via twitterfeed · powered by @socialditto

I’d love to use Google+ as a social network of people I actually WANT to read status updates about. Much like Twitter, actually. 50 minutes ago via UberSocial · powered by @socialditto

Lol Facebook-Founder Mark Zuckerberg joined google+ …. says it all 51 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Google+ Hangouts: “It’s like a group Chatroulette without nudity and with about 100 extra I.Q. points.” (via @wired) 33 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

google plus is at capacity but i’m still getting 50 invites per minute. excellent roll-out! 36 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Google+: In Short: Andy Hertzfeld just turned facebook into MySpace 15 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

There’s a lot to take in with the launch of Google+. You can go to the product’s landing page and read through that to gather that much. It’s going to be very interesting to see if people are up for using it. The classic invitation-only strategy worked pretty well for cultivating buzz around Gmail years ago. Can Google repeat that success with Google+?


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.